Bright Horizons Family Solutions Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Education Company

Bright Horizons Family Solutions has acquired 6 companies, including 3 in the last 5 years. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 1 asset.

Bright Horizons Family Solutions’ largest acquisition to date was in 2013, when it acquired Kidsunlimited for $69M. Bright Horizons Family Solutions has acquired in 3 different US states, and 2 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include education (67%) and consumer services (17%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity7
    • M&A Buy Activity6
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 4

Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc.

200 Talcott Avenue South,
Watertown, Massachusetts 02472
United States,
(617) 673-8000
www.brighthorizons.com

Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. is a provider of early education and preschools, employer-sponsored child care, back-up care, educational advisory services and other work/life solutions. Bright Horizons Family Solutions was formed in 1986 and is based in Watertown, Massachusetts.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 5 - - - 1 - 6
vol $69M $69M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1
  7

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Sittercity, Inc. 2020-08-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Chicago, Illinois · www.sittercity.com
Asquith Day Nurseries & Pre-Schools Ltd. 2016-11-10 - Add-on Acquisition
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom · www.asquithnurseries.co.uk
Little Unicorn Day Nurseries Group 2016-08-17 - Divestiture
York, United Kingdom
Hildebrandt Learning Centers LLC 2015-05-19 - Add-on Acquisition
Dallas, Pennsylvania · www.hildebrandtlearningcenters.com
Kidsunlimited childcare voucher business 2013-11-14 - Divestiture
Cheshire, United Kingdom
Kidsunlimited Ltd. 2013-04-10 69M GBP Add-on Acquisition
Cheshire, United Kingdom · www.kidsunlimited.co.uk
Work Options Group, Inc. 2008-12-23 - Add-on Acquisition
Watertown, Massachusetts
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Education 4 (67%) 69M (100%) - -
Consumer Services 1 (17%) - - -
Internet Software and Services 1 (17%) - - -
Business Services - - 1 (100%) -
Total 6 $69M 1 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United Kingdom 3 69M 1 -
United States 3 - - -
  Pennsylvania 1 - - -
  Massachusetts 1 - - -
  Illinois 1 - - -
Domestic 3 (50%) - - -
Cross-border 3 (50%) 69M (100%) 1 (100%) -
Total 6 $69M 1 -

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $69M
TOTAL $69M
Largest Kidsunlimited Ltd.
$69M (2013-04-10)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
33%
2 (33%)
Strategic(s)
17%
1 (17%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 (100%)

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