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closed 5/2/2022 via BusinessWire

UpGrad, acquired INSOFE

synopsis: upGrad, an online higher education platform in India, has acquired INSOFE, Asia’s 1st Data Science education institute with 7 international academic tie-ups offering full-time dual specialization master’s degrees with post-study work permit opportunities in Canada, France, the USA, and the UK.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform in India that provides rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. UpGrad merges the latest technology, pedagogy and services to create an immersive learning experience. "
target: INSOFE
INSOFE is Asia’s 1st Data Science education institute with 7 international academic tie-ups offering full-time dual specialization master’s degrees with post-study work permit opportunities in Canada, France, the USA, and the UK.
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closed 8/26/2020 via Company Press Release

IONIS Education Group, acquired SUPINFO International University

synopsis: IONIS Education Group, the leading private higher education group in France, has acquired SUPINFO, a French higher education institution focused on computer science. SUPINFO provides general IT training that covers all the latest technologies that are used in the IT industry. They offer courses for web technologies, databases, networking and more.
buyer: IONIS Education Group
IONIS Education Group is the leading private higher education group in France. IONIS Education Group has more than 25 schools and educational institutions across 20 French cities. Their schools offer courses for business, marketing, management, finance, IT, aeronautics, energy, biology and more. "
target: SUPINFO International University
SUPINFO is a French higher education institution focused on computer science. SUPINFO provides general IT training that covers all the latest technologies that are used in the IT industry. They offer courses for web technologies, databases, networking, IT law, software development and more.
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closed 3/11/2020 via Company Press Release

Roosevelt University, acquired Robert Morris University Illinois

synopsis: Roosevelt University, an independent, non-profit, metropolitan university, has acquired Robert Morris University Illinois (RMU), a not-for-profit associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degree-granting institution. RMU provides education that meets the demands of today’s business, graphic arts, health care, culinary and technical world.
buyer: Roosevelt University
Roosevelt University is an independent, non-profit, metropolitan university. Roosevelt University offers a broad array of academic programs, from the baccalaureate through doctoral levels, in a highly interactive environment where students can develop their unique abilities and interests. "
target: Robert Morris University Illinois
Robert Morris University Illinois (RMU) is a not-for-profit associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degree-granting institution. RMU serves over 4500 students interested in getting an education that meets the demands of today’s business, graphic arts, health care, culinary and technical world.
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announced 2/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

Serba Dinamik Group Bhd, will acquire University Malaysia of Computer Science & Engineering

synopsis: Serba Dinamik is to acquire the entire business of University Malaysia of Computer Science & Engineering (UNIMY), which was owned and operated by Prestariang Education Sdn Bhd (PESB), from Prestariang. UNIMY offers a host of undergraduate and postgraduate programs in computer science.
buyer: Serba Dinamik Group Bhd (KLSE:SERBADK:$1,105.28)
Established in 1993, Serba Dinamik Holdings, through its subsidiaries, is an international energy services group providing integrated engineering solutions to the Oil & Gas, petrochemical, power generation industries, water & waste water and utilities. "
target parent: Prestariang Bhd
target: University Malaysia of Computer Science & Engineering
University Malaysia of Computer Science & Engineering (UNIMY) is the first ICT-focused Digital Technology University in Malaysia. UNIMY offers a host of undergraduate and postgraduate programs in computer science.
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$0.59
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announced 1/27/2020 via BusinessWire

K12, Inc., will acquire Galvanize, Inc.

synopsis: K12 Inc., one of the nation’s preeminent tech-enabled education companies, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Galvanize Inc., a leader in developing talent and capabilities for individuals and corporations in technical fields such as software engineering and data science.
buyer: K12, Inc. (LRN:$1,154.60)
K12 Inc. takes a personalized approach to education by removing barriers to learning, reaching students where they are, and providing innovative, high-quality online and blended education solutions, curriculum, and programs to charter schools, public school districts, private schools and families. "
target parent: Catalyst Investors, L.P.
target: Galvanize, Inc.
Galvanize is a learning community for technology with eight physical campuses across the U.S. where innovative startups, aspiring students, and large enterprises benefit from a dynamic, unique technology ecosystem. Galvanize is an industry leader in technology education.
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$165
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closed 7/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

BG Investments Ltd, acquired Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology Lanka (Private) Limited

synopsis: BG Investments, a Sri Lankan-based investor, has acquired the Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology Lanka (APIIT Sri Lanka) from Ekuinas, a Malaysian private equity firm. APIIT Sri Lanka is a leading private higher education institute in Sri Lanka. APIIT Sri Lanka offers degree programmes in Computing, Business Management and Law.
buyer: BG Investments Ltd
BG Investments is a Sri Lankan-based investor with exposure in industries such as financial services, marine, education, and healthcare. "
target parent: Ekuiti Nasional Bhd
target: Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology Lanka (Private) Limited
Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology Lanka (APIIT Sri Lanka) is a leading private higher education institute in Sri Lanka. APIIT Sri Lanka offers Staffordshire University degree programmes in Computing, Business Management and Law.
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$9.97
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announced 2/8/2018 via Company Press Release

AC Education, will acquire The National Teachers College

synopsis: AC Education, the education arm of Ayala Corporation based in the Philippines, will acquire a 96% stake in the National Teachers College (NTC), a premier education institution in the Philippines. NTC has a long track record of commitment to excellence in teaching, growth and inclusion, with almost 10,000 students from Basic to Higher education.
buyer parent: Ayala Corporation
buyer: AC Education
AC Education, Inc. is the education arm of Ayala Corporation based in the Philippines. AC Education Inc. includes its subsidiaries University of Nueva Caceres, one of the oldest and largest universities in Bicol, and APEC Schools, the largest stand-alone chain of private high schools in the country."
target: The National Teachers College
The National Teachers College (NTC) is a premier education institution in the Philippines. It has a long track record of commitment to excellence in teaching, growth and inclusion, with almost 10,000 students from Basic to Higher education.
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closed 11/3/2016 via PR Newswire

Global University Systems, acquired IBAT College Dublin

synopsis: Global University Systems B.V. announced that it has acquired IBAT College Dublin, Ireland's industry-focussed third level institution. IBAT provides a high quality undergraduate, postgraduate and professional education within a state-of-the-art learning environment in a range of subject areas including Business, Accounting, ICT and Management.
buyer: Global University Systems
Global University Systems is a global education group made up of a number of prestigious institutions, offering a broad range of professional, vocational, graduate and post-graduate programs to 50,000 students each year from around 150 countries. "
target: IBAT College Dublin
Established in 2004 in Swords, Co. Dublin, IBAT College is Designed to reflect the needs of Irish and international students – the college embraces fresh thinking, industry-relevant courses and flexible study options at affordable prices.
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closed 6/26/2012 via Company Press Release

Sociedade Educacional Atual da Amazônia Ltda., acquired iDEZ Empreendimentos Educacionais Sociedade Simples Ltda

synopsis: Sociedade Educacional Atual da Amazônia acquired iDEZ Empreendimentos Educacionais Sociedade Simples Ltd. iDEZ Empreendimentos Educacionais Sociedade Simples offers undergraduate, graduate, technical, certification and extension in the field of ICT (Information and Communication).
buyer parent: Estácio Participações S.A.
buyer: Sociedade Educacional Atual da Amazônia Ltda.
Sociedade Educacional Atual da Amazônia Ltda. is a college located in Brazil. "
target: iDEZ Empreendimentos Educacionais Sociedade Simples Ltda
iDEZ Empreendimentos Educacionais Sociedade Simples Ltda aims to provide quality education, offering courses in technology in the city of João Pessoa, Brazil. It offers undergraduate, graduate, technical, certification and extension, all in the field of ICT (Information and Communication).
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$1.33
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closed 3/31/2012 via BNC Analysis

Ekuiti Nasional Bhd, acquired Cosmopoint Sdn Bhd

synopsis: Ekuiti Nasional Bhd (Ekuinas), the government-linked private equity fund management company, has completed an acquisition of a 90% stake in bumiputra-owned Cosmopoint Sdn Bhd for RM246mil. The Cosmopoint group owns and operates the KL Metropolitan University College and the Cosmopoint International College of Technology.
buyer: Ekuiti Nasional Bhd
EKUITI Nasional Bhd (Ekuinas) was established on September 2009 as a government-linked private equity fund management company that promotes equitable participation via the creation of Maylasia's next generation of leading companies. "
target: Cosmopoint Sdn Bhd
Cosmopoint Sdn Bhd provides education and training for the IT industry via 5 distinctive businesses : Kuala Lumpur Metropolitan University College, Cosmopoint International College of Technology, Cosmopoint Worldwide Licensing, IMS Solution, and New Horizons Computer Learning Center Malaysia.
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$80*
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closed 11/9/2005 via Company Press Release

CDI Education Corporation merged with Polar Bear Corporate Education Solutions,

synopsis: Corinthian Colleges, Inc. has completed the sale of substantially all of the assets of its corporate training division, CDI Education, to CrossOff, Inc., in a cash transaction valued at Cdn$19 million, plus a working capital adjustment to be made within 90 days following the closing. The unit generated revenues of approximately Cdn$37 million.
buyer parent: CrossOff Incorporated
buyer: Polar Bear Corporate Education Solutions
Polar Bear Corporate Education Solutions, a CrossOff company, is one of Canada's largest corporate training providers with more than 20 facilities coast to coast. Polar Bear offers integrated learning methodologies designed to meet the needs of Canadian businesses. "
target parent: Corinthian Colleges, Inc.
target: CDI Education Corporation
Toronto-based CDI Education Corporation is a leading provider of private- sector post-secondary education and corporate education in Canada. The company operates 45 post-secondary education campuses and 15 training centers across Canada.
price ($mm)
$16
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$32
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closed 8/19/2003 via PR Newswire

Corinthian Colleges, Inc., acquired CDI Education Corporation

synopsis: Corinthian Colleges, Inc. today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Corinthian Canada Acquisition Inc., has acquired approximately 9,137,000 common shares of CDI Education Corporation under its previously announced tender offer. The acquired shares represent approximately 89% of all outstanding CDI shares.
buyer: Corinthian Colleges, Inc. (COCO:$1,480.80)
Corinthian Colleges is one of the largest post-secondary education companies in North America, with annual revenues of $1.3 billion and a student population of over 86,000 students. The company's mission is to prepare students for careers in demand or for advancement in their chosen field. "
target: CDI Education Corporation
Toronto-based CDI Education Corporation is a leading provider of private- sector post-secondary education and corporate education in Canada. The company operates 45 post-secondary education campuses and 15 training centers across Canada. The company offers lifelong training solutions to both indivi
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closed 8/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

AD Education SAS, acquired Escuela CES

synopsis: French group AD Education, a company backed by Cathay Capital and BPI France, has wholly acquired Spanish school Escuela Superior de Imagen Sonido y Tecnología (Ces). Based in Spain, Escuela CES is the first Official School approved in the audiovisual sector and the most recognized school in the industry.
buyer: AD Education SAS
Based in Paris, AD Education is an international network of higher education institutions united around strong values, sharing the same ambition of creativity and innovation. AD Education provides higher education courses in the fields of graphic arts, culture, digital, communication and luxury. "
target: Escuela CES
In 1984, a group of renowned sound, image and teaching professionals came together to respond to a growing demand for audiovisual training and formed Escuela CES. Based in Spain, they are the first Official School approved in the sector and the most recognized school in the audiovisual industry.
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closed 5/3/2017 via PR Web

SAE Institute USA, acquired Harbourside Institute of Technology

synopsis: SAE Institute has announced the acquisition of Canadian audio engineering school, Harbourside Institute of Technology (HIT). The acquisition was finalized and made effective on May 1, 2017. HIT is a boutique school with programs in Audio Engineering and Music Production, as well as highly specialized courses in Avid Pro Tools, Songwriting, & more.
buyer parent: Navitas Limited
buyer: SAE Institute USA
SAE Institute USA, part of SAE Institute Group, provides aspiring creative media professionals with a foundation of practical theory and valuable hands-on training in their chosen areas of concentration. SAE Institute offers accredited programs in Audio, Animation, Film, Games, and Music Business. "
target: Harbourside Institute of Technology
Harbourside Institute of Technology (HIT) is a Canadian audio engineering school. Harbourside Institute of Technology is a boutique school with programs in Audio Engineering and Music Production, as well as highly specialized courses in Avid Pro Tools, Ableton Live, Songwriting, Live Sound, & more.
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closed 11/25/2015 via Company Press Release

CedarBridge, acquired SAE Institute Dubai

synopsis: Following a four year investment by twofour54, the UAE arm of the internationally accredited SAE institute has been acquired by CedarBridge, a leading investor in the education sector in the region.
buyer: CedarBridge
CedarBridge is an investment company focused on the education sector with various investments across the region in nurseries, schools, and higher education institutes. "
target parent: twofour54 FZ LLC
target: SAE Institute Dubai
SAE Institute Dubai offers KHDA accredited certificates, diplomas, and bachelor degrees across 5 disciplines – Animation, Audio, Design, Film and Games.
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closed 6/16/2011 via BNC Analysis

twofour54 FZ LLC, purchased Dubai Business of the SAE Institute from SAE Institute

synopsis: twofour54 tadreeb, the region's leading media training academy, has acquired the Dubai business of the SAE Institute, the world’s largest network of media training academies.
buyer: twofour54 FZ LLC
twofour54 FZ LLC offers media and entertainment organizations a complete range of services that help drive business success and growth. They are built off a base of three key components; a training academy, an innovation and support sector as well as a production facility. "
seller parent: Navitas Limited
seller: SAE Institute
SAE Institute was founded by Tom Misner in Sydney, Australia. Offering the first practical audio education in 1976, it now spans over 50 locations around the world offering a wide range of courses & qualifications.
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$7.00
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announced 12/14/2010 via Company Press Release

Navitas Limited, will acquire SAE Institute

synopsis: SAE Group, which offers practical audio education, is pleased to announce that Navitas Limited the largest Australian Stock Exchange listed provider of education services, has successfully entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of SAE Institute and Qantm College.
buyer: Navitas Limited (ASX:NVT:$750.17)
Navitas offers a wide range of education services to suit your individual situation and your aspirations. Navitas tailor courses to meet specific needs, from fast-track academic studies to additional English language support. "
target: SAE Institute
SAE Institute was founded by Tom Misner in Sydney, Australia. Offering the first practical audio education in 1976, it now spans over 50 locations around the world offering a wide range of courses & qualifications.
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$270 [$248]
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$90
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$25
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10.8x
closed 3/10/2021 via Company Press Release

Southern New Hampshire University, acquired Kenzie Academy

synopsis: Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) announced that it has completed the acquisition of Kenzie Academy, an Indiana-based national leader in online technology training offering high-quality programs in software engineering and UX Design.
buyer: Southern New Hampshire University
Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution. Now serving more than 150,000 students worldwide, SNHU offers more than 200 accredited undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs, available online and on its 300-acre campus in Manchester, NH. "
target: Kenzie Academy
Kenzie Academy is an Indiana-based national leader in online technology training offering high-quality programs in software engineering and UX Design.
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closed 12/8/2015 via BusinessWire

Open English LLC., acquired Next University, Inc.

synopsis: Open English, an online English-language learning school in the Americas, announced it has acquired technology education startup Next University. Next University offers digital technology certificates in high-demand areas such as mobile app development, web development and computer programming.
buyer: Open English LLC.
Open English is a leading Education Technology company focused on English language learning for the Latin American and U.S. Hispanic markets. The company was founded in 2007 to reinvent the way to teach English online, to meet the needs of busy working professionals. "
target: Next University, Inc.
Next University is an Education Technology company focused on providing individuals across Latin America with the technical competencies needed for the jobs of tomorrow. They offer students with employer-aligned certification programs in Web Development, JavaScript, and Mobile Android Development.
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closed 12/22/2021 via BNC Analysis

Masai School, acquired Prepleaf

synopsis: Masai School, a career-focused coding school in India, has acquired Prepleaf, a placement preparation company in India that focuses on data analytics. Prepleaf helps college students start their career in analytics and data science through its five-month program. Their online classes provides students with the skills they need to succeed.
buyer: Masai School
Masai School is a career-focused coding school in India. Masai offers online and offline courses for web and mobile app development. They offer experienced instructors that help people to become software developers and get placed in top tech companies. "
target: Prepleaf
Prepleaf is an end-to-end placement preparation company in India that focuses on data analytics. Prepleaf helps college students and graduates start their career in analytics and data science through its five-month program. Their online classes provides students with the skills they need to succeed.
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closed 5/2/2022 via BusinessWire

UpGrad, acquired INSOFE

synopsis: upGrad, an online higher education platform in India, has acquired INSOFE, Asia’s 1st Data Science education institute with 7 international academic tie-ups offering full-time dual specialization master’s degrees with post-study work permit opportunities in Canada, France, the USA, and the UK.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform in India that provides rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. UpGrad merges the latest technology, pedagogy and services to create an immersive learning experience. "
target: INSOFE
INSOFE is Asia’s 1st Data Science education institute with 7 international academic tie-ups offering full-time dual specialization master’s degrees with post-study work permit opportunities in Canada, France, the USA, and the UK.
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$33
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closed 8/2/2022 via BNC Analysis

UpGrad, acquired Exampur

synopsis: upGrad, an online higher education platform in India, has acquired Exampur, one of the largest edtech platforms in India. Exampur is India's best exam preparation app for several competitive examinations. Their online and mobile platform offers live classes, mock tests, and courses for SSC, teaching exams, banking exams, railway exams, and more.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform in India that provides rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. UpGrad merges the latest technology, pedagogy and services to create an immersive learning experience. "
target: Exampur
Exampur is one of the largest edtech platforms in India. Exampur is India's best exam preparation app for several competitive examinations. Their online and mobile platform offers live classes, mock tests, and courses for SSC, teaching exams, banking exams, railway exams, state exams, and more.
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closed 7/22/2022 via BNC Analysis

UpGrad, acquired Harappa Learning Private Limited

synopsis: UpGrad, an online higher education platform in India, has acquired Harappa Education from Bodhi Tree Systems, an Asian investor focused on consumer technology. Harappa is an online learning platform in India. They offer courses and programs that drive transformative career success.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform in India that provides rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. UpGrad merges the latest technology, pedagogy and services to create an immersive learning experience. "
target parent: Bodhi Tree Systems
target: Harappa Learning Private Limited
Harappa Education Pvt. Ltd. is an Indian online learning startup. Harappa, founded by Sinha and Shreyasi Singh in 2018, has a curriculum of at least 25 skills, which it delivers through an online-first approach. Its services address core gaps in education systems.
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$38
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closed 7/14/2022 via BNC Analysis

upGrad Rekrut, acquired WOLVES India

synopsis: upGrad Rekrut, a 100% subsidiary of edtech unicorn upGrad has acquired WOLVES India, a recruitment and staffing company. Founded in 2015, WOLVES India helps with talent recruitment across tech startups in the country, along with multiple mid and large organizations in India and abroad.
buyer parent: UpGrad
buyer: upGrad Rekrut
Rekrut is a recruitment and staffing firm in India. Rekrut helps organizations in building their human capital with their deep expertise, pioneering products, extensive network and patented technology. They offer recruitment process outsourcing, recruiter on demand and leadership hiring solutions. "
target: WOLVES India
Founded in 2015, WOLVES India helps with talent recruitment across tech startups in the country, along with multiple mid and large organizations in India and abroad. The company claims to have closed more than 5,000 placements in tech and product roles.
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closed 5/2/2022 via BusinessWire

UpGrad, acquired INSOFE

synopsis: upGrad, an online higher education platform in India, has acquired INSOFE, Asia’s 1st Data Science education institute with 7 international academic tie-ups offering full-time dual specialization master’s degrees with post-study work permit opportunities in Canada, France, the USA, and the UK.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform in India that provides rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. UpGrad merges the latest technology, pedagogy and services to create an immersive learning experience. "
target: INSOFE
INSOFE is Asia’s 1st Data Science education institute with 7 international academic tie-ups offering full-time dual specialization master’s degrees with post-study work permit opportunities in Canada, France, the USA, and the UK.
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closed 4/7/2022 via BusinessWire

UpGrad, acquired Talentedge

synopsis: upGrad, Asia’s largest online higher education company, has acquired Talentedge, one of India's largest online higher education companies. Talentedge offer courses jointly with world-leading institutes. Their platform provides live and interactive courses for a variety of subjects, including analytics, digital marketing, IT, HR, finance, and more.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform in India that provides rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. UpGrad merges the latest technology, pedagogy and services to create an immersive learning experience. "
target: Talentedge
Talentedge is one of India's largest online higher education companies. Talentedge offer courses jointly with world-leading institutes and corporates. Their platform provides live and interactive courses for a variety of subjects, including analytics, digital marketing, IT, HR, finance, and more.
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announced 11/29/2021 via BusinessWire

UpGrad, will acquire Global Study Partners

synopsis: upGrad, Asia’s integrated higher edtech leader, will acquire Global Study Partners (GSP), Australia's largest study abroad company. Founded in 2015 and headquartered in Sydney, Global Study Partners (GSP) boasts of an extensive institution network of over 600, with a focus on countries including, Australia, the UK, Canada, and the US.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform in India that provides rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. UpGrad merges the latest technology, pedagogy and services to create an immersive learning experience. "
target: Global Study Partners
Global Study Partners (GSP) is a leading B2B global EdTech marketplace for international student enrolments that works with 600+ Universities and Higher Education Institutes across the globe. Headquartered in Sydney, Global Study Partners (GSP) boasts of an extensive institution network.
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$16
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closed 8/4/2021 via GlobeNewswire

UpGrad, acquired KnowledgeHut

synopsis: Global online higher education provider upGrad has acquired KnowledgeHut, a global EdTech company. Founded in 2011, KnowledgeHut is aimed at equipping the global workforce with the skills of the future through outcome-based immersive learning. With this acquisition, upGrad will have access to KnowledgeHut’s global student pool of 250,000.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform in India that provides rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. UpGrad merges the latest technology, pedagogy and services to create an immersive learning experience. "
target: KnowledgeHut
KnowledgeHut is a global ed-tech company. Leveraging an immersive learning experience platform, KnowledgeHut is fundamentally disrupting the way tech is learnt and empowering enterprises with a scalable tech-driven solution to align role-based skill requirements with desired business outcomes.
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closed 5/23/2021 via BNC Analysis

UpGrad, acquired Impartus Innovations

synopsis: upGrad, the ed tech platform offering online course content, lectures and test material for college and university level students, has announced that it has acquired Impartus, the learning solutions provider which makes use of video tutorials.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform in India that provides rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. UpGrad merges the latest technology, pedagogy and services to create an immersive learning experience. "
target: Impartus Innovations
Bengaluru-based Impartus is a learning solutions provider which makes use of video tutorials. Impartus' flagship product is a video-based learning platform that enables institutions to capture, edit, and distribute content.
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$20
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closed 12/16/2020 via BNC Analysis

UpGrad, acquired Rekrut

synopsis: UpGrad, an online higher education platform in India, has acquired Rekrut, a recruitment and staffing firm in India. Rekrut helps organizations in building their human capital with their deep expertise, extensive network and patented technology. They offer recruitment process outsourcing, recruiter on demand and leadership hiring solutions.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform in India that provides rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. UpGrad merges the latest technology, pedagogy and services to create an immersive learning experience. "
target: Rekrut
Rekrut is a recruitment and staffing firm in India. Rekrut helps organizations in building their human capital with their deep expertise, pioneering products, extensive network and patented technology. They offer recruitment process outsourcing, recruiter on demand and leadership hiring solutions.
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closed 11/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

UpGrad, acquired THE Gate Academy

synopsis: Edtech start-up upGrad has made its entry into the test preparation market by acquiring The Gate Academy (TGA). Bengaluru-based TGA is one of India’s leading coaching institutes with 57 centers across India and 76 million video hours consumed by its almost 2 lakh enrolled learners for GATE and other entrance tests.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform providing rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. Merging the latest technology, pedagogy and services, UpGrad is creating an immersive learning experience – anytime and anywhere."
target: THE Gate Academy
THE GATE ACADEMY is a premier GATE coaching institute with 50+ centers across India. They are one of the first education institutes in India which leverages technology extensively to provide quality GATE coaching to students.
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closed 7/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

UpGrad, acquired CohortPlus

synopsis: upGrad, an online higher education platform, has acqui-hired CohortPlus, an online community for product managers and data science enthusiasts. CohortPlus enables members to post questions and get various perspectives from industry professionals. They can also seek assistance for job interviews on the platform.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform providing rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. Merging the latest technology, pedagogy and services, UpGrad is creating an immersive learning experience – anytime and anywhere."
target: CohortPlus
CohortPlus is an online community for product managers and data science enthusiasts. CohortPlus enables members to post questions and get various perspectives from industry professionals. They can also seek assistance for job interviews on the platform.
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closed 10/30/2018 via BNC Analysis

UpGrad, acquired AcadView

synopsis: Online education startup UpGrad has acquired India-based job skilling platform Acadview Software Pvt. Ltd. Based in India, Acadview is solving the problem of unemployability of higher education graduates. Acadview provides a virtual internship where students are taught how to develop software.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform providing rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. Merging the latest technology, pedagogy and services, UpGrad is creating an immersive learning experience – anytime and anywhere."
target: AcadView
Based in India, Acadview is solving the problem of unemployability of higher education graduates. Acadview provides a virtual internship where students are taught how to develop software.
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closed 10/19/2016 via BNC Analysis

UpGrad, acquired Pyoopil Education Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: Education-technology startup UpGrad has acqui-hired Pyoopil Education Technologies Pvt. Ltd, marking its entry into the corporate training space, it said in a statement. Delhi-based Pyoopil offers a mobile-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) product that is used by corporates to deploy online training programmes for their employees.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform providing rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. Merging the latest technology, pedagogy and services, UpGrad is creating an immersive learning experience – anytime and anywhere."
target: Pyoopil Education Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Pyoopil, founded in 2013 by Harsh Mani Tripathi, Ankan Adhikari and Aaron Basaiawmoit, is a learning product with elements of peer engagement and mentorship built in. Users can create content or choose relevant content from already existing resources.
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closed 5/20/2015 via Company Press Release

Digital Vidya, acquired Digital Academy India Private Limited

synopsis: Digital Vidya, Asia’s leading digital marketing training company, announced the acquisition of Digital Academy India, a leading Indian digital marketing education firm. Digital Academy is an initiative to educate Indian students and professionals for career competitiveness in the Internet Economy.
buyer: Digital Vidya
Digital Vidya is Asia’s leading Digital Marketing training company and the first to launch Social Media Marketing Workshop Series in India. They also offer customized Social Media/Digital Marketing Workshops for corporations. "
target: Digital Academy India Private Limited
Digital Academy is an initiative to educate Indian students and professionals for career competitiveness in the Internet Economy. Their foundation is built on commitment towards developing and delivering industry focused Digital Marketing training programs.
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closed 10/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

Magalu, acquired ComSchool

synopsis: Magazine Luiza (Magalu) announced the purchase of the ComSchool course platform, seeking to expand and strengthen the business capacity of the 32 thousand sellers registered in its marketplace. Founded in 2008, ComSchool offers around 200 courses in the areas of digital marketing, e-commerce and social networks.
buyer: Magalu (BOVESPA:MGLU3:$6,515.13)
Magazine Luiza (Magalu) is one of Brazil's largest retailers, operating through physical stores and website. Magalu operates over 880 stores and 9 distribution centers. Magalu also offers complementary products and financial services such as consumer credit, insurance and consortium. "
target: ComSchool
Based in Brazil, ComSchool is specialized in ecommerce, social media and digital marketing training programs. Their professors are book authors, C-Level, Agency owners, consultants and multinational companies directors. Comschool broadcasts their courses worldwide.
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closed 1/18/2017 via BNC Analysis

Weka Firmengruppe GmbH & Co. KG, acquired Social Media Akademie

synopsis: WEKA Group acquired 80% stake of Webculture GmbH (Social Media Akademie) in Mannheim, Germany. Webculture was founded in 2010 by Andreas Leonhard and specializes in video-based online learning. Under the brand "Social Media Akademie", Webculture offers an online academy for digital marketing and social media.
buyer: Weka Firmengruppe GmbH & Co. KG
The WEKA Group is an international publishing house based in Kissing, near Augsburg/Munich in Germany and one of the Top 50 largest publishing houses of the world. The Group consists of three business divisions, with 17 media companies in five European countries. "
target: Social Media Akademie
Webculture was founded in 2010 by Andreas Leonhard and specializes in video-based online learning. Under the brand "Social Media Akademie", Webculture offers an online academy for digital marketing and social media for marketing specialists in companies, agencies, freelancers and job seekers.
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closed 4/16/2018 via Bloomberg

Adecco Group, acquired General Assembly

synopsis: Adecco Group, which recruits both permanent and temporary employees for large businesses, is buying the digital retraining firm General Assembly. General Assembly, based in New York, runs 20 facilities around the world where it teaches employees subjects such as web development, user experience design, digital marketing and more.
buyer: Adecco Group (SWX:ADEN:$24,242.24)
The Adecco Group is the world’s leading provider of workforce solutions, transforming the world of work through talent and technology. Each year, The Adecco Group provides over 1 million people around the world with career opportunities, guidance and insights. "
target: General Assembly
General Assembly, which was founded in 2011 and is based in New York, runs 20 facilities around the world where it teaches employees subjects such as web development, user experience design, digital marketing and increasingly, data science and machine learning.
price ($mm)
$413
rev ($mm)
$100
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4.1x
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closed 11/18/2015 via Company Press Release

Seetec Skills, acquired Digital Youth Academy Limited

synopsis: Seetec Skills, one of the UK’s leading independent training providers has acquired Derby based Digital Youth Academy. Digital Youth Academy offers comprehensive career development training and advice as one of the UK's thought-leaders in empowering young people with the ever-evolving skills needed to compete in today's global, online marketplace.
buyer parent: Seetec Group Ltd.
buyer: Seetec Skills
Seetec Skills provides up-to-date, informative and inspiring support and advice to help people improve their skills and progress in their careers through vocational skills training. They offer Apprenticeships, Traineeships, compliance courses and nationally recognised accreditations. "
target: Digital Youth Academy Limited
The Digital Youth Academy has a suite of qualifications and training programmes that enable young people to formalise their Digital Marketing and Social Media skills; enabling them to become highly skilled individuals with qualifications recognised by employers, which lead to sustainable work.
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closed 12/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

Groupe EDH SAS, acquired CESINE

synopsis: The EDH GROUP accelerates its international development by acquiring the CESINE school in Santander, Spain. CESINE is a Spanish private higher education institution, specializing in training in graphic design, fashion design, marketing and communication.
buyer: Groupe EDH SAS
Groupe EDH (Ecoles Denis Huisman) is a leader in private French higher education with schools that offer training programs in communication (EFAP), culture related businesses (ICART), and journalism (EFJ). Groupe EDH has locations in Paris, Lyon, Bordeaux, Lille and New York. "
target: CESINE
CESINE is a Spanish private higher education institution, specialized in training in graphic design, fashion design, marketing and communication. CESINE also offers online professional training in marketing, communication and management.
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