Anhanguera Educacional

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Anhanguera Educacional Participações S.A
Type Sociedade Anônima
Industry Higher education
Founded 1994
Headquarters Valinhos, Brazil
Key people Alexandre Teixeira de Assumpção Saigh, (Chairman)
Ricardo Leonel Scavazza , (CEO)
Revenue Increase US$ 766.8 million (2013) [1]
Net income Decrease US$ 53.0 million (2013) [2]
Employees 21,000
Website www.anhaguera.com

Anhanguera Educacional (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐɲɐ̃ˈɡwɛɾɐ] or [ɐɲɐŋˈwɛɾɐ eðukɐsjoˈnaw]) is the second largest private for-profit professional educational company in Brazil by market value and the amount of students, with more than 400.000 students in its education network. The company is the second largest higher education company in the world by number of students, only behind the American company Apollo Group.

The Company operates three types of education - 67 campuses, more than 450 poles and over 650 vocational education centers, spread across all states and the Federal District - aimed at adults of middle and low-income working during the day and study at night, a segment not fully served by institutions of higher education in Brazil. To this end, the Company offers a wide range of courses including: vocational, undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education.

The company is the largest of six educational companies listed on BM&F Bovespa, along with its rivals Estácio, Anima Educação, Abril Educação and Ser Educacional. Currently the company is in the process of merging with its rival Kroton Educacional

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  • "The people want to learn" Anhanguera's business model. An interview with Gudrun Busch of the KfW subsidiary DEG which is partner of Anhanguera.