Kaplan Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

EducationCompany

Kaplan has acquired 13 companies, including 4 in the last 5 years. A total of 3 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 2 assets.

Kaplan’s largest acquisition to date was in 2015, when it acquired SmartPros for $17M. Kaplan has acquired in 5 different US states, and 6 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include education (59%) and software (25%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity14
    • M&A Buy Activity12
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 7

Kaplan, Inc.

6301 Kaplan University Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309
United States,
(954) 515-3993
www.kaplan.com

Kaplan, Inc. is a provider of an 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 in grades K through 12.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 9 1 - 2 - - 12
vol $17M $17M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 2 - - - - - 2
  14

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Becker Professional Education - Healthcare Test Preparation Assets 2019-08-19 - Divestiture
Downers Grove, Illinois
ESL Education SA 2019-07-18 - Add-on Acquisition
Montreux, Switzerland · www.esl-education.org
Genesis Institute 2017-02-13 - Add-on Acquisition
Dubai, United Arab Emirates · www.genesisreview.com
Booz Allen Hamilton - Explore Data Science Program 2016-01-21 - Divestiture
, United States
Mander Portman Woodward Ltd. (MPW) 2015-12-14 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.mpw.ac.uk
CleanEdison, Inc. 2015-11-30 - Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.cleanedison.com
SmartPros Ltd. 2015-10-22 17M USD Add-on Acquisition
Hawthorne, New York · www.smartpros.com
Dev Bootcamp 2014-06-25 - Add-on Acquisition
San Francisco, California · www.devbootcamp.com
Kaplan Learning Technologies 2012-02-09 - Divestiture
Atlanta, Georgia
Soluciones Integrales de Formación y Gestión Structuralia S.A. 2011-06-22 - Add-on Acquisition
Alcobendas, Spain · www.structuralia.com
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions, Inc.    - Barron’s Educational Series - Test Prep, Study Aids & Foreign Language Assets 2018-09-18 2
Albany, New York · www.kaptest.com Hauppauge, New York
Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions, Inc.    - Learnist, Inc. 2013-07-31 1
Albany, New York · www.kaptest.com San Francisco, California · www.learni.st

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Education 7 (58%) 17M (100%) - -
Software 3 (25%) - 1 (50%) -
Business Services 1 (8%) - 1 (50%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (8%) - - -
Total 12 $17M 2 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 6 17M 2 -
  New York 2 17M - -
  Illinois 1 - 1 -
  New Jersey 1 - - -
  California 1 - - -
  Georgia - - 1 -
United Kingdom 2 - - -
Australia 1 - - -
Spain 1 - - -
Switzerland 1 - - -
United Arab Emirates 1 - - -
Domestic 6 (50%) 17M (100%) 2 (100%) -
Cross-border 6 (50%) - - -
Total 12 $17M 2 -

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $17M
TOTAL $17M
Largest SmartPros Ltd.
$17M (2015-10-22)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
17%
2 (17%)
Strategic(s)
17%
2 (17%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
50%
1 (50%)
Strategic(s)
50%
1 (50%)

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