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

2013


Acquired VATC English learning centers (founded in 1999)

2013

Acquired American Polytechnic College

2013

Acquired Broward College Vietnam

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

2016


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

2017


Acquired Phu Xuan University

3/2017

EQuest Academy re-branded as IvyPrep Education

2018

Acquired Experimental School – Victory and Vong campuses

06/2018


Acquired Alpha school

11/2018


Acquired Newton Grammar 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 Dong Do High School and set footprint in Ho Chi Minh City’s K-12 education segment

1/2020


Acquired 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