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February 26, 2013
10:07 EDTCOCO, LOPE, BPI, CECO, LINC, ESI, EDMC, APEI, DV, NAUH, STRA, APOLApollo falls after being placed on probation by accreditor
Apollo Group (APOL) disclosed in a regulatory filing last night that a team appointed by its accreditor had recommended that the company's main university be placed on probation. The team appointed by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditor, recommended that Apollo's University of Phoenix be placed on probation because the school is not in compliance with regulations related to administrative structure and governance, Apollo reported. More specifically, the team found that Apollo has not given the university enough autonomy. In a note to investors earlier today, William Blair analyst Brandon Dobell wrote that he expects the Higher Learning Commission to uphold the findings of its team in June, and place University of Phoenix on probation until fall of 2014. The university will have to prove to the Higher Learning Commission, or HLC, that it has fixed the issues identified by that time, Dobell reported, adding that the university could lose its accreditation if the HLC determines that it is still not in compliance. While the analyst believes that the University of Phoenix's accreditation status will affect Apollo's shares until the university is removed from probation, he thinks it is "extremely unlikely" that the school will lose its accreditation. Dobell maintained a Market Perform rating on Apollo. He noted that the following for-profit education companies have obtained accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission: Bridgepoint (BPI), DeVry (DV), Grand Canyon University (LOPE); American Public University (APEI); Capella University (CPLA); Career Education (CECO); Education Management (EDMC); National American University (NAUH); Corinthian (COCO); and Kaplan (WPO). In early trading, shares of Apollo are down 24c to $17.59.
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December 16, 2014
14:19 EDTDVDeVry Brasil to acquire Damásio Educacional
DeVry Education Group announced that DeVry Brasil has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Damásio Educacional. Completion of the transaction is expected to occur February 2015, subject to all regulatory approvals. Damásio is a leader in bar exam test preparation and a high quality provider of undergraduate and graduate law programs. Damásio is expected to generate approximately $50 million in revenue in calendar year 2014. DeVry Group expects Damásio to be modestly accretive to earnings per share in fiscal 2015 and increasing thereafter.
08:54 EDTEDMCEducation Management says court denied motion filed by Marblegate
Education Management announced that the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has denied the motion filed by Marblegate Asset Management and Magnolia Road Capital seeking to preliminarily enjoin the company from consummating its proposed debt restructuring. The court denied the injunction based on, among other things, the balance of equities and the public interest. The court also concluded on a preliminary basis that the plaintiffs are likely to succeed on the claim they have asserted under the Trust Indenture Act. The company respectfully disagrees with that aspect of the opinion and, based on the court's order, plans to move forward promptly with the restructuring.
December 5, 2014
08:01 EDTAPOLApollo Education closes acquisition of majority interest in Sociedade Técnica
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December 4, 2014
08:09 EDTAPOLApollo Education develops venture investment platform
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