Graduate School USA agrees to be acquired by American Public Education, Inc.
WASHINGTON, August 12, 2021 / PRNewswire / – High school United States (GSUSA) signed an acquisition agreement by American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ: APEI), a leading educational services provider that delivers respected, innovative and affordable educational programs and services through its wholly owned subsidiaries: American Public University System (APUS), which includes American Public University (APU) and the American Military University (AMU); and Hondros College nursing care (HCN).
Originally established in 1991 as AMU to meet the educational needs of a highly mobile army, APEI offers respected, innovative and affordable academic programs and services to students, universities and partner organizations through APUS and HCN. GSUSA’s extensive portfolio of contracts and government agency clients represents strong contiguity with APUS’s core military student and veteran populations and is closely aligned with APEI’s focus on “education. of those who serve ”.
APEI’s educational institutions serve approximately 90,000 adult learners around the world and offer more than 240 diploma and certificate programs in areas ranging from homeland security, military studies, intelligence and security. criminal justice to technology, business administration, public health, nursing and the liberal arts. “We are delighted to join the APEI family,” said GSUSA President and CEO Jack maykoski. “Our commitment to supporting the federal workforce with training solutions to help them advance their careers and the missions of their agencies is a natural fit with APEI’s focus on vocational training and degrees that help open up avenues for employment and advancement, ”he said.
GSUSA, which has a catalog of more than 300 courses focused on basic and continuing professional development, as well as leadership training to improve the performance of government agencies through the skills and career advancement of its employees, will be a new independent subsidiary of APEI. . The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2021, subject to certain closing conditions, including approval or notices to regulatory and accreditation bodies.
Prior to COVID-19, GSUSA provided its training primarily in person at agencies and through its state-of-the-art training center in Washington DC With the onset of the pandemic, GSUSA accelerated its transition to e-learning and delivered courses in a virtual environment. The acquisition advances the organization’s mission by providing students with broader and deeper content, as well as technological advantages that will facilitate a more sophisticated learning environment.
Womble bond dickinson and Tyton Partners acted as advisers to the Graduate School United States in this operation.
ABOUT THE SUPERIOR SCHOOL United States (GSUSA)
Founded in 1921 as the USDA Graduate School, Graduate School United States (GSUSA) is an independent, non-profit educational institution based in Washington DC, providing training and services to the workforce in the United States and around the world. The organization is a leading provider of professional development courses and training for the federal government and the private sector, serving organizations and individuals with programs designed to support organizational missions and career and professional development. .
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