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23/10/2019
Education technology start-up OpenLearning is to list on the Australian Securities Exchange, as the company kicks off a roadshow this week to raise A$6 million.
22/10/2019
An independent school which closed its doors earlier this year has been put up for sale – with liquidators estimating it could fetch up to £4 million.
22/10/2019
New Oriental Education & Technology Group today announced net income of $203.2 million for the first quarter of its 2020 fiscal year.
22/10/2019
Digital learning start-up Stairway Learning has raised £1 million in seed financing in a round led by venture capital firm Connect Ventures.
22/10/2019
American Campus Communities, the publicly-traded real estate investment trust that invests in dormitory housing, has reported net income of $19.3 million for the third quarter of 2019.
21/10/2019
Barnes & Noble Education today announced that Gary L June has been appointed to the newly-created role of vice-president, head of institutional services, digital student solutions
21/10/2019
Ed tech start-up Moblab announced today that the Andrew Nikou Foundation set up by entrepreneur Andrew Nikou is partnering with and investing in the company.
21/10/2019
For-profit higher education group Adtalem Global Education today announced it has signed an agreement to sell its Brazilian portfolio, Adtalem Educacional do Brasil, to YDUQS.
21/10/2019
Atlanta-based learning technology company Intellum has acquired Brighton-based Appitierre, the maker of the Evolve content authoring tool and the learning management system, Bloom.
18/10/2019
EQuest Education Group has invested in ed tech company 789.vn, an ed tech company that helps teachers digitalise exam paper preparation and grading.

The UK government is keen to help British education businesses export their offerings overseas. Minister for investment at the UK Department for International Trade, Graham Stuart, underscores the opportunities in Southeast Asia and beyond

China’s education investment landscape has faced regulatory headwinds, but one sector is bucking the trend: vocational education and skilling. Anip Sharma, Kaushik Mohan and Justin Koh of L.E.K. Consulting’s global education practice explain sector dynamics and the opportunities for operators and investors

After years of observing the opportunities in the Indian education market, global private equity firm KKR jumped at the chance to acquire a majority stake in pre-school and K12 business EuroKids International. Simone Rensch speaks to the buyout behemoth about its plans for the investment

Attendees of EducationInvestor Global’s third annual MENA event in Dubai last month explored the shifting sands of the region’s education landscape, headroom for growth and where new opportunities lie, writes Simone Rensch

James Tooley, professor of educational entrepreneurship and policy at the University of Buckingham, last September launched a ‘no-frills’ independent school in Durham, England, that educates pupils for less than it costs the government to fund places in state schools. In this article, he considers the scope to scale his low-cost private schooling system across the UK

While Brexit headwinds continue to unsettle many markets, the UK’s robust student housing sector stands strong, having witnessed further consolidation and rising interest from foreign investors seeking to take advantage of the discount that a devalued pound offers. But will the UK market remain attractive after its divorce from the European Union, asks Simone Rensch

Hackers are worming their way into universities’ computer systems through holes created by simplistic yet detrimental email scams, enabling them to paralyse databases entirely in some cases. Josh O’Neill considers the cost of cybercrime for educational organisations

Michael Lewis, executive chairman of Riverston Group, talks to Josh O’Neill about its ascent from a Southeast London living room to a specialist education group spanning multiple geographies – all without giving away a stake in the business




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