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closed 1/10/2007 via AP - Associated Press

Apollo Group, Inc., acquired Insight Schools

synopsis: Apollo Group, Inc. has acquired Insight Schools, an innovator in online high school education. Insight Schools, based in Portland, Oregon, is led by a management team with significant experience in the area of K-12 online education.
buyer: Apollo Group, Inc. (APOL:$2,000.33)
Apollo Group, Inc. has been an education provider for more than 30 years, providing academic access and opportunity to students through its subsidiaries, University of Phoenix, College for Financial Planning, Western International University, Meritus University, Insight Schools and Apollo Global. "
target: Insight Schools
Insight Schools partners with local communities and school districts to build and operate their schools. Insight School of Washington is a statewide, online public alternative high school; as a public school, the program is tuition-free to students resident in Washington.
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closed 2/25/2011 via Wall Street Journal

Kaplan Virtual Education, acquired Insight Schools

synopsis: Kaplan Virtual Education, which provides online education for grades six through 12, bought Insight Schools Inc. from Apollo Group Inc.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan Virtual Education
Kaplan Virtual Education (KVE) is a subsidiary of Kaplan, Inc. In partnership with school districts and charter schools, KVE operates online public schools in eight states for students in grades 6-12 and also operates online private schools serving similar grades. "
target parent: Apollo Group, Inc.
target: Insight Schools
Insight Schools partners with local communities and school districts to build and operate their schools. Insight School of Washington is a statewide, online public alternative high school; as a public school, the program is tuition-free to students resident in Washington.
price ($mm)
$6.30
rev ($mm)
$32
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0.3x
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closed 5/17/2010 via PR Newswire

Warrior Girl Corp, acquired Advanced Career Education Services

synopsis: Warrior Girl Corp is pleased to announce the acquisition of Advanced Career Education Services (ACES). ACES is a new entrant in the high-growth sector of on-line education services for basic diplomas and degrees.
buyer: Warrior Girl Corp (WRGL:$0.00)
Warrior Girl Corp. does not have significant operations. It intends to merge with other companies. The company was formerly known as Legacy Home California, LLC and changed its name to Warrior Girl Corp. in September 2004. Warrior Girl Corp. was incorporated in 2002 and is based in Miami, Florida. "
target: Advanced Career Education Services
Advanced Career Education Services ("ACES") provides quality career focused education in a cost effective manner. ACES' goal is to effectively motivate, educate and train its students in a way that will empower them. ACES will offer its proprietary high school education online and offline.
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$1.97
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announced 9/28/2011 via Company Press Release

E2020, Inc., will acquire Giant Campus

synopsis: E2020, Inc., a provider of online curriculum, and Giant Campus Inc., which offers elective courses, will combine to deliver a selection of online courses available for middle and high schools. The acquisition of the assets of Giant Campus by e2020’s parent company, Weld North Education, includes semester-long elective courses and virtual schools.
buyer parent: Weld North LLC
buyer: E2020, Inc.
e2020, Inc. is a leading e-learning company serving middle and high schools across the U.S. Its courses are provided through a SaaS model. Its courseware features video-based instruction using highly qualified teachers aligned to standards and administrative tools to ensure high completion rates. "
target: Giant Campus
Established in 1997, Giant Campus Inc. is the nation's leading provider of online curriculum for technology, digital arts, business, and engineering for secondary schools. In 2010 Giant Campus opened two accredited online high schools: Giant Campus Academy and Giant Campus of Washington.
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closed 8/1/2018 via PR Newswire

Spring Education Group, acquired Nobel Learning Communities

synopsis: Spring Education Group, a leading PreK-12 private school operator in the United States, has acquired Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. from Investcorp, a leading global provider and manager of alternative investments. Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. operates a network of over 190 private schools across 19 states in the United States.
buyer parent: Primavera Capital Group
buyer: Spring Education Group
Spring Education Group is a leading PreK-12 private school operator in the United States. Spring Education Group operates 227 schools under 28 brands across 18 states. The company is a portfolio company of Primavera Capital Group, a leading Asia-based investment firm. "
target parent: Investcorp
target: Nobel Learning Communities (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. operates a network of over 190 private schools across 19 states in the United States. The company also operates Laurel Springs School, an accredited private online school, offering challenging programs for students in kindergarten through twelfth grade.
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closed 8/11/2015 via PR Newswire

Investcorp, acquired Nobel Learning Communities, Inc.

synopsis: Investcorp, a global provider and manager of alternative investment products, has acquired Nobel Learning, a leading provider of private preschool through high school education in the United States, from Leeds Equity Partners.
buyer: Investcorp (BAX:INVCORP:$254.00)
Investcorp is a leading provider and manager of alternative investment products. Investcorp has three main business areas: corporate investment in the U.S., Europe and the Gulf, real estate investment in the U.S. and global hedge funds. "
target parent: Leeds Equity Partners
target: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. is the only scaled and diversified provider of preschool through grade 12 private education in the U.S. Nobel Learning serves over 25,000 students through 176 schools in 18 states and the District of Columbia as well as globally.
price ($mm)
$405
rev ($mm)
$368
EBITDA ($mm)
$50
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
8.1x
closed 9/15/2011 via BusinessWire

Pearson plc, acquired Connections Education LLC

synopsis: Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, is announcing the acquisition of Connections Education from an investor group led by Apollo Management, L.P. Through its Connections Academy business, Connections Education operates online or ‘virtual’ public schools in 21 states in the US.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$4,824.36)
Pearson is an international education and media company with world-leading businesses in education, business information and consumer publishing. "
target parent: Apollo Global Management, LLC
target: Connections Education LLC
Connections Education is an accredited provider of high-quality, highly accountable virtual education for students in grades K-12, and online learning solutions to educational institutions globally.
price ($mm)
$400
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closed 7/1/2011 via Capital IQ

K12, Inc., purchased K-12 Assets from Kaplan Virtual Education

synopsis: K12 Inc. has purchased the credit-bearing K-12 assets of Kaplan Virtual Education (KVE). In partnership with school districts and charter schools, KVE operates online public schools in eight states for students in grades 6-12 and also operates online private schools serving similar grades.
buyer: K12, Inc. (LRN:$1,154.60)
K12 Inc., a technology-based education company, is America’s largest provider of proprietary curriculum and online education programs for students in kindergarten through high school. "
seller parent: The Washington Post Company
seller: Kaplan Virtual Education
Kaplan Virtual Education (KVE) is a subsidiary of Kaplan, Inc. In partnership with school districts and charter schools, KVE operates online public schools in eight states for students in grades 6-12 and also operates online private schools serving similar grades.
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$13
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closed 8/10/2011 via Market Wire

Leeds Equity Partners, acquired Nobel Learning Communities, Inc.

synopsis: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., a leading operator of private preschools, elementary schools, middle schools and K-12 online distance learning, announced that the previously announced acquisition of the Company by an affiliate of Leeds Equity Partners has been consummated.
buyer: Leeds Equity Partners
Leeds Equity Partners is a private equity firm focused on investments in the education, training and information and business services industries (the "Knowledge Industries"). The Firm was founded in 1993 by Jeffrey T. Leeds and Robert A. Bernstein and is based in New York. "
target: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. is a national network of190 nonsectarian private Pre-K and K+ schools and a global K-12 online distance learning community. Nobel Learning also offers an array of supplemental educational services.
price ($mm)[EV]
$127 [$142]
rev ($mm)
$239
EBITDA ($mm)
$17
EV / rev
0.6x
EV / EBITDA
8.4x
closed 6/14/2010 via BNC Analysis

EQT Funds Management Limited, acquired AcadeMedia AB

synopsis: Providence Equity Partners has offered to acquire AcadeMedia AB, Sweden’s largest independent education company with approximately 45,000 students and course attendants at around 150 locations. AcadeMedia is publicly-trade in Stockholm.
buyer: EQT Funds Management Limited (EQT:$687.20)
Providence Equity Partners LLC is the world's leading private equity firm focused on media, entertainment, communications and information investments. "
target parent: Bure Equity AB
target: AcadeMedia AB (OM:ACAD:$1,436.32)
AcadeMedia is Sweden's largest education company. AcadeMedia is a private education company in the public education market, which teaches new media technology to multimedia producers, Web producers, info-masters, web-masters and project managers.
price ($mm)[EV]
$252 [$279]*
rev ($mm)
$304
EBITDA ($mm)
$36
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
9.6x
closed 9/9/2009 via PR Newswire

Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., acquired Laurel Springs High School

synopsis: Nobel Learning Communities announced the acquisition of Laurel Springs School, an online and distance learning school. Laurel Springs' educational program spans the entire K-12 market and has a fully accredited curriculum that includes Honors AP Courses, a Gifted and Talented program, a chapter of the National Honor Society, and virtual clubs.
buyer: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. is a national network of 178 nonsectarian private schools, including preschools, elementary schools, and middle schools in 15 states across the nation. "
target: Laurel Springs High School
Laurel Springs School, founded in 1991, is an accredited private school offering distance learning college preparatory curricula and teacher services for grades K-12. Located in Ojai, California, Laurel Springs serves students in all 50 states and in 43 countries.
price ($mm)
$12
rev ($mm)
$8
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1.5x
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announced 10/22/2007 via BusinessWire

Bure Equity AB, will acquire AcadeMedia AB

synopsis: Bure Equity AB announces a public offer to acquire all outstanding shares in AcadeMedia AB for cash in accordance with the Swedish Act on Public Takeover Offers, Chapter 3 Mandatory Offers. SEK 90.00 in cash is offered for each share of class A and class B in AcadeMedia.
buyer: Bure Equity AB
Bure Equity AB is a private equity firm specializing in investments, unlisted companies and assets. Bure's investment focus is mainly within the qualified service industry, including education, health care and media/IT. "
target: AcadeMedia AB (OM:ACAD:$1,436.32)
Academedia Masters is the leading Qualified Vocational Education (QVE) within the areas of economic strategies, information and media technology, network security and network infrastructure in Sweden.
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$2.33
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closed 2/6/2019 via PR Newswire

Penn Foster Inc., acquired Ashworth College

synopsis: Penn Foster, which partners with leading employers to attract, develop, and retain talent for middle-skill jobs, announced its acquisition of Ashworth College, an accredited online institution offering degree and certificate programs in fast-growing fields, as well as high school diplomas.
buyer parent: Bain Capital
buyer: Penn Foster Inc. (REVU:$188.75)
Penn Foster helps individuals develop the skills they need to pursue purposeful, and productive careers through affordable diploma, certificate and degree programs. Their digital and blended learning programs are delivered in a self-paced model along with personalized academic and career coaching. "
target parent: Sterling Partners
target: Ashworth College
Ashworth College is a nationally-accredited online institution that provides flexible and affordable education to students located around the world. Areas of study include more than 145 career-focused programs in the high-demand fields of healthcare, technology, business, creative services and more.
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announced 8/19/2016 via PR Newswire

Global University Systems, will acquire Arden University Limited

synopsis: International education group, Global University Systems B.V. announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Arden University Limited, a specialist online distance and blended learning university with 6,500 students, from US-based Capella Education Company.
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 parent: Capella Education Company
target: Arden University Limited
Arden University, previously Resource Development International (RDI), is a leading independent provider of UK university qualifications by distance learning. It offers more than 50 undergraduate and postgraduate programmes to domestic and international students.
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$20
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closed 7/15/2011 via BusinessWire

Capella Education Company, acquired Resource Development International Ltd.

synopsis: Capella Education Company, a provider of online post-secondary education through its wholly owned subsidiary Capella University, announced that it has acquired Resource Development International Ltd. (RDI), an independent provider of United Kingdom (UK) university distance learning qualifications.
buyer: Capella Education Company (CPLA:$439.69)
Founded in 1991, Capella Education Company is a national leader in online education and parent company of Capella University, a regionally accredited online university. Capella University offers online graduate degree programs in business, counseling, education, health administration, and much more."
target: Resource Development International Ltd.
Founded in 1990, Resource Development International Ltd. (RDI) is an independent provider of UK University qualifications by distance learning. RDI markets, develops and delivers these programs worldwide via its offices and partners across Asia, North America, Africa and Europe.
price ($mm)
$13
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$14
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1.5x
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closed 12/8/2009 via PR Newswire

Princeton Review Inc., acquired Penn Foster Education Group, Inc.

synopsis: The Princeton Review, Inc., a leading provider of test preparation and educational support services, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Penn Foster Education Group, Inc. Penn Foster, one of the oldest and largest online career education companies in the U.S., will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Princeton Review.
buyer: Princeton Review Inc. (REVU:$188.75)
The Princeton Review is a pioneer in the world of education. Founded in 1981 and headquartered in New York City, the Company offers private tutoring and classroom and online test preparation to help students improve their scores in college and graduate school admissions tests. "
target parent: Wicks Group of Companies
target: Penn Foster Education Group, Inc.
Penn Foster Inc. is one of the oldest and largest accredited distance education providers in the world. Founded in 1890 by Thomas Foster to educate coal miners in safety and engineering, Penn Foster has enrolled over 13 million students around the world since its inception.
price ($mm)[EV]
$162 [$173]
rev ($mm)
$89
EBITDA ($mm)
$13
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
13.8x
closed 1/6/2009 via PR Newswire

RockBridge Equity Partners LLC, acquired Northcentral University

synopsis: Northcentral University an accredited online university and innovator in 100 percent online higher education, announced that it has been acquired by Rockbridge Growth Equity, LLC.
buyer: RockBridge Equity Partners LLC
RockBridge is based at the Rock Financial/Quicken Loans headquarters in Livonia. Though housed in the Rock headquarters, RockBridge is an independent entity. RockBridge will target companies in North America, one mission will be to find Michigan companies and help them grow. "
target: Northcentral University
Northcentral University is a private, for-profit accredited online university serving adult learners worldwide. Learners seeking higher education from a premier university experience the convenience of 100% online distance learning.
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closed 7/26/2010 via BusinessWire

K12, Inc., acquired KC Distance Learning, Inc.

synopsis: K12 Inc., one of the nation’s largest providers of proprietary curriculum and online school programs for students in kindergarten through high school, announced the acquisition of KC Distance Learning, Inc. (KCDL), a provider of distance learning programs for middle and high school students.
buyer: K12, Inc. (LRN:$1,154.60)
K12 Inc., a technology-based education company, is the nation’s largest provider of proprietary curriculum and online education programs for students in kindergarten through high school. "
target: KC Distance Learning, Inc.
KC Distance Learning (KCDL) is a leading provider of distance learning programs for middle school and high school students including core, Foreign Language, Honors, and AP courses. KCDL provides online accredited online education directly to families through The Keystone School.
price ($mm)[EV]
$63 [$66]
rev ($mm)
$37
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
1.8x
EV / EBITDA
25.6x
closed 4/11/2007 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., acquired Sagemont Virtual

synopsis: Kaplan Inc., a global education leader, announced the acquisition of Sagemont Virtual, which has been doing business as the University of Miami Online High School, and Virtual Sage, a developer of online high school courses. Sagemont Virtual is a leader in the growing field of online high school instruction.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids and schools. "
target: Sagemont Virtual
Sagemont Virtual (dba The University of Miami Online High School) is a fully accredited private high school that provides students with the flexibility to complete their courses anytime from anywhere in the world. All of their assignments, quizzes, tests, and projects are completed online.
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closed 1/30/2007 via BusinessWire

KC Distance Learning, Inc., acquired Aventa Learning

synopsis: KC Distance Learning, a prominent national online education company, announced its acquisition of the assets of Aventa Learning, Inc., a leading provider of online learning content and services to K-12 educational institutions. The acquisition brings together two of the country’s strongest online education service providers.
buyer: KC Distance Learning, Inc.
KC Distance Learning is a leading provider of distance learning programs for high school students including core, Honors, and AP courses. KCDL provides online high school courses directly to families through Keystone National High School, the nation's largest online high school. "
target: Aventa Learning
Aventa Learning is a leading provider of online learning content and services for K-12 institutions. The company has a complete catalog of online high school courses, including foreign language and Advanced Placement courses.
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closed 2/25/2011 via Wall Street Journal

Kaplan Virtual Education, acquired Insight Schools

synopsis: Kaplan Virtual Education, which provides online education for grades six through 12, bought Insight Schools Inc. from Apollo Group Inc.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan Virtual Education
Kaplan Virtual Education (KVE) is a subsidiary of Kaplan, Inc. In partnership with school districts and charter schools, KVE operates online public schools in eight states for students in grades 6-12 and also operates online private schools serving similar grades. "
target parent: Apollo Group, Inc.
target: Insight Schools
Insight Schools partners with local communities and school districts to build and operate their schools. Insight School of Washington is a statewide, online public alternative high school; as a public school, the program is tuition-free to students resident in Washington.
price ($mm)
$6.30
rev ($mm)
$32
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0.3x
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closed 1/10/2007 via AP - Associated Press

Apollo Group, Inc., acquired Insight Schools

synopsis: Apollo Group, Inc. has acquired Insight Schools, an innovator in online high school education. Insight Schools, based in Portland, Oregon, is led by a management team with significant experience in the area of K-12 online education.
buyer: Apollo Group, Inc. (APOL:$2,000.33)
Apollo Group, Inc. has been an education provider for more than 30 years, providing academic access and opportunity to students through its subsidiaries, University of Phoenix, College for Financial Planning, Western International University, Meritus University, Insight Schools and Apollo Global. "
target: Insight Schools
Insight Schools partners with local communities and school districts to build and operate their schools. Insight School of Washington is a statewide, online public alternative high school; as a public school, the program is tuition-free to students resident in Washington.
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closed 12/6/2017 via BusinessWire

Kaplan Professional, acquired College For Financial Planning

synopsis: Kaplan Professional, a unit of global education provider Kaplan, Inc., has closed its transaction with Apollo Education Group, Inc., to acquire the College for Financial Planning (CFFP). CFFP provides financial education and training to individuals through comprehensive programs of study that lead to licensing or certification.
buyer parent: Graham Holdings Company
buyer: Kaplan Professional
Kaplan Professional helps professionals obtain in-demand certifications, licensing and designations that enable them to advance and succeed in their careers. "
target parent: Apollo Education Group Inc.
target: College For Financial Planning
Founded in 1972, the College for Financial Planning provides accessible and flexible degree, non-degree, and continuing professional education programs to students nationwide.
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announced 11/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Oakley Capital Investments Limited, will acquire Career Partner GmbH

synopsis: Oakley Capital Investments said one of its private equity funds has agreed to acquire Career Partner Group from Apollo Education Group. Career Partner offers an extensive selection of educational programmes for school and university graduates, in many different formats and with the largest number of specializations in all areas of management.
buyer parent: Oakley Capital Limited
buyer: Oakley Capital Investments Limited (OCL:$88.88)
Oakley Capital Investments Limited ("OCI"), an AIM listed company, seeks to provide investors with long term capital appreciation, through its investment in the Funds of Oakley Capital Private Equity and through co-investment opportunities. "
target parent: Apollo Education Group Inc.
target: Career Partner GmbH
Career Partner Group (CPG) is Germany’s leading provider of private education and personnel development. CPG offers academic state-approved study programs, certified trainings, and innovative continuous education programs for experts and managers of all industries.
price ($mm)
$99*
rev ($mm)
$71
EBITDA ($mm)
$12
EV / rev
1.7x
EV / EBITDA
10.4x
announced 10/13/2017 via BNC Analysis

Brimstone Investment Corporation Limited, Curro Holdings Limited, will acquire Milpark Education Ltd

synopsis: Curro Holdings, through its subsidiary Stadio Holdings, and Brimstone Investment Corporation have agreed to acquire 100% of Milpark Education. Curro will acquire a 70% stake in Milpark, and Brimstone will acquire a 30% stake. Milpark was established in 1997 as one of the first private providers of higher education in South Africa.
buyer: Curro Holdings Limited (JSE:COH:$211.14)
buyer: Brimstone Investment Corporation Limited (JSE:COH:$209.63)
Curro Holdings Limited acquires, develops, and manages private schools in South Africa. Their mission is to make quality independent school education accessible to more learners. Curro also provides full-time teacher education qualifications, as well as in-service training for practising teachers. "
target parent: Apollo Education Group Inc.
target: Milpark Education Ltd
Milpark Education was one of the first private providers of higher management education in South Africa and is a leading provider of Higher Education and Further Education and Training qualifications. Milpark's MBA has been rated in the Top 10 of Accredited Business Schools in South Africa.
price ($mm)
$23
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closed 2/1/2017 via BusinessWire

Apollo Global Management, Najafi Companies, The Vistria Group, acquired Apollo Education Group Inc.

synopsis: Apollo Education Group, Inc., one of the world’s largest private education providers, announced the completion of its acquisition by a consortium of investors including The Vistria Group, LLC and funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC.
buyer: Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO:$5,981.01)
buyer: The Vistria Group
buyer: Najafi Companies
The Vistria Group, LLC is a private equity firm specializing in mid-market buyouts. Apollo Global Management are contrarian, value-oriented investors in private equity, credit and real estate. Najafi Companies is an International private investment firm. "
target: Apollo Education Group Inc. (APOL:$2,000.33)
Apollo Education Group, Inc. is one of the world’s largest private education. Through its subsidiaries Apollo Global, University of Phoenix, and more, it offers innovative and distinctive educational programs and services, online and on-campus, at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,140 [$578]
rev ($mm)
$2,328
EBITDA ($mm)
$263
EV / rev
0.3x
EV / EBITDA
2.2x
closed 12/10/2015 via BusinessWire

Apollo Global, Inc., acquired Career Partner GmbH

synopsis: Apollo Global, a company that make investments primarily in the international education services sector, acquired Career Partner GmbH (“CPG”). CPG is one of the largest proprietary postsecondary education providers in Germany and provides on-campus and online bachelor and master programs in business and tourism, and corporate training programs.
buyer parent: Apollo Education Group Inc.
buyer: Apollo Global, Inc.
Apollo Global is an education company specializing in helping students transform both their personal future and that of their communities through education at a variety of levels. Apollo Global institutions are universities, colleges and schools committed to enhancing student learning. "
target: Career Partner GmbH
Career Partner is Germany’s leading full-service provider of human resource development and private higher education. Career Partner offers solutions for every personal learning style in the form of classroom, blended or online learning for optimal achievement of objectives.
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$107
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closed 12/5/2014 via BusinessWire

Apollo Global, Inc., acquired Faculdade da Educacional da Lapa

synopsis: Apollo Education Group, Inc. announced its wholly-owned subsidiary Apollo Global, Inc. acquired a majority interest in Sociedade Técnica Educacional da Lapa S.A., which offers educational programs under the name Faculdade da Educacional da Lapa (“FAEL”). FAEL allows access to quality education through innovative distance teaching methodology.
buyer parent: Apollo Education Group Inc.
buyer: Apollo Global, Inc.
Apollo Global was formed to make investments primarily in the international education services sector. Apollo Global provides business and technology management, consulting and training and operational services in the fields of higher education and education administration to its network of schools."
target: Faculdade da Educacional da Lapa
FAEL was established in 1998 to allow access to knowledge and quality education through innovative distance teaching methodology. FAEL is focused on providing blended learning offerings in the top three high-demand knowledge fields, including business, education, and technology.
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$29*
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closed 5/20/2014 via BusinessWire

Apollo Global, Inc., acquired Milpark Education Ltd

synopsis: Apollo Education Group, Inc. announced its wholly-owned subsidiary Apollo Global, Inc. closed on the acquisition of an 81% consolidated interest in Milpark Education (Pty) Ltd., one of South Africa's leading private tertiary education providers.
buyer parent: Apollo Education Group Inc.
buyer: Apollo Global, Inc.
Apollo Global was formed to make investments primarily in the international education services sector. Apollo Global provides business and technology management, consulting and training and operational services in the fields of higher education and education administration to its network of schools."
target: Milpark Education Ltd
Milpark Education was one of the first private providers of higher management education in South Africa and is a leading provider of Higher Education and Further Education and Training qualifications. It is one of South Africa's leading private tertiary education providers
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$25*
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announced 12/17/2013 via BusinessWire

Apollo Group, Inc., will acquire Open Colleges

synopsis: Apollo Global, Inc., provider of business and technology management to the higher education sector, has agreed to acquire Open Colleges Australia Pty Ltd, one of Australia's oldest and largest providers of distance learning. Open Colleges is a leader in online learning in Australia delivering more than 130 courses.
buyer: Apollo Group, Inc. (APOL:$2,000.33)
Apollo Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, University of Phoenix, Apollo Global, Carnegie Learning, College for Financial Planning, and Institute for Professional Development, is a provider of higher education programs for working adults. "
target: Open Colleges
Open Colleges is a leader in online learning in Australia delivering more than 130 courses, including nationally recognized qualifications, in disciplines such as health care, community services, business and management, finance and accounting, technology and design.
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$98*
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closed 7/18/2012 via PR Newswire

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc., acquired MPW

synopsis: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, announced that it has partnered with management to complete the acquisition of Mander Portman Woodward Limited. MPW is a leading provider of high quality private education for students in their crucial transition from secondary school into UK universities.
buyer: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
Levine Leichtman Capital Partners is a Los Angeles, California-based investment firm that manages approximately $5.0 billion of institutional investment capital through private equity partnerships, distressed debt and leveraged loan funds. "
target parent: Apollo Group, Inc.
target: MPW
MPW is a leading provider of high quality private education for students in their crucial transition from secondary school into UK universities. It provides educational offerings to both domestic and international students who plan to continue their education at prominent universities in the UK.
price ($mm)
$85
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closed 9/12/2011 via BNC Analysis

Apollo Group, Inc., acquired Carnegie Learning, Inc.

synopsis: Apollo Group, Inc. has acquired 100% of the stock of Carnegie Learning, Inc., a publisher of research-based math curricula including the adaptive Cognitive Tutor® math software. Carnegie Learning provides math instruction to more than 600,000 students in 3,000 schools nationwide.
buyer: Apollo Group, Inc. (APOL:$2,000.33)
Apollo Group, Inc. is one of the world's largest private education providers. The Company offers innovative and distinctive educational programs and services both online and on-campus at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels through its subsidiaries. "
target: Carnegie Learning, Inc.
Carnegie Learning, Inc. is a leading publisher of innovative, research-based math curricula for middle school, high school, and post-secondary students. The company provides differentiated instruction in schools across the United States.
price ($mm)
$74
rev ($mm)
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EV / rev
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announced 8/2/2011 via BusinessWire

Apollo Group, Inc., will purchase eLearning Technology from Carnegie Mellon University

synopsis: Apollo Group, Inc. announced that it has agreed to acquire eLearning Technology from Carnegie Mellon University. The acquisition allows Apollo to accelerate its efforts to incorporate adaptive learning into its academic platform and to provide tools to help raise student achievement in mathematics.
buyer: Apollo Group, Inc. (APOL:$2,000.33)
Apollo Group, Inc. is one of the world's largest private education providers. The Company offers innovative and distinctive educational programs and services both online and on-campus at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels through its subsidiaries. "
seller: Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon University is an educational and research institution. The university was founded in 1900 and is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It has endowment assets worth $756 million.
price ($mm)
$22
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closed 2/25/2011 via Wall Street Journal

Kaplan Virtual Education, acquired Insight Schools

synopsis: Kaplan Virtual Education, which provides online education for grades six through 12, bought Insight Schools Inc. from Apollo Group Inc.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan Virtual Education
Kaplan Virtual Education (KVE) is a subsidiary of Kaplan, Inc. In partnership with school districts and charter schools, KVE operates online public schools in eight states for students in grades 6-12 and also operates online private schools serving similar grades. "
target parent: Apollo Group, Inc.
target: Insight Schools
Insight Schools partners with local communities and school districts to build and operate their schools. Insight School of Washington is a statewide, online public alternative high school; as a public school, the program is tuition-free to students resident in Washington.
price ($mm)
$6.30
rev ($mm)
$32
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/29/2009 via BusinessWire

Apollo Group, Inc., acquired BPP Holdings Plc

synopsis: Apollo Group, Inc. announced that its majority-owned subsidiary Apollo Global, Inc. has completed the previously announced acquisition of UK-based BPP Holdings plc. Founded in 1976 and based in London, England, BPP is a leading provider of education and training to professionals in the legal and finance industries.
buyer: Apollo Group, Inc. (APOL:$2,000.33)
Apollo Group, Inc. has been an education provider for more than 30 years, providing academic access and opportunity to students through its subsidiaries, University of Phoenix, College for Financial Planning, Western International University, Meritus University, Insight Schools and Apollo Global. "
target: BPP Holdings Plc
Founded in 1976 and based in London, England, BPP enjoys an excellent reputation among business and legal communities throughout Europe. The institution is organized into three business divisions: Professional Education, College of Professional Studies, and Mander Portman Woodward.
price ($mm)[EV]
$485 [$529]
rev ($mm)
$264
EBITDA ($mm)
$47
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
11.2x
closed 8/5/2008 via BusinessWire

Apollo Group, Inc., acquired Universidad Latinoamericana S.C.

synopsis: Apollo Global, Inc., a consolidated subsidiary of Apollo Group, Inc. has purchased a majority stake in Universidad Latinoamericana S.C., an accredited, private university based in Mexico City, from Carlyle Mexico Partners.
buyer: Apollo Group, Inc. (APOL:$2,000.33)
Apollo Group, Inc. has been an education provider for more than 30 years, providing academic access and opportunity to students through its subsidiaries, University of Phoenix, College for Financial Planning, Western International University, Meritus University, Insight Schools and Apollo Global. "
target parent: The Carlyle Group
target: Universidad Latinoamericana S.C.
Founded in 1975, Universidad Latinoamericana is renowned for its dentistry, medicine and communications programs accredited by the Ministry of Public Education (Secretaría de Educación Publica, SEP) in Mexico.
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closed 4/1/2008 via

Apollo Group, Inc., acquired Universidad de Artes, Ciencias y Comunicación

synopsis: Apollo Group, Inc. announced that its consolidated subsidiary, Apollo Global, Inc., has agreed to acquire Universidad de Artes, Ciencias y Comunicación, an accredited, private arts and communications university in Chile, as well as its related entities.
buyer: Apollo Group, Inc. (APOL:$2,000.33)
Apollo Group, Inc. has been an education provider for more than 30 years, providing academic access and opportunity to students through its subsidiaries, University of Phoenix, College for Financial Planning, Western International University, Meritus University, Insight Schools and Apollo Global. "
target: Universidad de Artes, Ciencias y Comunicación
Universidad de Artes, Ciencias y Comunicación is one of the leading arts and communications universities in Latin America and is renowned for its faculty and state-of-the-art technology. Accredited by the Chilean Council of Higher Education, UNIACC offers 18 bachelor’s and two master’s programs.
price ($mm)[EV]
$22 [$42]
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closed 10/30/2007 via BusinessWire

Apollo Group, Inc., acquired Aptimus, Inc.

synopsis: Apollo Group, Inc. completed its acquisition of Aptimus, an online advertising network. The acquisition aids in the furtherance of Apollo’s broader efforts to position the Company to best monitor, manage and control its marketing investments and brands, with the goal of increasing awareness of and access to quality and affordable education.
buyer: Apollo Group, Inc. (APOL:$2,000.33)
Apollo Group, Inc. has been an education provider for more than 30 years, providing academic access and opportunity to students through its subsidiaries, University of Phoenix, College for Financial Planning, Western International University, Meritus University, Insight Schools and Apollo Global. "
target: Aptimus, Inc.
Aptimus' unique performance-based advertising network delivers qualified customer leads through presenting offers at the points of download, log-in, registration, and other active locations across a diverse set of major publishers such as AOL, Tickle, DriverGuide, and PictureTrail.
price ($mm)[EV]
$46 [$44]
rev ($mm)
$17
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/10/2007 via AP - Associated Press

Apollo Group, Inc., acquired Insight Schools

synopsis: Apollo Group, Inc. has acquired Insight Schools, an innovator in online high school education. Insight Schools, based in Portland, Oregon, is led by a management team with significant experience in the area of K-12 online education.
buyer: Apollo Group, Inc. (APOL:$2,000.33)
Apollo Group, Inc. has been an education provider for more than 30 years, providing academic access and opportunity to students through its subsidiaries, University of Phoenix, College for Financial Planning, Western International University, Meritus University, Insight Schools and Apollo Global. "
target: Insight Schools
Insight Schools partners with local communities and school districts to build and operate their schools. Insight School of Washington is a statewide, online public alternative high school; as a public school, the program is tuition-free to students resident in Washington.
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closed 1/10/2007 via AP - Associated Press

Apollo Group, Inc., acquired Insight Schools

synopsis: Apollo Group, Inc. has acquired Insight Schools, an innovator in online high school education. Insight Schools, based in Portland, Oregon, is led by a management team with significant experience in the area of K-12 online education.
buyer: Apollo Group, Inc. (APOL:$2,000.33)
Apollo Group, Inc. has been an education provider for more than 30 years, providing academic access and opportunity to students through its subsidiaries, University of Phoenix, College for Financial Planning, Western International University, Meritus University, Insight Schools and Apollo Global. "
target: Insight Schools
Insight Schools partners with local communities and school districts to build and operate their schools. Insight School of Washington is a statewide, online public alternative high school; as a public school, the program is tuition-free to students resident in Washington.
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closed 6/16/2021 via BNC Analysis

Groupe EDH SAS, acquired ESEC SARL

synopsis: EDH, a private higher education group controlled by Quilvest alongside IK and management, acquires ESEC. Founded in 1973, ESEC is recognized as one of the best French film schools. ESEC has been providing training in the various film professions recognized by professionals for more than 45 years.
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 parent: Hildegarde
target: ESEC SARL
Founded in 1973, ESEC is recognized as one of the best French film schools. Located in the heart of Paris and recognized by the Ministry of Culture, ESEC has been providing training in the various film professions recognized by professionals for more than 45 years.
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announced 5/28/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Afya Participações S.A., will acquire UNIGRANRIO

synopsis: Afya Participações is to acquire UNIGRANRIO, a post-secondary education institution with government authorization to offer on-campus, undergraduate medical, and health-related courses in the state of Rio de Janeiro and has the best academic quality among for profit universities in the state.
buyer parent: Afya Limited
buyer: Afya Participações S.A.
Afya is a leading medical education group in Brazil based on number of medical school seats, delivering an end-to-end physician-centric ecosystem that serves and empowers students to be lifelong medical learners. "
target: UNIGRANRIO
UNIGRANRIO is a post-secondary education institution with government authorization to offer on-campus, undergraduate medical, and health-related courses in the state of Rio de Janeiro and has the best academic quality among for profit universities in the state.
price ($mm)
$131
rev ($mm)
$49
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.7x
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/24/2021 via Company Press Release

TDR Capital, will acquire BPP Holdings Plc

synopsis: TDR Capital, a leading UK-based private equity firm, will acquire BPP, the global leader in professional and vocational education, from Vanta Education. TDR’s support and long-term commitment will allow BPP to further invest in improving quality, customer experience, and satisfaction.
buyer: TDR Capital
Based in the UK, TDR Capital is a leading private equity firm with over €10 billion of committed capital. TDR Capital invests in market-leading, European businesses and partner with them to develop and grow their operations. "
target parent: Apollo Global Management
target: BPP Holdings Plc
Based in the UK, BPP provides education and training in law, business, finance, accountancy, banking, technology and nursing both through relationships with corporates and directly to consumers across test preparation, university, apprenticeship and professional development.
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announced 3/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

Henry Barnard School will be merged with The Providence Country Day School,

synopsis: The Henry Barnard School is merging with the private Providence Country Day School, which means the combined schools will offer pre-kindergarten to grade 12 instruction. Henry Barnard School is an educational institution that offers educational courses for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and primary level students.
buyer: The Providence Country Day School
The Providence Country Day School (often abbreviated to the initials PCD) is a private middle and high school, founded in 1923. Located in East Providence, Rhode Island, United States, it serves approximately 200 students in grades 6 through 12. "
target: Henry Barnard School
Henry Barnard School is an educational institution that offers educational courses for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and primary level students. The institute also offers weekly classes for art, music, technology education, library, and Spanish.
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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 12/18/2020 via Company Press Release

Ardian, acquired AD Education SAS

synopsis: Ardian, a world-leading French private equity house, has acquired a majority stake in AD Education alongside Kevin Guenegan, founder and CEO of the group, as well as the management team. Based in Paris, AD Education is a leading European higher education platform and a leader in the field of Creative Arts.
buyer: Ardian
Headquartered in France, Ardian is a world-leading private investment house with assets of US$103 billion managed or advised in Europe, the Americas, and Asia. Ardian focuses on delivering excellent investment performance to its global investor base. "
target: AD Education SAS
Based in Paris, AD Education is a leading European higher education platform and a leader in the field of Creative Arts. AD Education covers four main sub-segments: Design & Graphical Arts, Media & Digital, Audiovisual, and Culture & Luxury.
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closed 12/14/2020 via BusinessWire

Westcliff University, acquired Western State University College of Law

synopsis: Westcliff University formally announced the acquisition of Western State College of Law, now recognized as Western State College of Law at Westcliff University. As the oldest law school in Orange County, Calif., Western State is a highly regarded institution with graduates serving as successful trial lawyers, and top judges.
buyer: Westcliff University
Westcliff University is an innovative international higher education institution with its finger on the pulse of the global business landscape and the needs of today’s employers. It offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees spanning 21 areas of study including business, education, and STEM. "
target: Western State University College of Law
Western State University College of Law was founded in 1966 and is the oldest law school in Orange County. Located in the heart of Southern California, Western State is dedicated to providing students with the support, guidance, and training necessary to realize their potential.
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closed 12/11/2020 via Company Press Release

GFH Financial Group, acquired AMA International University

synopsis: GFH Financial Group (GFH) announced that it, alongside its strategic partners, has successfully completed the acquisition of AMA International University-Bahrain (AMAIUB), further building the Group’s local and regional education portfolio. AMAIUB has quickly grown to be a leading provider of higher education for local and regional students.
buyer: GFH Financial Group (KWSE:GFH:$266.02)
GFH is one of the most recognised financial groups in the Gulf region. Its businesses include Asset Management, Wealth Management, Commercial Banking and Real Estate Development. The Group’s operations are focused in the GCC, North Africa and India. "
target: AMA International University
AMA International University-Bahrain offers undergraduate degree programmes namely: Bachelor of Sciences in Business Informatics, International Studies, Computer Science, Informatics Engineering, and Mechatronics Engineering.
price ($mm)
$100
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/29/2020 via Company Press Release

American Public Education, Inc., will acquire Rasmussen College, Inc.

synopsis: American Public Education, Inc. – parent company of online learning provider American Public University System and on-ground, pre-licensure Hondros College of Nursing – will acquire Rasmussen University (Rasmussen College), a nursing- and health sciences-focused institution serving in the US.
buyer: American Public Education, Inc. (APEI:$299.01)
American Public Education, Inc. (APEI) is a leading provider of higher learning dedicated to preparing students all over the world. APEI offers academic programs and services to students, universities and partner organizations through Hondros College of Nursing. "
target parent: Renovus Capital
target: Rasmussen College, Inc.
Rasmussen University (Rasmussen College) is a nursing- and health sciences-focused institution serving over 18,000 students at its 24 campuses across six states and online. Rasmussen is one of the largest providers of pre-licensure nursing programs in the United States.
price ($mm)
$329
rev ($mm)
$256
EBITDA ($mm)
$43
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
7.7x
closed 10/21/2020 via BNC Analysis

Groupe EDH SAS, acquired CREAD Institut

synopsis: Groupe EDH (Ecoles Denis Huisman), a private higher education group in France, has acquired CREAD Institut, a private higher education institution in France that focuses on interior design. CREAD Institut offers courses for interior design, level II certification (France) and level 6 certification (EU).
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: CREAD Institut
CREAD Institut is a private higher education institution in France that focuses on interior design. CREAD Institut is managed by interior designers to train the interior designers of tomorrow. They offer courses for interior design, level II certification (France) and level 6 certification (EU).
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
announced 9/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Centro Nacional de Ensino Superior Ltda., will acquire Unijuazeiro

synopsis: Centro Nacional de Ensino Superior Ltda. (CENESUP), a Brazilian education group, will acquire Centro Universitário de Juazeiro do Norte (Unijuazeiro), a private higher education institution in Brazil. Unijuazeiro offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses for nutrition, information systems, architecture and more.
buyer parent: Ser Educacional S.A.
buyer: Centro Nacional de Ensino Superior Ltda.
Centro Nacional de Ensino Superior Ltda. (CENESUP) is a company of universities, colleges and career schools in the state of Paraíba, Brazil. This privately owned company was founded in 2002. "
target: Unijuazeiro
Centro Universitário de Juazeiro do Norte (Unijuazeiro) is a private higher education institution in Brazil. Unijuazeiro's mission is to provide students with the training and knowledge they need to improve their society. They offer courses for nutrition, information systems, architecture and more.
price ($mm)
$4.52
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA
5.6x
closed 9/23/2020 via BNC Analysis

CAPZA, acquired IMF Business School

synopsis: CAPZA, a European private investment platform, has acquired a majority stake in IMF International Business School, an online higher education learning company in Spain. IMF offers a wide range of postgraduate degrees and over 900 courses that are taught by a faculty of doctors and professionals.
buyer: CAPZA
CAPZA is a European private investment platform. CAPZA offers financing solutions to small & mid cap companies at every stage of their development. With €3 billion of assets, CAPZA puts its experience and passion for investing in businesses at the service of investors in Europe and around the world."
target: IMF Business School
IMF Business School is an online higher education learning company in Spain. IMF offers a wide range of postgraduate degrees and over 900 courses that are taught by a faculty of doctors and professionals. They offer courses for engineering and technology, HR, marketing, economics, health, and more.
price ($mm)
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announced 9/17/2020 via BNC Analysis

Willamette University, will acquire Pacific Northwest College Of Art

synopsis: Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) will merge with Willamette University. PNCA will become part of Salem-based Willamette but will retain its name, faculty and current campus. Founded in 1909 in Portland, Oregon, PNCA offers eleven Bachelor of Fine Art degrees, eight graduate degrees, and a Post-Baccalaureate.
buyer: Willamette University
Willamette University is a private liberal arts college in Salem, Ore. Willamette began offering the first college-level arts programs in the Northwest in 1860. The institution’s College of Arts and Sciences offers undergraduate programs in the studio arts, theater, music and art history. "
target: Pacific Northwest College Of Art
Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) empowers artists and designers to reimagine what art and design can do in the world. This private fine arts and design college, founded in 1909 in Portland, Oregon, offers eleven Bachelor of Fine Art degrees, eight graduate degrees, and a Post-Baccalaureate.
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EV / EBITDA
closed 9/16/2020 via BNC Analysis

AD Education SAS, acquired Hochschule für Medien, Kommunikation und Wirtschaft

synopsis: AD Education, an international network of higher education institutions, has acquired Hochschule für Medien, Kommunikation und Wirtschaft (HMKW), a university in Germany. HMKW provides graduates with practical experience to prepare them for successful careers. They offer undergraduate degree programs for journalism, graphic design, media, and more.
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: Hochschule für Medien, Kommunikation und Wirtschaft
Hochschule für Medien, Kommunikation und Wirtschaft (HMKW) is a private, state-approved university in Germany. HMKW provides graduates with practical experience to prepare them for successful careers. They offer undergraduate degree programs for journalism, graphic design, media, and more.
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announced 9/14/2020 via BNC Analysis

University of Tennessee, will acquire Martin Methodist College

synopsis: The University of Tennessee, a public research university in Knoxville, Tennessee, is to acquire Martin Methodist College, a liberal arts, four-year College related to the Tennessee Conference of The United Methodist Church. For many years Martin was a junior college but is now a baccalaureate institution providing more than thirty academic majors.
buyer: University of Tennessee
The University of Tennessee is a public research university in Knoxville, Tennessee. Founded in 1794, two years before Tennessee became the 16th state, it is the flagship campus of the University of Tennessee system, with ten undergraduate colleges and eleven graduate colleges. "
target: Martin Methodist College
Martin Methodist College, founded in 1870, is a liberal arts, four-year College related to the Tennessee Conference of The United Methodist Church. For many years it was a junior college but is now a baccalaureate institution providing more than thirty academic majors.
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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 8/20/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Afya Limited, acquired Faculdade Ciências Médicas da Paraíba

synopsis: Afya, a leading medical education group in Brazil, has acquired Faculdade Ciências Médicas da Paraíba (FCMPB), a post-secondary institution in Brazil. FCMPB offers on-campus, undergraduate courses in medicine in the State of Paraíba. They also offer courses for nutrition, physiotherapy, nursing, and pharmacy.
buyer: Afya Limited (NasdaqGS:AFYA:$216.49)
Afya is a leading medical education group in Brazil based on number of medical school seats, delivering an end-to-end physician-centric ecosystem that serves and empowers students to be lifelong medical learners from the moment they join us as medical students through their medical residency prep. "
target: Faculdade Ciências Médicas da Paraíba
Faculdade Ciências Médicas da Paraíba (FCMPB) is a post-secondary institution in Brazil. FCMPB offers on-campus, undergraduate courses in medicine in the State of Paraíba. They also offer courses for nutrition, physiotherapy, nursing, and pharmacy.
price ($mm)
$70
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Centro Nacional de Ensino Superior Ltda., will acquire FACIMED

synopsis: CENESUP - Centro Nacional de Ensino Superior Ltda., a subsidiary of Ser Educacional SA, agreed to acquire 100% of Sociedade Regional de Educação e Cultura Ltda. (“SOREC”), maintainer of the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences of Cacoal - FACIMED (“FACIMED”). Facimed is located in Brazil and has about 2,700 students - 445 in medicine.
buyer parent: Ser Educacional S.A.
buyer: Centro Nacional de Ensino Superior Ltda.
Centro Nacional de Ensino Superior Ltda. (CENESUP) is a company of universities, colleges and career schools in the state of Paraíba, Brazil. This privately owned company was founded in 2002. "
target: FACIMED
Facimed is located in the city of Cacoal (RO) in Brazil and has about 2,700 students - 445 in medicine - enrolled in 26 face-to-face undergraduate courses. The institution is recognized in the region for its activities in the health courses segment.
price ($mm)
$28
rev ($mm)
$10
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.7x
EV / EBITDA
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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ITT Educational Services, Inc.
ITT Educational Services, Inc.
ITT Technical Institute is the largest US provider of post-secondary technical education, and offers associate and bachelor degree programs to approximately 61,000 students through more than 100 campuses in 37 states.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$1,069.98
EBITDA ($mm)
$196.56
EBIT ($mm)
$169.31
Net Income ($mm)
$59.38
Employees
7350
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Ticker: ATGE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DeVry Education Group
DeVry Education Group
The purpose of DeVry Education Group is to empower its students to achieve their educational and career goals. DeVry Group is a global provider of educational services, with institutions that offer a wide array of programs in healthcare, business, technology, accounting, finance and law.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,052.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$212.37
EBIT ($mm)
$166.11
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3971
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Ticker: LOPE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Grand Canyon Education, Inc.
Grand Canyon Education (GCE) is a publicly traded shared services partner dedicated to serving colleges and universities. GCE supports partner institutions' students through operational functions that achieve organizational growth and student success. GCE is a pioneer of the hybrid campus model.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$939.37
EBITDA ($mm)
$332.49
EBIT ($mm)
$286.95
Net Income ($mm)
$221.74
Employees
4000
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Ticker: ASX:NVT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Navitas Limited
Navitas Limited
Navitas is a leading global education provider that offers an extensive range of educational services through three major divisions to students and professionals including university programs, creative media education, professional education, English language training and settlement services.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$750.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$123.97
EBIT ($mm)
$101.35
Net Income ($mm)
$37.50
Employees
1117
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Ticker: BOVESPA:CSED3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cruzeiro do Sul Educacional S.A.
Cruzeiro do Sul Educacional S.A.
Committed to education since 1965, Cruzeiro do Sul Educacional has consolidated itself as the fourth largest teaching group in Brazil. Cruzeiro do Sul Educacional offers quality academic-professional training through 14 higher education institutions with recognized local brands.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$345.96
EBITDA ($mm)
$63.01
EBIT ($mm)
$43.36
Net Income ($mm)
$2.84
Employees
0
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Ticker: APEI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
American Public Education, Inc.
American Public Education, Inc. is a leading provider of online post-secondary education focused primarily on serving the military and public service communities.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$299.01
EBITDA ($mm)
$35.39
EBIT ($mm)
$21.06
Net Income ($mm)
$13.19
Employees
2145
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Ticker: BOVESPA:ANIM3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Anima Educacao
Anima Educacao
Anima Educacao is one of Brazil’s largest private higher education organizations, both in terms of revenue and the number of enrolled students. It has 79,000 students enrolled in classroom courses at 18 campuses located in the states of Minas Gerais and São Paulo.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$253.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$34.10
EBIT ($mm)
$21.71
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: SEER3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ser Educacional S.A.
Ser Educacional S.A.
Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Recife, Grupo Ser Educacional is one of the largest private education groups in Brazil and a leader in the Northeast and North Regions in terms of numbers of students enrolled.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$234.34
EBITDA ($mm)
$54.90
EBIT ($mm)
$42.20
Net Income ($mm)
$16.84
Employees
7100
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Ticker: SEHK:6169
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
China YuHua Education Corporation Limited
China YuHua Education Corporation Limited has been operating private schools in Henan province of China for over 15 years and is one of the leading private school operators in central China in terms of student enrollment.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$214.86
EBITDA ($mm)
$124.39
EBIT ($mm)
$105.54
Net Income ($mm)
$95.80
Employees
6269
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Ticker: SEHK:1765
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hope Education Group
Hope Education Group
Hope Education Group is the second-largest private higher education group in China. Hope Education Group operates four independent colleges and five junior colleges in China. The group offers services for undergraduate, vocational college, and technical college.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$157.53
EBITDA ($mm)
$61.04
EBIT ($mm)
$39.52
Net Income ($mm)
$39.91
Employees
5328
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Ticker: SEHK:1569
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Minsheng Education Group
Minsheng Education Group
Minsheng Education Group Company Limited is an investment holding company. The Company is principally engaged in the provision of education services in China. The Company provides higher education with the focus on private education of nurturing professionals.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$141.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$50.71
EBIT ($mm)
$40.58
Net Income ($mm)
$48.24
Employees
4626
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Ticker: BME:PRO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Universidad Internacional de la Rioja (UNIR)
Universidad Internacional de la Rioja (UNIR)
Founded in 2007 and based in La Rioja, Spain, UNIR (Proeduca Group) is the leading online university for the Spanish language in the world. UNIR caters for more than 32,000 students. UNIR has a presence in Spain and in Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$124.27
EBITDA ($mm)
$26.62
EBIT ($mm)
$24.32
Net Income ($mm)
$15.64
Employees
1830
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Ticker: SEHK:1890
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
China Kepei Education Group Limited
China Kepei Education Group Limited
China Kepei Education Group Limited is a leading provider of private higher education services in South China. China Kepei operates a science and technology vocational school and a polytechnic college. Their schools are committed to providing students with high-quality profession-oriented education.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$93.79
EBITDA ($mm)
$57.60
EBIT ($mm)
$49.34
Net Income ($mm)
$58.87
Employees
2122
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