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Educational publisher Pearson has issued a trading update for the full year 2017, in which it expects operating profits to be around £600 million to £605 million.
Investment bank Houlihan Lokey (HL) has acquired London-based advisory firm Quayle Munro.
Global school operator Inspired has acquired the Blue Valley School (BVS) in Costa Rica for an undisclosed sum.
Education group Global University Systems (GUS) has acquired the London College of Create Media (LCCM) for an undisclosed sum.
Construction firm Carillion has entered liquidation after talks between the firm, lenders and the government failed to reach a deal.
Online English language learning company DadaABC has raised $100 million (£73.2 million) in a Series C funding round led by Tiger Global Management and TAL Education.
Malaysia’s state-owned private equity firm Ekuinas has sold APIIT Education Group to a joint venture owned by its existing management team and KV Asia Capital for $180 million (£132 million).
English language learning firm Ellevation has raised more than $10 million (£7.4 million) in a Series B funding round led by Reach Capital.
The benefits of international students coming to the UK are 10 times greater than the cost of hosting them, a new report by the Higher Education and Policy Institute has revealed.
Online coding school Thinkful has raised $9.6 million (£7.1 million) in a Series A round led by Owl Ventures while Tribeca Venture Partners also participated.

Bibliotech is an online textbook service providing students all the books they need for a small fee. Founder Tao Mantaras tells us more

Artificial intelligence has real possibilities to transform education, but this is not without challenges. Cath Everett investigates

Chinese Tutoring platform Hujiang is the first online education company to get the ‘unicorn’ status. At the World Innovation Summit for Education, founder Arnold Fu tells us more

Demands on existing models of student finance are provoking interest in alternatives. Julian Hall investigates a diversifying and innovative market

Demand for higher education in Asia is massive, but massification presents both challenges and opportunities. James Croft reports on president of National University of Singapore Professor Tan Chorh-Chua’s Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) annual lecture 2017

There is a real opportunity for the UK and Australia to establish new and lucrative trade agreements. Tony Mitchener untangles the complexities for UK education companies

English-speaking expatriates, even at the executive-level, are losing their premium. Charles Robinson, development director at International Schools Partnership, considers the gains and losses

Restrictive regulations and inefficient government bureaucracy rank among the most problematic factors for doing business in the MENA region, and the UAE is no exception, finds Ross Barfoot, partner and global head of education at Clyde & Co

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Britain | predictions 2018

Looking ahead to 2018, James Croft asks some of the country's leading consultants and advisors for their outlook on the market

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Britain | Michael Barber profile

Michael Barber has big ambitions for England's higher education sector as chair of new regulatory body Office for Students. At the World Innovation Summit for Education, he tells Kirsten Noben more about his plans

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Britain | Unsustainable multiples?

Concern is mounting in the sector about rising multiples on sales of education assets. Kirsten Noben investigates whether the trend is justified

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William Clarence Education
Education consultancy William Clarence Education has appointed Ian Hunt and Robin Badham-Thornhill to its international team of advisors. Continue reading...
Unite Group
Student accommodation company Unite Group has appointed Ross Paterson as non-executive director. Continue reading...
Tyton Partners
Advisory firm Tyton Partners has appointed Trace Urdan as managing director to be based in San Francisco. Continue reading...
Trilogy Education Services
Software training firm Trilogy Education Services has appointed Diane Morgan as global managing director. Continue reading...
Ed tech firm Promethean announced that Ravi Angadi is joining as chief products and strategy officer. Continue reading...

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global | United Arab Emirates

Restrictive regulations and inefficient government bureaucracy rank among the most problematic factors for doing business in the MENA region, and the UAE is no exception, finds Ross Barfoot, partner and global head of education at Clyde & Co