Kaplan Acquires 100% of Structuralia

  Kaplan Acquires 100% of Structuralia

Business Wire

LONDON -- June 22, 2011

Kaplan, the global provider of training and education, has acquired
Madrid-based Structuralia, the leader in e-learning for the engineering and
infrastructure sector in Spain, for an undisclosed sum.

Structuralia provides training to more than 85,000 staff employed at more than
1,350 companies. Programs are created by more than 400 leading academics and
industry experts based on interactive e-learning technology developed by
Structuralia’s multi-media lab. Major clients include the top global
infrastructure developers in the world such as ACS, Ferrovial (operator of
Indiana Toll Road and BAA-Heathrow Airport), Sacyr (builder of the new
extension of the Panama Canal), OHL (designer, builder, financer and operator
of University of Montreal Hospital; builder of New York Subway), and energy
companies such as ENDESA, IBERDROLA and REE.

In partnership with five Spanish universities, Structuralia also offers 16
Master’s degree programs and 11 Executive Programs including an MBA for
engineering professionals, and will be launching two further programs in the
autumn. University partners are: the University of Comillas (ICAI and ICADE
Business School), the Polytechnical University of Madrid, and the
Polytechnical University of Catalonia.

In Europe, Kaplan provides training towards professional qualifications and
business programs, higher education programs and English language courses.

“Significant changes in the infrastructure industry through advances in
technology and the new models of financing created by Public-Private
Partnerships (PPP) are generating a growing demand for further education for
engineers and skilled tradesmen,” said Jose Wehnes, CEO of Kaplan Europe. “We
look forward to meeting that demand in Spain and beyond by developing
Structuralia’s impressive learning solutions.

“Their focus on personal, portable and flexible training is closely aligned
with Kaplan’s work on innovation in delivering high quality education and
training to students whenever and wherever it best suits them.”

Juan José Gálligo, CEO of Structuralia since the founding of Structuralia ten
years ago, who will continue in the company as CEO, said: “In 2001, a group of
construction companies and engineers with a shared vision started
Structuralia, and it has since enjoyed solid growth, strong margins and has
built an enviable list of clients. It was important to find a strategic buyer
that could take us to the next stage in our growth. With Kaplan’s 70 year
history in providing education and training, and their global reach, we
believe this is an excellent fit for developing our offering both in Spain and
internationally.”

About Kaplan

In Europe, Kaplan provides training for professional qualifications and
business programs, higher education degree programs in partnership with UK
universities, pathway programs for international students into some of the
UK’s leading universities, and English language courses. Kaplan, part of The
Washington Post Company, has significant operations in the US and Asia in
addition to Europe.

About Structuralia

Structuralia is a leading e-learning Postgraduate and Executive Engineering
School that invests in developing specialized online training programs for the
Construction, Infrastructure, Energy and Engineering sectors. Structuralia
offers 16 Master’s degree programs and 11 Executive Programs including an MBA
for engineering professionals.

Contact:

Kaplan Europe
Elizabeth Hess
+44 20 7645 8968
+44 7983 435 705
Elizabeth.hess@kaplan.com
or
Structuralia
Juan Jose Gálligo, +34914904201
jgalligo@structuralia.com
 
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