Washington, D.C. 20549


Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report
(Date of earliest event reported)

May 18, 2016

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




(State of incorporation)

(Commission File Number)

(IRS Employer Identification No.)

3005 Highland Parkway

Downers Grove, Illinois


(Address of principal executive offices)

(Zip Code)

(630) 515-7700
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


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Item 1.01       Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

On May 18, 2016, Becker Professional Education, through DeVry/Becker Educational Development Corp. (“Becker”), a Delaware corporation and subsidiary of DeVry Education Group Inc. (“DeVry Group”) entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”) to acquire the business of Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (“ACAMS”).

The Merger Agreement is by and among Becker, AGM Acquisition Corp., a Delaware corporation (“AGM”), Cardinal Acquisition Merger Sub, Inc., a Delaware corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of Becker (“Merger Sub”), Alert Global Media Holdings, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, solely in its capacity as Representative for AGM stockholders, and DeVry Group, solely in its capacity as guarantor.  By the terms of the Merger Agreement, the Merger Sub will merge with and into AGM (the “Merger”) and AGM will continue as the surviving corporation and become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Becker. Becker will pay a base consideration of US$330.1 million in cash payable to the equity and option holders of AGM, subject to adjustments for working capital, cash, transaction expenses, and indebtedness.

The completion of the Merger is expected to occur on or after July 1, 2016 upon satisfaction of certain conditions, including, among others, (i) the expiration or termination of the waiting period imposed by the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (“HSR”) and approval of the Merger under Brazilian competition law; (ii) subject to certain materiality thresholds, the representations and warranties made by Becker and AGM,  respectively, being true and correct; (iii) AGM stockholder approval of the Merger and the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement (which stockholder approval has already been obtained) and (iv) AGM and Becker being in compliance in all material respects with their respective Merger Agreement obligations.

The Merger Agreement contains customary representations, warranties and covenants, including, among others, covenants providing for both parties to use their respective best efforts to obtain required regulatory approvals and for AGM to conduct its business in the ordinary course during the period between the execution of the Merger Agreement and the closing of the Merger. The representations and warranties do not survive the closing of the Merger.  Becker or its affiliates intend to purchase customary representation and warranty insurance in connection with the Merger Agreement.

Becker and AGM may terminate the Merger Agreement upon mutual written agreement, or either party may terminate the Merger Agreement if: (i) the other party violates or breaches any covenant, representation or warranty contained in the Merger Agreement that has prevented the satisfaction of any closing condition and such violation or breach has not been cured or waived within thirty (30) business days after receipt of written notice; or (ii) the Merger has not closed on or before August 18, 2016 (which date shall be extended until November 18, 2016 if the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and/or the U.S. Department of Justice make further requests in connection with the applicable HSR filings or Brazilian competition law approval has not been obtained).

The purchase will be funded through cash on hand and DeVry Group’s credit facility.

The foregoing description of the Merger Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Merger Agreement, a copy of which will be attached as an exhibit to DeVry Group’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016 and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 7.01       Regulation FD Disclosure

On May 24, 2016, Becker Professional Education issued a press release announcing the signing of the Merger Agreement, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.

Additional information regarding ACAMS is set forth in the slides attached hereto as Exhibit 99.2.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this Form 8-K and related press release, including those that affect the expectations or plans of Becker Professional Education or DeVry Education Group (“DeVry Group”), may constitute forward-looking statements subject to the Safe Harbor Provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements generally can be identified by phrases such as Becker, DeVry Group or their management “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “expects,” “forecasts,” “foresees,” “intends,” “plans” or other words or phrases of similar import. Because these forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, there are important factors that could cause DeVry Group’s actual results to differ materially from those projected or implied by these forward-looking statements. Potential risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause results to differ are described more fully in Item 1A, "Risk Factors," in DeVry Group’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015 and in DeVry Group’s Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2016. These forward-looking statements are based on information as of May 23, 2016, and DeVry Group assumes no obligation to publicly update or revise its forward-looking statements even if experience or future changes make it clear that any projected results expressed or implied therein will not be realized.

Item 9.01       Financial Statements and Exhibits


Press Release of Becker Professional Education dated May 24, 2016.

99.2 Slide Presentation Regarding ACAMS.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.



May 24, 2016


/s/ Patrick J. Unzicker

Patrick J. Unzicker

Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Treasurer