Dr. Abraham Khoureis

Congratulations! University of Arizona Acquires Ashford University.

Congratulations!

University of Arizona Acquires Ashford University.

In a smart move toward capturing a large scale of online learning and presence, University of Arizona acquires Ashford University, a premiere online university. According to Inside Higher Ed, the acquisition deal toward a non-profit operation is $1.00 , with over $200 million of expected revenue.

Takeaways: Smart move, creative accounting, clever way of quickly capturing large scale market share, gain traditional name recognition, quality of education, mother company investing group earns approximately 20% of total revenue at a larger scale minus operational cost, while maintaining operational control.

Verdict: Clever win-win deal.

Interesting read.

https://insidehighered.com/news/2020/08/04/university-arizona-acquires-ashford-university

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