09/2003


Founded as EQuest Academy – an overseas study consulting company, advising on admissions application and test preparation (TOEFL, SAT, GMAT, GRE, etc.) 

5/2012

Founded iSMART – one of first Vietnam’s Edtech companies

12/2013


Acquired VATC English learning centers (founded in 1999)

12/2013

Acquired American Polytechnic College

12/2013

Acquired Broward College Vietnam

6/2016


Acquired Saigon Polytechnic College

6/2016

iSMART acquired operating licenses in two largest cities – Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City – and entered high-growth phase

10/2016


TAEL Partners – Southeast Asia-focused private equity investor – became Series A investor of EQuest

3/2017

EQuest Academy re-branded as IvyPrep Education

4/2018


Acquired Phu Xuan University

06/2018


Acquired Alpha school

11/2018


Acquired Newton Grammar School

1/2019

Acquired Victory Experimental School

8/2019

iSMART cumulatively acquired 14 operating licenses countrywide

10/2019

Acquired 789.vn – online testing and learning platform, and multiple-choice question bank

11/2019


Re-branded the holding company to EQuest Education Group

11/2019


Founded iTD Academy as a hub of teacher training and international examinations

12/2019

Acquired Victory Sai Gon High School (formerly known as Dong Do High School)

1/2020


Acquired Viet My Hanoi College (formerly known as Hanoi College of Economics – Technology)

4/2020

Inked strategic cooperation with Ivy Global School in the U.S.

5/2021

Acquired The St. Nicholas School Da Nang

5/2021

Invested and held the majority in Ha Noi Primary School for Educational Technology

6/2021

KKR – a leading global investment firm invested in EQuest

5/2022

Acquired Happy School (Ba Ria – Vung Tau)

6/2022

EQuest and 8 member institutions are recognized by Cognia Accreditation Organization (USA) to achieve comprehensive quality accreditation.