Becker Mergers and Acquisitions Summary


Becker has acquired 1 company of its own. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms. It has also divested 2 assets.

Becker’s largest acquisition to date was in 2016, when it acquired Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists for $330M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2022, when it sold Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists to Wendel Group for $355M. Becker has acquired in 1 US state. The Company’s most targeted sectors include education (100%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity3
    • M&A Buy Activity1
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 1
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 3


Becker Professional Education

500 W. Monroe Street, Suite 28,
Chicago, Illinois 60661
United States,
(630) 472-2213

Becker engages in the CPA (Certified Public Accountant) exam review industry offering a full accounting career life cycle solution from training to licensing to continuing education. Becker’s global presence includes more than 2,900 partners including accounting firms, societies, corporations, government agencies, and universities. Becker was founded in 1957 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1
vol $330M $330M
Sell (0.4/yr) # - 1 - - 1 - 2
vol $355M $355M

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists 2022-01-24 355M USD Divestiture
Chicago, Illinois ·
Becker Professional Education - Healthcare Test Preparation Assets 2019-08-19 - Divestiture
Downers Grove, Illinois
Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists 2016-05-24 330M USD Add-on Acquisition
Chicago, Illinois ·
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Education 1 (100%) 330M (100%) 2 (100%) 355M (100%)
Total 1 $330M 2 $355M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 1 330M 2 355M
  Illinois 1 330M 2 355M
Total 1 $330M 2 $355M

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $330M
Largest Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists
$330M (2016-05-24)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $355M
Largest Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists
$355M (2022-01-24)

M&A Connections

Acquired from
1 (100%)
Divested to
1 (50%)
1 (50%)

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