M&A Deal Summary

Apollo Education Group Acquires Career Partner

On December 11, 2015, Apollo Education Group, Inc. acquired education company Career Partner GmbH from AUCTUS Capital Partners AG for 107M EUR

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Apollo Education Group’s 6th transaction in the Education sector.
  • This is Apollo Education Group’s 2nd largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Apollo Education Group’s 1st transaction in Germany.
Investment Fate
  • Career Partner was divested to a financial buyer in 2017.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2015-12-11
Target Career Partner GmbH
Sector Education
Buyer(s) Apollo Education Group, Inc.
Sellers(s) AUCTUS Capital Partners AG
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 107M EUR

Target

Career Partner GmbH

Munich, Germany
website
Career Partner GmbH is a 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. CPG is one of the largest e-learning providers in Germany offering a multitude of courses, distance learning modules, company-specific solutions, and services in the field of digital learning.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Apollo Education Group, Inc.

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

website


Category Company
Founded 1973
SectorEducation
Employees34,000
Revenue 2.6B USD (2015)
DESCRIPTION
Apollo Education Group, Inc.

Apollo Education Group, Inc. is a private education provider. , serving students since 1973. Apollo seeks to improve the lives of adult learners across the globe by making unemployed learners job-ready and employed learners more productive in their careers and communities. Apollo offers undergraduate, graduate, certificate and nondegree educational programs and services, online and on-campus, principally to working learners in the US and abroad. Apollo Education Group, Inc. was established in 1973 and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 7 of 7
Sector (Education) 6 of 6
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 4 of 4
Country (Germany) 1 of 1
Year (2015) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 2 of 4
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2011-08-02 Carnegie Learning, Inc.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Carnegie Learning, Inc. is a comprehensive, dynamic, and progressive learning technology company. Advocating a belief in teaching and determination to help students develop as learners and thinkers, Carnegie Learning is seeking to re-define the role of technology across the K-16 landscape. Its mathematics and STEM division delivers a research-proven mathematics curriculum and the MATHia platform for grades 6-12, developmental math support for 2- and 4-year colleges, project-based digital solutions for STEM, and best-in-class K-12 professional learning services. Carnegie Learning was formed in 1997 and is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Buy $75M
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2017-11-06 Career Partner GmbH

Munich, Germany

Career Partner GmbH is a 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. CPG is one of the largest e-learning providers in Germany offering a multitude of courses, distance learning modules, company-specific solutions, and services in the field of digital learning.

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Seller(S) 1

SELLER

AUCTUS Capital Partners AG

Munich, Germany

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

website


Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 2001
PE ASSETS 500M EUR
SizeMiddle-Market
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

AUCTUS Capital Partners AG targets small-cap and mid-market opportunities in German-speaking countries (primarily Germany, Switzerland and Austria). The Firm focuses on 'sustainable' companies operating in fragmented sectors with strong market positions and growth potential. AUCUTS generally looks to invest in companies valued between €10 and €100 million with revenues of €10 to €150 million. Areas of interest include healthcare, automotive, fine chemicals/pharma, IT/software, education, and business services. The Firm will consider a variety of transaction types including buy-and-build, MBOs, MBIs, and spin-offs/carve-outs. AUCTUS Capital Partners AG was formed in 2001 and is based in Munich.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 13 of 15
Sector (Education) 1 of 1
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 5 of 5
Country (Germany) 12 of 14
Year (2015) 2 of 2
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2015-10-14 YES Pharmaceutical Development Services GmbH

Friedrichsdorf, Germany

YES Pharmaceutical Development Services GmbH is a highly specialized service provider in the fields of regulatory affairs, product development and drug safety for pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and cosmetics.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2016-01-22 Avedo GmbH

Leipzig, Germany

Avedo GmbH is a dialog marketing specialist with activities throughout Germany that specializes in lead management, telemarketing, and telesales as well as business process outsourcing (BPO). Avedo was established in 2004 and is based in Leipzig, Germany.

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