Capella, Strayer Complete $1.2b Merger And Form New Parent Co. Strategic Education



Via News Release

“HERNDON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Strategic Education, Inc. (SEI) (NASDAQ: STRA) today announced it completed the merger of Strayer Education, Inc. (NASDAQ: STRA) and Capella Education Company (NASDAQ: CPLA) to create SEI, a national leader in education innovation. SEI also announced financial results for the period ended June 30, 2018 for both Strayer Education, Inc. and Capella Education Company, their last full quarter as separate entities.”

SEI will continue to operate both Strayer University and Capella University as independent and separately accredited institutions of higher learning, together serving approximately 85,000 students across all 50 states. The combination will enable each university to accelerate innovations that improve affordability and enhance academic and career outcomes for students. SEI will continue to operate a number of non-degree programs.

Robert Silberman, Executive Chairman of SEI said, “We are delighted to announce the completion of a merger that brings together two best-in-class academic institutions. Capella’s expertise in online advanced degree programs, combined with Strayer’s 125-year heritage, uniquely positions us to provide first-rate educational experiences to working adults.”

Karl McDonnell, Chief Executive Officer of SEI said, “Over the last few months, my appreciation has deepened for the powerful ways Strayer University and Capella University complement each other, and the shared culture across the entire organization that values integrity and innovation. The strong second quarter 2018 performance for both Strayer Education, Inc. and Capella Education Company demonstrates our organizations’ ability to execute, and positions us for continued future success.”