Berkery Noyes Advises eLearnSecurity in its Acquisition by INE, a Portfolio Company of Providence Equity
Corridor Capital Invests in Retirement Planning and Financial Education and Marketing Services Platform
Berkery Noyes Advises Barron’s Educational Series in the Sale of its Test Prep, Study Aids, and Foreign Language Assets to Kaplan
Berkery Noyes Advises BE Press, a Leading Service Provider Used by Academic Institutions to Showcase Their Research, in its Acquisition by Elsevier
Renovus Capital Partners Invests in Red Nucleus, the Premier Provider of Learning Solutions for the Life Sciences Industry
PowerSchool Acquires Chalkable to Bring Positive Behavior Intervention and Classroom Culture into K-12’s Most Comprehensive Unified Classroom Solution
Ebix Enters the Health Continuing Education and Wellness Markets by Acquiring Birmingham-Based Oakstone Publishing, LLC
Berkery Noyes Represents AMSCO School Publications Inc. in the Sale of Certain Assets to Perfection Learning
Berkery Noyes Represents Leeds Equity In Its Purchase Of Ex Libris Group, A Leading Library Solutions Provider
Berkery, Noyes & Co. represents Psychological Services, Inc. (PSI) in its transaction with ABRY Partners, LLC.
Berkery, Noyes & Co. represents Questar Educational Systems, Inc. in its sale to Touchstone Applied Science Associates, Inc.
Berkery, Noyes & Co. represents The Hampton-Brown Company in its sale to National Geographic Society
Berkery, Noyes & Co. represents Outsourcing Today and Unicomm in the divestiture of HRO World Conference & Exposition and HRO World Europe Conference & Exposition to LRP Publications
Berkery, Noyes & Co. advises the Wicks Learning Group on its sale of Delta Education to School Specialty
Full Year 2018 Education Industry Trends
The most active acquirer in 2018, either directly or through an affiliated business, was Leeds Equity Partners with seven transactions. Two of these deals involved companies that serve the financial sector: Pass Perfect, a provider of Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) license exam training; and Keir Educational Resources, which offers training solutions for financial services professionals.
Q3 2018 Education Industry Trends
The most active market segment in Q3 2018 was K-12 Media and Tech with 28 transactions, which slightly surpassed the 25 deals in the Professional Training Services segment.
1st Half 2018 Education Industry Trends
The largest Higher-Ed related transaction in 1st Half 2018 was staffing firm Adecco Group’s acquisition of General Assembly for $413 million. General Assembly, a coding bootcamp, offers full-time courses in subjects such as web development, user experience design, digital marketing, data science, and machine learning.
Full Year 2017 Education Industry Trends
Financial sponsors were responsible for nine of the top ten highest value transactions in 2017. The only strategic deal in the top ten list was Strayer Education's announced merger with Capella Education Company for $786 million.
Q3 2017 Education Industry Trends
The most active acquirer through the 1st 3 Quarters of 2017, either directly or through an affiliated business, was Leeds Equity Partners with four transactions. Three of these deals occurred in Q3 2017.
1st Half 2017 Education Industry Trends
Each of the industry's five largest deals in 1st Half 2017 were completed by financial sponsors. These five transactions, with a combined value of $5.58 billion, represented 72 percent of aggregate value during the half year period.
Full Year 2016 Education Industry Trends
Transaction volume in the K-12 Media and Tech segment overtook both the Professional Training Services and Higher Ed Media and Tech segments, becoming the industry's most active sector in 2016.
Q3 2016 Education Industry Trends
The most active market segment in Q3 2016 was K-12 Media and Tech with 22 transactions.
1st Half 2016 Education Industry Trends
The largest deal in 1st Half 2016 was Apollo Education Group Inc.'s announced acquisition by a consortium of investors for $1.1 billion.
Full Year 2015 Education Industry Trends
The industry's most active strategic acquirer in 2015, either directly or through an affiliated business, was Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA with four transactions.
Q3 2015 Education Industry Trends
The largest transaction in Q3 2015 and year-to-date was TPG Capital and Leonard Green Capital Partners' announced acquisition of Ellucian, which provides higher education software, services and analytics, for $3.5 billion.