Like Harbin Compass Vocational Training School

announced 1/4/2007 via PR Newswire

China Education Alliance, Inc., will acquire Harbin Compass Vocational Training School

synopsis: China Education Alliance, Inc, one of China's leading e-learning and online education enterprises, reported that its subsidiary, Harbin Zhong He Education Training Center, reached an agreement to acquire all of the physical and intangible assets of Harbin Compass Vocational Training School.
buyer: China Education Alliance, Inc. (CEU:$46.27)
China Education Alliance, Inc.'s strategy is to provide high-quality online educational services including: exam preparation outside the centralized Key High Schools, vocational training for graduates and continued professional development training. "
target: Harbin Compass Vocational Training School
The Harbin Compass Vocational Training School (CVTS), is the exclusive educational training partner of Beida Qingniao APTECH IT Co., Ltd., within the Heilongjiang Province of China.
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announced 2/24/2021 via BNC Analysis

Ataa Educational Company, will acquire Arabian Education and Training Group

synopsis: Ataa Educational Company, an educational company in Saudi Arabia, will acquire the Arabian Education and Training Group Co. (AETG), a company in Saudi Arabia that provides training for English, IT, management, and soft-skills. AETG provides training services through their subsidiaries, which include Al manahij Schools, PeoplePlus KSA, and more.
buyer: Ataa Educational Company (SASE:4292:$84.39)
Ataa Educational Company is one of the largest educational companies in Saudi Arabia. Ataa Educational Company operates private schools in seven locations around the Riyadh area. Their schools provide high quality education services to over 26,000 students. "
target: Arabian Education and Training Group
The Arabian Education and Training Group (AETG) is a company in Saudi Arabia that provides training for English, IT, management, and soft-skills. AETG provides training services through their subsidiaries. Their companies include Al manahij Schools, PeoplePlus KSA, NABA, and more.
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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
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$100
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closed 10/6/2016 via Company Press Release

Australian College of Training and Employment, acquired DDLS

synopsis: Australian vocational education provider, the Australian College of Training and Employment (ACTE) Group has acquired DDLS, Australia’s leading, trusted ICT training partner, as both organisations look to expand and strengthen their positions in the fast growing ICT industry.
buyer: Australian College of Training and Employment
The Australian College of Training and Employment (ACTE) was established in 2006 to provide every Australian with the opportunity to transform their life through education. "
target parent: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
target: DDLS
With over 20 years experience DDLS is the Australian leader in IT Technical Training, Certification and Professional Development, enabling their customers to successfully deploy technology, effectively manage processes and deliver quality service.
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closed 10/1/2014 via BusinessWire

Kuepa, acquired Cedumec

synopsis: Kuepa.com has acquired Cedumec, one of Latin America’s workforce development schools, which provides courses and other educational programs for adults in Mexico City. Cedumec provides training in computer science, computer assembly and repair, English language, and CENEVAL, a standardized test for adults who wish to validate high school studies.
buyer: Kuepa
Kuepa provides workforce development blended and online learning solutions to adults throughout Latin America. Through its proprietary platform and blended learning content, Kuepa has trained over 30,000 students since its founding three years ago. "
target: Cedumec
Cedumec is an institution with over 30 years of experience in providing quality education for adults. It provides training in computer science, computer assembly and repair, English language, and CENEVAL, a standardized test for adults who wish to validate high school studies.
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closed 7/31/2011 via BusinessWire

NH United, LLC, acquired United Training, Inc.

synopsis: NH United, LLC (previously known as NH Northeast), a technology training and education business, has acquired United Training, Inc., a consortium of independently owned and operated IT training centers from around North America. This acquisition integrates a major competitor with multiple key global customer relationships.
buyer parent: O2 Investment Partners, LLC
buyer: NH United, LLC
NH United, formerly NH Northeast, provides IT training, desktop applications, and business skills training for companies and individuals. Its technical training services include Cisco, Citrix, CompTIA, Intel, ITIL, Linux, Microsoft technical, Oracle, security, storage, and more. "
target: United Training, Inc.
United Training is a consortium of independently owned and operated Information Technology training centers from around North America. United Training's member companies are committed to training excellence, growing the IT marketplace, and the career development of each student.
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closed 1/5/2010 via Capital IQ

BC Partners, acquired ATI Enterprises, Inc.

synopsis: BC Partners has acquired ATI Holding Company. ATI operates vocational schools and training centers in Texas, Florida, Arizona and New Mexico.
buyer: BC Partners
BC Partners is a leading private equity firm that has played an active role in the development of the large buy-out market for 20 years. The firm operates as an integrated team through its offices in Europe and America. "
target parent: The Riverside Company
target: ATI Enterprises, Inc.
ATI offers specialized training to students in the automotive, IT, and healthcare industries. ATI Enterprises operates vocational schools and training centers in Texas, Florida, Arizona and New Mexico.
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closed 1/7/2016 via BusinessWire

Avnet, Inc., acquired ExitCertified

synopsis: Avnet, Inc., a company that accelerates the success of customers who build, sell and use technology globally by providing them with a comprehensive portfolio of innovative products, services, and solutions, announced that it has acquired ExitCertified, a leading provider of certified IT training in North America.
buyer: Avnet, Inc. (AVT:$19,518.59)
Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), accelerates the success of customers who build, sell and use technology globally by providing them with a comprehensive portfolio of innovative products, services and solutions. Avnet is a Fortune 500 company with revenues of $27.9 billion for the fiscal year 2015. "
target: ExitCertified
ExitCertified® was founded in 2001 and offers strategic training paths for the skills required to support today’s technologies while offering a broad curriculum of application focused courses for clients looking to implement new/upgraded business applications.
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$24
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closed 12/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

LABOT Inc., acquired QuelCode Co., Ltd.

synopsis: LABOT, a Japanese company that combines the power of finance and technology to create future education possibilities, has acquired QuelCode, Japan's first Income Share Agreements (ISAs) programming school. QuelCode aims to provide everyone the opportunity to learn IT technology and programming, regardless of their position or financial situation.
buyer: LABOT Inc.
LABOT is a Japanese company that combines the power of finance and technology to create future education possibilities. LABOT aims is to develop the first education business in Japan that employs Income Share Agreements (ISAs). "
target: QuelCode Co., Ltd.
QuelCode is Japan's first Income Share Agreements (ISAs) programming school. QuelCode aims to provide everyone the opportunity to learn IT technology and programming, regardless of their position or financial situation.
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announced 3/13/2019 via PR Newswire

Bridgepoint Education, Inc., will acquire FullStack Academy, Inc.

synopsis: Fullstack Academy, one of the longest-running and most successful technology bootcamps in the nation, has announced Bridgepoint Education, Inc., a provider of postsecondary education services, will acquire the school to accelerate access to technology education that will power the future.
buyer: Bridgepoint Education, Inc.
Bridgepoint Education (BPI) is a higher education company built upon innovation and a passion for learning. BPI is the parent company of and provides shared services for Ashford University and University of the Rockies. "
target: FullStack Academy, Inc.
Fullstack Academy is one of the longest-running and most successful technology bootcamps in the nation. It is the world's top ranked immersive software engineering school and is based in NYC and Chicago.
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$34
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closed 1/16/2019 via Company Press Release

Framgia Inc., acquired Groove Gear, Inc.

synopsis: Framgia, a Japanese IT company engaged in product development, has acquired Groove Gear, a programming training school in Japan. Groove Gear provides their students with employment opportunities and support. They offer a wide range of environments that allow students to learn in different ways.
buyer: Framgia Inc.
Framgia is a Japanese IT company engaged in product development. Framgia specializes in building web services, mobile apps, games and digital works for mainly Japanese clients. Framgia's agile development tools helps their clients to continuously improve and deliver quality software products. "
target: Groove Gear, Inc.
Groove Gear is a programming training school in Japan. Their curriculum allows beginners to learn practical skills within 3 months. Groove Gear provides their students with employment opportunities and support. They offer a wide range of environments that allow students to learn in different ways.
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closed 10/23/2017 via BNC Analysis

WeWork Management LLC, acquired The Flatiron School

synopsis: WeWork has acquired New York City-based Flatiron School, a popular coding education program founded in 2012. It offers accelerated mobile and web development courses at its Manhattan location and online. Classes cost between $12,000 and $15,000.
buyer: WeWork Management LLC
WeWork provides businesses with the space, community, and services they need. They transform buildings into beautiful, collaborative workspaces and provide infrastructure, services, events and tech so their members can focus on doing what they love. "
target: The Flatiron School
New York City-based Flatiron School is a popular coding education program founded in 2012. It offers accelerated mobile and web development courses at its Manhattan location and online. Classes cost between $12,000 and $15,000.
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closed 8/10/2016 via BNC Analysis

General Assembly, acquired Bitmaker

synopsis: As part of a move to expand from 15 to 25 campuses by end of year, US-based education-to-employment company General Assembly has announced its acquisition of Bitmaker, a Toronto-based coding bootcamp. Bitmaker empowers a community of makers and creators to build their future by delivering accelerated, market-driven technology education.
buyer: General Assembly
General Assembly transforms thinkers into creators through education and opportunities in technology, business, and design. They offer full-time immersive programs, long-form courses, and classes and workshops on the most relevant skills of the 21st century. "
target: Bitmaker
Bitmaker is Canada's leading tech skills accelerator. Bitmaker is empowering a community of makers and creators to build their future by delivering accelerated, market-driven technology education. Students learn through a mix of lectures, hands-on practice, pair programming and individual study.
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closed 5/4/2016 via BusinessWire

Capella Education Company, acquired DevMountain

synopsis: Capella Education Company announced that DevMountain, an industry-leading coding school, has become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company. DevMountain has a reputation of being the most accessible and impactful code school in the US.
buyer: Capella Education Company (CPLA:$439.69)
Founded in 1991, Capella Education Company is a national leader in online education and parent company of Capella University, a regionally accredited online university. Capella University offers online graduate degree programs in business, counseling, education, health administration, and much more."
target: DevMountain (CPLA:$430.01)
DevMountain has a reputation of being the most accessible and impactful code school in the country by bringing affordability to the highest quality, hands-on education in the software coding industry.
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$15
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closed 4/22/2016 via BusinessWire

Capella Education Company, acquired Hackbright Academy

synopsis: Capella Education Company announced that Hackbright Academy, the leading non-degree software engineering school for women, has become a wholly-owned, subsidiary of the Capella Education Company. Hackbright Academy will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Capella and maintain its current headquarters and management team based in San Francisco.
buyer: Capella Education Company (CPLA:$439.69)
Founded in 1991, Capella Education Company is a national leader in online education and parent company of Capella University, a regionally accredited online university. Capella University offers online graduate degree programs in business, counseling, education, health administration, and much more."
target: Hackbright Academy
Founded in 2012, Hackbright Academy is the leading engineering school for women, with the mission to close the U.S. skills gap and the gender gap in technology.
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$18
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closed 3/16/2016 via PR Newswire

FullStack Academy, Inc., acquired The Starter League

synopsis: Fullstack Academy, an industry leader in immersive coding education, has acquired Chicago-based coding school, The Starter League. The Starter League pioneered the field of intensive and immersive coding education.
buyer: FullStack Academy, Inc.
Fullstack Academy is an award-winning, immersive coding school based in New York City. Co-founders David Yang and Nimit Maru leveraged their experience at Yahoo, Gilt Groupe, and Bloomspot to create an elite program centered on fullstack JavaScript and emerging technologies. "
target: The Starter League
The Starter League was founded with the vision to build a type of hands-on coding school previously unheard of. They succeeded in creating a unique curriculum that has helped launch startups and businesses in more than 40 states and 15 countries, and over 1,500 tech careers worldwide.
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announced 4/6/2015 via BusinessWire

The Learning House, Inc., will acquire Software Craftsmanship Guild

synopsis: The Learning House, Inc., a leading cloud based technology provider of solutions that enable universities to thrive in today’s dynamic education landscape, will acquire the Software Craftsmanship Guild.Software Craftsmanship Guild is one of the nation’s top coding bootcamp providers for training the next generation of software developers.
buyer parent: Weld North LLC
buyer: The Learning House, Inc.
The Learning House, Inc. through its proprietary cloud based technology platform helps colleges and universities create, manage and grow high-quality online degree programs and courses. Learning House enables institutions to efficiently and affordably achieve their online education goals. "
target: Software Craftsmanship Guild
Software Craftsmanship Guild is a coding bootcamp located in Akron, Ohio that teaches people from around the world to become software developers in 12 weeks.
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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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announced 9/4/2019 via PR Newswire

Chegg, Inc., will acquire Thinkful, Inc.

synopsis: Chegg, Inc, the leading student-first connected learning platform, will acquire Thinkful, an online learning platform that offers professional courses directly to students. Thinkful provides 1-on-1 learning through its network of industry experts and online platform to deliver a structured and flexible education in Web Development and Data Science.
buyer: Chegg, Inc. (CHGG:$445.11)
Chegg is the leading student-first connected learning platform. Chegg is the #1 provider of digital and physical textbook rental services. They allow students to rent or buy textbooks at competitive prices. The company also provides student services such as homework help, online tutoring, and more. "
target: Thinkful, Inc.
Thinkful is a new type of school that brings high-growth tech careers to ambitious people everywhere. The company provides 1-on-1 learning through its network of industry experts, hiring partners, and online platform to deliver a structured and flexible education in Web Development and Data Science.
price ($mm)
$80
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$14
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7.1x
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closed 6/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

Manipal ProLearn, acquired Jigsaw Academy Education Private Limited

synopsis: Manipal Education & Medical Group (MEMG) has acquired Jigsaw Academy, an online analytics and big data trainer for professionals and students. Jigsaw Academy will become part of Manipal ProLearn, which offers certification courses across technology, digital marketing, data sciences, project management and finance.
buyer parent: Manipal Education & Medical Group International
buyer: Manipal ProLearn
Manipal ProLearn, part of Manipal Global Education Services Pvt. Ltd, offers certification courses across technology, digital marketing, data sciences, project management and finance. Manipal ProLearn helps working professionals and students enhance their skills and fast-track their careers. "
target: Jigsaw Academy Education Private Limited
Jigsaw Academy is a global award-winning online analytics and big data training provider. Jigsaw Academy is a group of data scientists and educators who are on a mission to train the next generation of analytics practitioners.
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announced 1/4/2007 via PR Newswire

China Education Alliance, Inc., will acquire Harbin Compass Vocational Training School

synopsis: China Education Alliance, Inc, one of China's leading e-learning and online education enterprises, reported that its subsidiary, Harbin Zhong He Education Training Center, reached an agreement to acquire all of the physical and intangible assets of Harbin Compass Vocational Training School.
buyer: China Education Alliance, Inc. (CEU:$46.27)
China Education Alliance, Inc.'s strategy is to provide high-quality online educational services including: exam preparation outside the centralized Key High Schools, vocational training for graduates and continued professional development training. "
target: Harbin Compass Vocational Training School
The Harbin Compass Vocational Training School (CVTS), is the exclusive educational training partner of Beida Qingniao APTECH IT Co., Ltd., within the Heilongjiang Province of China.
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closed 6/1/2011 via PR Newswire

China Education Alliance, Inc., acquired Noah International Education Group

synopsis: China Education Alliance, Inc., a China-based education resource and services company, announced that the company successfully acquired Noah International Education Group, the largest multi-language learning institute in Northern China offering courses of English, Japanese, Korean, Russian, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Arabic, etc.
buyer: China Education Alliance, Inc. (CEU:$46.27)
China Education Alliance, Inc. is a fast-growing, leading, China-based company offering high-quality education resources and services to students ages 6 to 18 and adults (university students and professionals) ages 18 and over. "
target: Noah International Education Group
Noah International Education Group is the largest multi-language learning institute in Northern China offering courses of English, Japanese, Korean, Russian, German, French, Spanish, etc. It serves a student body of roughly 1,000 students with its two training centers in Harbin and Changchun.
price ($mm)
$2.47
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announced 2/4/2010 via PR Newswire

China Education Alliance, Inc., will acquire Beijing Shifan

synopsis: China Education Alliance, Inc., a China-based educational resources company, has acquired all the assets and operations of Beijing Shifan Culture Communication Co., Ltd. Beijing Shifan publishes the "Senior High School Students Mathematic, Physics, and Chemistry" magazine, which has been endorsed by the PRC Ministry of Education.
buyer: China Education Alliance, Inc. (CEU:$46.27)
China Education Alliance, Inc.'s strategy is to provide high-quality online educational services including: exam preparation outside the centralized Key High Schools, vocational training for graduates and continued professional development training. "
target: Beijing Shifan
Focused on the advancement of science and mathematics education, Beijing Shifan publishes the "Senior High School Students Mathematic, Physics, and Chemistry" magazine, which has been endorsed by the PRC Ministry of Education. The magazine was founded in 1993.
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closed 4/30/2008 via PR Newswire

China Education Alliance, Inc., acquired World Exchanges Inc.

synopsis: China Education Alliance, Inc., a leading distributor of educational resources, offering high-quality programs and training both through online networks and an on-site training center in the People's Republic China, announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire and has, on the same day, closed on the acquisition of World Exchanges Inc.
buyer: China Education Alliance, Inc. (CEU:$46.27)
China Education Alliance, Inc.'s strategy is to provide high-quality online educational services including: exam preparation outside the centralized Key High Schools, vocational training for graduates and continued professional development training. "
target: World Exchanges Inc.
World Exchanges Inc. provides English training programs in China as well as English test preparation courses and overseas study and consulting services through its five existing ''Group Entities''.
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announced 1/4/2007 via PR Newswire

China Education Alliance, Inc., will acquire Harbin Compass Vocational Training School

synopsis: China Education Alliance, Inc, one of China's leading e-learning and online education enterprises, reported that its subsidiary, Harbin Zhong He Education Training Center, reached an agreement to acquire all of the physical and intangible assets of Harbin Compass Vocational Training School.
buyer: China Education Alliance, Inc. (CEU:$46.27)
China Education Alliance, Inc.'s strategy is to provide high-quality online educational services including: exam preparation outside the centralized Key High Schools, vocational training for graduates and continued professional development training. "
target: Harbin Compass Vocational Training School
The Harbin Compass Vocational Training School (CVTS), is the exclusive educational training partner of Beida Qingniao APTECH IT Co., Ltd., within the Heilongjiang Province of China.
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closed 3/31/2021 via BNC Analysis

Unacademy, acquired Handa Ka Funda

synopsis: Unacademy, India's largest education platform, has acquired Handa Ka Funda, a leading online course provider in India. Handa Ka Funda has online coaching courses for CAT, XAT, IBPS PO, SBI PO, and other competitive exams. They offer video tutorials, live classes, ebooks, solved examples and a question database to help people pass their exams.
buyer: Unacademy
Unacademy is India's largest education platform, offering over 2,400 online lessons and specialised courses to prepare for various competitive exams. Through Unacademy's mobile app, users can attend live classes by top educators and prepare via Live Test Series, Quizzes, Practice Section, and more. "
target: Handa Ka Funda
Handa Ka Funda is a leading online course provider in India. Handa Ka Funda has online coaching courses for CAT, XAT, IBPS PO, SBI PO, and various other competitive exams. They offer video tutorials, live classes, ebooks, solved examples and a huge question database to help people pass their exams.
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closed 1/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

Varsity Tutors, acquired Veritas Prep

synopsis: Varsity Tutors, the online learning platform that launched in 2007, has announced the acquisition of Veritas Prep. Veritas Prep launched in 2002 with a suite of test prep courses. Over the years, Veritas built out its online live classes as well as a business around admissions consulting.
buyer: Varsity Tutors
Varsity Tutors is a live learning platform that connects students and professionals with personalized instruction to achieve any goal. To date, students have accessed more than two million hours of live instruction on the platform. "
target: Veritas Prep
Veritas Prep launched in 2002 with a suite of test prep courses. Over the years, Veritas built out its online live classes as well as a business around admissions consulting. Veritas Prep is a GMAT preparation center for students.
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closed 4/23/2021 via BNC Analysis

TargetRBI merged with ixamBee,

synopsis: TargetRBI has merged with ixamBee, an online learning platform in India. TargetRBI is an online exam preperation platform in India. TargetRBI helps students to achieve their dream banking and finance job. The platform provides online courses for RBI, NABARD, SEBI, IRDA, SBI and other regulatory body exams.
buyer: ixamBee
ixamBee is an online learning platform in India. ixamBee provides technology-based learning solutions for competitive exams. They help unskilled graduates and undergraduates in preparation of competitive exams for jobs in central government, banks, railways and other competitive exams. "
target: TargetRBI
TargetRBI is an online exam preperation platform in India. TargetRBI helps students to achieve their dream banking and finance job. The platform provides online courses for RBI, NABARD, SEBI, IRDA, SBI and other regulatory body exams.
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closed 3/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Unacademy, acquired Kreatryx

synopsis: India's largest education technology platform Unacademy has acquired Kreatryx, a Delhi-based online exam preparation startup. With the acquisition, Kreatryx, whose platform offers services for exams such as GATE and ESE, will continue to operate as a separate brand under the Unacademy Brands umbrella.
buyer: Unacademy
Unacademy is India's largest education platform, offering over 2,400 online lessons and specialised courses to prepare for various competitive exams. Through Unacademy's mobile app, users can attend live classes by top educators and prepare via Live Test Series, Quizzes, Practice Section, and more. "
target: Kreatryx
Kreatryx is an ed-tech start-up in India that provides Top quality GATE Exam training for all through its online products and postal study courses. Kreatryx aims to bridge the gap between a student's performance and potential by providing a platform for personalized learning and self-evaluation.
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closed 12/10/2015 via BNC Analysis

Gateforum Educational Services Private Limited, acquired Testfunda.com

synopsis: Thinkcell Learning Solutions (formerly Gateforum Educational Services) has acquired elearning company Enabilon Learning, which offers its testprep packages through Testfunda.com. TestFunda.com provides online aptitude test preparation, with a focus on MBA and bank test preparation market.
buyer parent: ASK Pravi Capital Advisors Pvt. Ltd
buyer: Gateforum Educational Services Private Limited
Thinkcell Learning Solutions Pvt. Ltd. (formerly Gateforum Educational Services Pvt. Ltd.) is an educational services provider. It offers test preparatory tools for graduate aptitude tests in engineering courses. They are the number 1 institute for preparation for the GATE Exam. "
target: Testfunda.com
With over 500,000 users, TESTfunda.com is the online hub for MBA, Bank and UPSC exam aspirants. They provide complete test preparation for CAT, XAT, IIFT, CMAT, NMAT, SNAP, MH-CET, Bank exams (IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, SBI PO, SBI Clerk), UPSC CSAT and Campus Recruitment Tests.
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closed 7/28/2021 via BNC Analysis

Byju's, acquired Great Learning

synopsis: Byju’s, India’s largest Ed-tech company, has acquired Great Learning, one of India’s leading ed-tech companies for professional and higher education. Great Learning offers online certification courses from top universities. They provide programs for data science & business analytics, AI, management, cloud computing, digital marketing, and more.
buyer: Byju's
Based in India, Byju’s is India’s largest Ed-tech company and the creator of India’s largest K12 learning app which offers highly adaptive, engaging and effective learning programs for students in classes 4-12 (K-12) and competitive exams like JEE, NEET, CAT, IAS, GRE and GMAT. "
target: Great Learning
Great Learning is one of India’s leading ed-tech companies for professional and higher education. Great Learning offers online certification courses from top universities. They provide programs for data science & business analytics, AI, management, cloud computing, digital marketing, and more.
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closed 3/11/2019 via PR Newswire

Interactivation, acquired Med School Tutors

synopsis: Interactivation, a holding company owned by entrepreneurs Joe Covey and Matthew Davidge, has acquired Med School Tutors, the leading medical school tutoring company that helps aspiring physicians succeed in medical school, on their standardized exams, and beyond.
buyer: Interactivation
Interactivation is a holding company owned by Joe Covey and Matthew Davidge. The company focuses on acquiring and operating media, education and health companies. Interactivation likes to buy small “orphan business units” from large companies with revenue of at least $10 million. "
target: Med School Tutors
Med School Tutors is the leading medical school tutoring company offering one-to-one online tutoring for the USMLE, COMLEX, Shelf Exams, Medical Coursework and Admissions and Residency Advisement, as well as consulting services for medical schools.
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closed 1/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

CERS Group, acquired Ad Verum

synopsis: The CERS Group, a Brazilian company that specializes in online education, has acquired Ad Verum Soporte Educacional, a Brazilian provider of online preparatory courses for public examinations and Brazilian Bar Association (OAB) examinations. Ad Verum offers mock exams, study plans, coaching services, and detailed resources.
buyer: CERS Group
The CERS Group is a Brazilian company that specializes in online education. The group offers courses for legal careers, public examinations, Brazilian Bar Association (OAB) examinations, and post-graduate examinations. CERS has helped over 800,000 students prepare for their exams. "
target: Ad Verum
Ad Verum Suporte Educacional is a Brazilian provider of online preparatory courses for public examinations and Brazilian Bar Association (OAB) examinations. Ad Verum offers mock exams, study plans, coaching services, and detailed resources to help students pass their exams.
price ($mm)
$4.24
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closed 5/18/2018 via Company Press Release

IK Investment Partners, acquired Acadomia

synopsis: IK Investment Partners is pleased to announce that it has acquired Domia Group, owner of Acadomia. Acadomia is the leading player in the primary, secondary, higher-education and test-prep tutoring markets (at-home, centres and online) in France.
buyer: IK Investment Partners
IK Investment Partners is a private equity advisory group with Nordic roots. Focused on investing in companies with strong underlying potential, they are proud to support the IK Funds as they partner with management teams and investors to grow businessess. "
target parent: Metric Capital Partners
target: Acadomia
French Acadomia is the leading player in the primary, secondary, higher-education and test-prep tutoring markets (at-home, centres and online). Acadomia has innovated to offer quality learning experiences to more than 1 million families across different geographies, backgrounds, and subjects.
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closed 4/13/2017 via BNC Analysis

CL Educate Limited, acquired ETEN

synopsis: CL Educate Limited (CL), India’s leading education & knowledge services provider, has acquired ETEN, the test preparation business division of Pearson’s IndiaCan Education Private Ltd (“IndiaCan”). ETEN is a pioneer in tech-based satellite coaching for CA & IAS and has a strong brand with a wide VSAT network in India.
buyer: CL Educate Limited (BSE:540403:$43.09)
CL Educate Limited (CL), is India’s leading education & knowledge services provider. CL Educate operates through two segments, which include Education and training program (including sale of study material) and Vocational training. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: ETEN
ETEN is the test preparation business division of Pearson’s IndiaCan Education Private Ltd (“IndiaCan”). ETEN is a pioneer in tech-based satellite coaching for CA (Chartered Accountancy) & IAS (Indian Administrative Services) and has a strong brand with a wide VSAT network in India.
price ($mm)
$0.93
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/9/2013 via Company Press Release

Pearson plc, acquired IndiaCan Education Pvt Ltd

synopsis: Pearson announced the buyout of Educomp’s shares in IndiaCan. The buyout of Educomp’s 50% shareholding in IndiaCan gives Pearson 100 % stake in IndiaCan. IndiaCan Education Pvt Ltd. provides vocational education and training for educating and employing the youth in India.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$4,824.36)
Pearson is the world’s leading learning company. Through its books, newspapers and online products and services, Pearson helps people of all ages to live and learn. "
target parent: Educomp Solutions Limited
target: IndiaCan Education Pvt Ltd
IndiaCan Education Pvt Ltd. provides vocational education and training for educating and employing the youth in India. It focuses on bridging the gap between employment opportunities, skills, and the knowledge base of the unemployed youth in the country and helps them to get placements.
price ($mm)
$22*
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closed 7/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

Learners Edge, acquired Iteach

synopsis: Learners Edge, a portfolio company of L Squared Capital Partners, has acquired iteach, a nationally accredited provider of alternative educator certification. The iteach program innovated online educator curriculum and helped more than 12,000 individuals get rewarding jobs as educators.
buyer parent: L Squared Capital Partners
buyer: Learners Edge
Learners Edge is a leading direct-to-teacher provider of online professional development, continuing education and master’s degree programs for K-12 teachers. Learners Edge is the largest online direct-to-teacher continuing education provider in the U.S. "
target: Iteach
Texas-based iteach is a nationally accredited provider of alternative educator certification. The iteach program innovated online educator curriculum and helped more than 12,000 individuals get rewarding jobs as educators.
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closed 3/10/2021 via BusinessWire

Arco Platform Limited, acquired Me Salva!

synopsis: Arco Platform Limited announced that it has acquired Me Salva!, an online educational solution that prepares students to be admitted to the best universities in Brazil. Me Salva! was founded in 2011 by Miguel Andorffy with the mission of helping students to improve their ENEM scores and to be admitted to the best universities in the country.
buyer: Arco Platform Limited (ARCE:$168.64)
Brazil-based Arco aims to transform the way students learn. The company's data-driven learning, interactive content, and scalable curriculum allows students to personalize their learning experience with high-quality solutions while enabling schools to provide a broader approach to education. "
target: Me Salva!
Based in Brazil, Me Salva! was founded in 2011 by Miguel Andorffy with the mission of helping students to improve their ENEM (Exame Nacional do Ensino Médio) scores and to be admitted to the best universities in the country. The online solution offers recorded and live video classes.
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closed 6/3/2014 via PR Newswire

Chegg, Inc., acquired InstaEDU, Inc.

synopsis: Chegg, The Student Hub, announced that it has agreed to acquire InstaEDU, a leading on-demand tutoring marketplace. InstaEDU's platform connects students with on-demand tutors in more than 2,500 subjects, ranging from high school and standardized test prep, all the way through advanced college concepts for as little as $0.40 per minute.
buyer: Chegg, Inc. (CHGG:$445.11)
Chegg, the social education platform, is transforming the way millions of students learn by connecting them to the people and tools needed to succeed in college. Students use Chegg for homework help, course selection, note taking, textbook and e-textbook rentals and Daily deals. "
target: InstaEDU, Inc.
InstaEDU makes it easy for any student to instantly connect with a top tutor in an online lesson space. The website combines the effectiveness of face-to-face private tutoring with the convenience and affordability of an online service. InstaEDU was founded in 2011.
price ($mm)
$30
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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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announced 1/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Benesse Holdings, Inc., will acquire Study Hacker Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Benesse Holdings Inc., a Japanese company focused on education and publishing, will acquire a 50.1% stake in Study Hacker Co., Ltd., a specialty prep school in Japan. Study Hacker helps students prepare for medical school exams and other difficult university exams. The company also operates English learning centers.
buyer: Benesse Holdings, Inc. (TSE:9783:$4,052.38)
Benesse Holdings, Inc. is a Japanese company focused on education and publishing. Benesse Holdings, Inc. provides, through its subsidiaries, course material, student pocketbooks, magazines, tutoring services, exam prep services, educational equipment, and more. "
target: Study Hacker Co., Ltd.
Study Hacker is a specialty prep school in Japan. Study Hacker helps students prepare for medical school exams and other difficult university exams. The company also operates English learning centers that provide short-term training to help students improve their English.
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closed 5/25/2010 via BusinessWire

Certiport, Inc., acquired MeasureUp, Inc.

synopsis: Certiport, the leading provider of test delivery services for the global workforce and academic markets, announced they have acquired MeasureUp LLC, the global leader in IT practice tests and assessment services.
buyer parent: Spire Capital Partners, L.P.
buyer: Certiport, Inc.
Certiport is the leading provider of value-added, computerized test delivery services that include an expansive network of Certiport testing centers worldwide. Its comprehensive services encompass test development, psychometrics, program management, sales and marketing. "
target: MeasureUp, Inc.
MeasureUp is an assessment and certification practice test company, providing the necessary tools to reinforce learning and validate knowledge. MeasureUp assessment and practice test customers include a broad range of companies and higher-education learning institutes.
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