|Traded as||BM&F Bovespa: KROT3|
|Headquarters||Belo Horizonte, Brazil|
|Key people||Evando José Neiva, (Chairman)
Rodrigo Galindo, (CEO)
|Revenue||US$ 683.2 million (2012) |
|Net income||US$ 98.5 million (2012) |
Kroton is the third largest private educacional company in Brazil and was founded in 1966 in Belo Horizonte. Operates in all educacional segments for over 45 years, such as preschool, elementary, secondary, adult high school, college preparatory school, free courses, and other related educational activities, as well as higher, professional, and post-graduation education.
Kroton has more than 518 thousand students being 476 thousand in higher and professional education in 53 campuses located in 10 Brazilian states. Of these 476.237 undergraduates, 326.582 of them are in courses that do not face, transforming the company into the largest in Latin America in undergraduate not face.
The company also involves in the distribution, wholesale, retail, import, and export of textbooks, course books, magazines, and other publications. In addition, it engages in the licensing of school-related and pedagogical products. The company operates 21 own campuses under the Pitagoras brand; 10 under the Unic brand; 7 under the Uniasselvi brand; 5 under the Unopar brand; and 10 under the Unime, Ceama, Unirondon, Fais, Fama and União brands in 10 Brazilian states. It also operates 804 associated schools in Brazil under the Pitagoras brand, as well as 5 partner schools in Japan and a partner school in Canada.
Currently the company is the largest Brazilian company in the higher education segment for number students,and the second largest by revenue, after Anhanguera Educacional. According to the Market Cap is one of the largest companies in the world.