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Equity Strategies

Apollo Group Inc.

Company summary

Founded in 1973, Apollo is the world's second largest for profit education company.Through its ownership of the University of Pheonix, Apollo Global Carnegie Learning, College for Financial Planning and the Institute for Professional Development, it has established itself as a leading provider of higher education programs for working adults by focusing on servicing the needs of the working adult.

Company news

McGraw-Hill Education Unit to be sold to Apollo Global Management

26 November 2012 - The Education Unit of McGraw-Hill is to be sold to Apollo Global Management for $2.5bn, capping a process that took more than a year. more →

Apollo Group Shares Tumble on Lower Revenues

17 October 2012 - Apollo Group revenues fall 11% in Q4 prompting the share price to fall 24.1%, a new low. more →

MPW sold to US Private Equity for £54.8m

17 July 2012 - Apollo Group has sold Manders Portman Woodward (“MPW”) to Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc. ("Levine Leichtman") for £54.8m. MPW is one of the UK’s best known independent for-profit sixth form college groups with colleges in London, Birmingham and Cambridge. MPW offers full-time GCSE courses, A-level courses and intensive A-level and GSCE retake and revision courses. more →


Equity Strategies successfully advises on $342m nutrition and health acquisition

25 January 2016 - ​Equity Strategies is pleased to announce its lead role in the acquisition of INVE Aquaculture Holding B.V.

Animal Health | Benchmark Holdings plc

Equity Strategies advises on £11m strategic acquisition in aquaculture genetics and tilapia breeding

27 October 2015 - Equity Strategies advises Benchmark Holdings plc on the acquisition of two key players in the tilapia breeding and genetics sector.

Education | Benchmark

Equity Strategies originates £3.2m acquisition of leading veterinary CPD & training provider

19 March 2015 - Equity Strategies originates acquisition of leading veterinary CPD and training provider, Improve International on behalf of Benchmark Holdings plc.

Animal Health | Benchmark Holdings plc

Equity Strategies advises on £41m deals in aquaculture breeding and genetics

02 March 2015 - Equity Strategies advised Benchmark Holdings plc on two strategic acquisitions in aquaculture breeding and genetics valued at £41m.

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Our expertise

Deal origination - acquisitions - We help quoted companies and private equity houses source acquisitions in the UK and overseas.

Deal origination - disposals - We help owners of companies wishing to dispose of their business.

IPO advice - We provide strategic, financial and valuation advice to companies considering an IPO.

Valuation - We undertake valuations for ESOP transactions, employee share schemes and for a wide range of fiscal, legal and commercial purposes.

Our sectors

Our corporate finance skills can be employed in a wide range of sectors. We have a particular strength in animal health, education, outsourcing, IT, data analytics and financial publishing.

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