• In 1966, five young friends set up the Pitágoras preparatory course for university admission exams in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais state
  • In two years of existence, the course had over 600 students enrolled in 13 classes in three shifts
  • Thus was born what is now Brazil’s largest educational group
  • Inauguration of the first Pitágoras school focused on primary & secondary education in 1972
  • Start of the operations of the largest unit of the Pitágoras Group in primary & secondary education, Pitágoras Cidade Jardim school, in 1974
  • In partnership with a construction company that was initiating two infrastructure projects in Iraq and Mauritania, Pitágoras managed schools with over one thousand Brazilian students in these countries
  • Creation of the Pitágoras Network, a group of schools committed towards continuously improving the quality of services rendered
  • In less than 1 year, the network already comprised 106 associated schools, focused on increasing productivity, replicability and scalability
  • In 1999, the Pitágoras Foundation was born, with the aim of enabling educational projects in public and private institutions
  • With the changes in the educational sector’s regulatory framework, the first Pitágoras College was opened, counting with an exclusive educational system and methodology created in partnership with Apollo International. This partnership lasted until 2005.
  • The year 2007 was marked by Pitágoras’ IPO on BM&FBovespa, under the name Kroton Educacional (KROT11), enabling the consolidation of a phase of great expansion and development for the Company.
  • In 2009, Kroton received fresh capital injection from one of the largest private equity funds in the world, Advent International, who began to share the control of the Company with the founders
  • Acquisition of IUNI Educacional, institution offering graduate and post-graduate programs under the brands UNIC, UNIME and FAMA, the largest acquisition in the postsecondary education sector in Brazil
  • 85,367 Students
  • 37Campuses
  • 0Centers
  • Acquisition of Faculdade Atenas Maranhense (São Luís and Imperatriz in Maranhão state) and Faculdade União (Ponta Grossa in Paraná state) in July
  • Acquisition of Faculdade do Sorriso (FAIS) in November
  • Acquisition of UNOPAR in December, the largest acquisition in the history of education, making Kroton the leader in the distance learning sector in Brazil
  • 252,864 Students
  • 44Campuses
  • 399Centers
  • Acquisition of Centro Universário Cândido Rondon (Unirondon) in April
  • Acquisition of Uniasselvi in May, strengthening Kroton’s leadership in the distance learning market
  • 410,035 Students
  • 53Campuses
  • 447Centers
  • Opening of 40 new distance learning centers under the Unopar brand
  • Announcement of an association agreement between Kroton and Anhanguera
  • 518,508 Students
  • 53Campuses
  • 487Centers
  • Approval of the merger with Anhanguera, making Kroton the largest educational company in the world in terms of market cap and students
  • Development of the new academic model, Kroton Learning System 2.0, bringing greater technology and innovation
  • Launch of the pilot of our employability channel, Conecta Channel
  • 986,827 Students
  • 130Campuses
  • 726Centers
  • Launch of our own installment plan product, the Private Special Installment Plan (PEP), demonstrating Kroton’s agility, pioneering, focus on innovation and execution power
  • Acquisition of Studiare, essential for the adaptive learning project
  • 1,023,616 Students
  • 128Campuses
  • 726Centers
  • Sale of Uniasselvi to Treviso Empreendimentos e Participações S.A. as part of the remedies imposed by CADE to authorize the merger with Anhanguera
  • 908,803 Students
  • 113Campuses
  • 910Centers
  • Launch of 5 new greenfields: Bacabal, Luís Eduardo Magalhães, Vitória da Conquista, Bom Jesus da Lapa and Jequié
  • Launch of 200 new distance learning centers, leading our total number of centers to reach 1,110
  • 937,167 Students
  • 119Campuses
  • 1,110Centers

Last update: March 9, 2018