Anhanguera Educacional

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Anhanguera Educacional Participações S.A.
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]
Decrease US$ 53.0 million (2013) [1]
Number of employees

Anhanguera Educacional (Portuguese pronunciation: [aɲɐ̃ˈɡwɛɾa] or [aɲɐ̃ˈɡwɛɾa edukasjoˈnaw]) is the second largest private for-profit professional educational company in Brazil by market value and by number 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 BM&F Bovespa, along with its competitors Estácio, Anima Educação, Abril Educação and Ser Educacional. In 2014 the company underwent a corporate merger with Kroton Educacional. The resulting company became the 17th largest at the Bovespa Index, with a market value of R$ 24.5 billion and near 1 million students.[2]


External links[edit]

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