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23/09/2019
Vancouver-based China Education Resources announced net income of C$423,500 (£257,750) for the second quarter of 2019.
23/09/2019
CodeCombat has closed a $6 million Series A round of funding led by Veronica Wu from Hone Capital, with participation from Andreessen Horowitz, Extol Capital, and OceanOne Capital.
23/09/2019
EMS LINQ has acquired SchoolFinance of Optimal Solutions, a financial management system for K12 schools.
23/09/2019
An operator of several post-secondary schools will pay $30 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it used misleading sales leads.
23/09/2019
Orbital Education has received a minority investment from London-based investor BGF.
23/09/2019
Navis Capital Partners has begun a sale process Modern Star, the education supplier it acquired in 2014.
23/09/2019
Albireo Energy has acquired Environmental Energy Corp, a provider of energy management systems for higher education and large commercial buildings.
23/09/2019
Kuala Lumpur-based MAA Group has proposed to buy a 90% equity interest in Scholastic IB International for 27 million ringgit (£5.2 million) in cash.
23/09/2019
Chengfeng Higher Education has announced that Top Education Development has conditionally agreed to purchase an 85% stake in Sydney-based Scots English College.
23/09/2019
Harrow School Enterprises, the commercial arm of elite public school Harrow, is launching a new online school, Harrow School Online.

Like many emerging markets, Brazil is seeing a shift in its education sector, with demand for bilingual schools on the rise. Though some sectors are highly fragmented and seemingly make for compelling consolidation plays, the smartest route to market lies beyond the typical buy-and-build strategy, writes Simone Rensch

Alan Williamson joined Taaleem, the international schools operator in the United Arab Emirates, as chief executive this summer from Kings’ Education. He shares his ambitions for the school group and views on Dubai’s K12 market

Universities in countries across Africa, a continent where the majority of citizens are under the age of 25, are vying to meet a rising demand for business and management qualifications among increasingly ambitious students. Jason Mitchell scours some of their strategies

Saudi Arabia is placing billion-dollar bets on education in the hope that the private sector will help patch yawning gaps in the skillsets of its domestic workforces. The kingdom is inviting overseas operators with open arms, but why are so few taking up its offer, asks Josh O’Neill

Under mounting pressure from shrinking budgets, UK councils are increasingly tapping private investors to commercialise their education services divisions, but the multifaceted make-up of these businesses can lead to complex auctions and tedious transitions. Suitors must watch out for underlying complications and approach deals with caution, warns Josh O’Neill

Matthew Adshead and James Wilding, the proprietors and headteachers of two UK independent schools, share their thoughts on a recent anti-private schools campaign led by a faction of the Labour Party, which is calling for the nationalisation of independent schools under a proposed National Education Service

In the first of two exclusive interviews, Aatif Hassan, founder and chairman of UK schools groups Cavendish and Dukes, tells Josh O’Neill why he’s mixing business with pleasure in a bid to redefine the rules around specialist education

This summer, an agreement between Morocco and the UK making it easier for British institutions to set up shop in the North African nation, where demand for multi-lingual private schooling is high, came into force. Simone Rensch enters a cave of unexplored opportunity in the kingdom




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Europe | Specialist education

In the first of two exclusive interviews, Aatif Hassan, founder and chairman of UK schools groups Cavendish and Dukes, tells Josh O'Neill why he's mixing business with pleasure in a bid to redefine the rules around specialist education
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Middle East & Africa | Saudi Arabia K12

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Under mounting pressure from shrinking budgets, UK councils are increasingly tapping private investors to commercialise their education services divisions, but the multifaceted make-up of these businesses can lead to complex auctions and tedious transitions. Suitors must watch out for underlying complications and approach deals with caution, warns Josh O'Neill
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