Corporate Profile

We are one of Brazil’s largest private-sector post-secondary groups in terms of number of students enrolled, As of September 30, 2017, we had 539.9 thousand students in our distance learning and campus programs of our undergraduate and graduate courses, Our network consists of one university, ten university centers, 46 accredited colleges and 338 distance learning units recognized by the Ministry of Education (MEC), with nationwide coverage, represented by 93 campuses in the leading urban centers of 23 states and in Distrito Federal, strategically located close to the homes and/or workplaces of our target public of middle- and lower middle-income workers.

We have highly qualified professors, advanced teaching methodologies and well equipped facilities, offering around 123 traditional and technological almost all of them undergraduate integrated nationally courses in Exact Sciences, Biological Sciences and the Humanities, We also offer quality graduate specialization (lato sensu) courses, master’s and PhD degree courses as well as diverse extension courses at competitive prices to aid in the professional qualification of our students and enhance their employability.

History
1970
Foundation of the Faculdade de Direito Estácio de Sá in the north region of Rio de Janeiro.
1970
1972
Transformation into Faculdades Integradas Estácio de Sá with the creation of new courses.
1972
1988
Achievement of University status.
1988
1992
Expansion kicked off in the city of Rio de Janeiro with the inauguration of a campus at Barra da Tijuca.
1992
1996
Beginning of expansion in the state of Rio de Janeiro with the establishment of units in Resende, Niterói and Nova Friburgo.
1996
1997
Establishment of Instituto Politécnico Universitário – the first undergraduate-level job-oriented educational center in Brazil.
1997
1998
Commencement of nationwide expansion: São Paulo, Minas Gerais, Espírito Santo, Santa Catarina, Mato Grosso do Sul, Bahia, Pernambuco, Pará and Ceará.
1998
2005
Transformation of subsidiaries from non-profit civil associations to or-profit associations begins.
2005
2006
Alliances formed with two important international institutions: École Hotelière de Lausanne (hospitality) and Alain Ducasse Formation (cuisine).
2006
2007
IPO held on the B3.
2007
2008
Entry of GP, a private equity firm, which holds 20% control in the Company.
Company joins Novo Mercado.
2008
2009
Creation of New Academic Model;
Commencement of distance learning (EAD) operation;
Centralization and optimization of back office processes at the Shared Services Center (CSC).
2009
2010
Launch of free textbooks and of the New Academic Model;
Primary and secondary public offering of shares, totaling R$685.6 million shares by the founders and the issue of 32.8 million shares by the founders and the issue of 3.2 million new shares, raising the free float to 76%.
2010
2011
Return to acquisitions: Faculdade Atual da Amazônia (FAA) in Boa Vista, Roraima state; Faculdade de Natal (FAL) and Faculdade de Excelência Educacional do Rio Grande do Norte (FATERN), both in Natal.
New Businesses: acquisition of Academia do Concurso, which operates in the segment of Civil Service Exam Preparation Courses.
2011
2012
Acquisition of SEAMA in Macapa, with 2,800 students.
Acquisition of Faculdade São Luís in São Luís, Maranhão, with 4,000 students.
Acquisition of Faculdade iDez in João Pessoa, Paraíba, with 500 students.
Acquisition of FARGS in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, with 1,100 students.
Acquisition of UNIUOL in João Pessoa, Paraíba with 300 students.
2012
2013
Primary and secondary public offering of common shares issued by the Company, comprising 3,614,913 shares sold by Private Equity Partners C, LLC and GPCP4, and 14,687,100 shares issued by the Company, at R$42.00 per share, totaling R$768.7 million.
Acquisition of FACITEC, ASSESC and UniSeb;
Split of Company’s Shares at the ratio of one existing share to three shares.
2013
2014
UniSeb Acquisition Approval by CADE
Acquisition of Faculdade LITERATUS in Manaus with 4,800 students
Acquisition of Faculdade IESAM in Belém, Pará with 4,500 students
Acquisition of Faculdade CEUT in Teresina, Piauí with 3,700 students
2014
2015
Acquisition of Faculdade Nossa Cidade, in São Paulo, with 8,700 students
Acquisition of Faculdade de Castanhal, in Pará, with 2,700 students
45 on-campus support centers accredited to provide post-secondary distance learning courses
2015
2016
Aquisition of Faculdades Unidas Feira de Santana (FUFS), in Feira de Santana, Bahia, with 1,500 students.
Significant qualitative growth in general indicators according to ENADE’s 2015 results.
2016
Education Network