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01/06/2020
Juniper Education, a private equity-backed school services provider, has acquired Pupil Asset, a UK-based management information system (MIS) provider to 900 UK primary schools – its third acquisition this year.
01/06/2020
Cengage has acquired the higher education unit of its Canadian distribution partner Nelson, just weeks after it cancelled a tie-up with rival McGraw-Hill that would have formed the US’s second-largest publisher.
01/06/2020
PwC has acquired a near 50% stake in a German “business school for the digital age”, whose aim is to better prepare senior executives for technology-enabled careers.
01/06/2020
LLR Partners, a private equity firm, has invested in TrueLearn, a provider of online test preparation and data analytics to education, training and healthcare institutions.
29/05/2020
Silverfleet Capital will retain ownership of Lifetime Training for up to three years after abandoning a sale of the apprenticeship provider whose revenues have been decimated by the pandemic, EducationInvestor Global can exclusively reveal.
28/05/2020
Investment in UK-based digital education companies surged 91% between 2018 and last year, new figures show, solidifying the country’s position as one of Europe’s fastest-growing ed tech markets.
28/05/2020
Kide Science, a Finland-based developer of educational products aimed at young children, raised €1.5 million in a seed round, as investors saw strong potential in ed tech’s ability to navigate the Covid-19 pandemic.
26/05/2020
London-listed Myanmar Strategic Holdings is to acquire Wall Street English Vietnam from Verlinvest, despite the financial havoc that Covid-19 pandemic has wreaked on English-language tuition (ELT) providers globally.
26/05/2020
London-based ed tech BibliU has raised $10 million in a Series A funding round, underscoring continued interest among investors in a sector for which Covid-19 has, in many respects, been a boon.
26/05/2020
The US higher education sector “will lose at least” $3 billion as a result of the coronavirus crisis, a national association has warned, with losses driven mainly by tumbling international enrolments across the country.

The question is not if, but when, writes Josh O’Neill on the back of an EducationInvestor Global webinar

To find the future of international education in China, one doesn’t have to look far, writes Philipp Ortner, managing director of Chengdu-based Elite Education Consulting

The UK higher education sector is bracing for a multibillion-pound loss come September, when a sharp fall in international student enrolments caused by Covid-19 will wreak havoc on universities’ finances. With a spate of potential mergers looming, Josh O’Neill wonders if it is time for the sector to think small – and agile

International investors with eyes on Egypt’s booming international K12 sector are jittery after government introduced a new decree capping foreign ownership of schools at 20%. Have authorities poured too much cold water on a hot market, asks Josh O’Neill

The Covid-19 pandemic has thrown the UK education sector into a state of flux, as providers face a cash crunch that could prove fatal for some. Deal flow has dried up, and buyout houses with hundreds of millions of pounds invested in the market are bracing for widespread losses, writes Josh O’Neill

As the number of outbound students seeking an education abroad rises every year, data indicates that the majority of this population comprises Chinese students. How can universities reduce their dependence on a single country as the biggest driver of growth in international student numbers? Ashwin Assomull and Sudeep Laad of L.E.K. Consulting highlight how India and other nascent markets offer promising potential and a means to safeguard enrolment rates for universities

Ed tech platforms are bridging a crucial gap between educators and learners amid widespread global closures that have severely disrupted brick-and-mortar providers. A surge in uptake of online education will outlast the Covid-19 pandemic, writes James Local, managing director at investment bank Houlihan Lokey, who foresees significant long-term wins that should accelerate growth and investment in the sector

The global pathways industry is a staid one in which face-to-face delivery models have remained largely unchanged for nearly three decades. But since international travel bans have stemmed flows of foreign students, the sector is in dire need of disruption from online providers, argue Abhinav Mital and Amit Garga, co-founders of LINC Education




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UK | Private equity investment

The Covid-19 pandemic has thrown the UK education sector into a state of flux, as providers face a cash crunch that could prove fatal for some. Deal flow has dried up, and buyout houses with hundreds of millions of pounds invested in the market are bracing for widespread losses, writes Josh O'Neill
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Middle East & Africa | Foreign direct investment

International investors with eyes on Egypt's booming international K12 sector are jittery after government introduced a new decree capping foreign ownership of schools at 20%. Have authorities poured too much cold water on a hot market, asks Josh O'Neill
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Global | Industry voice

The global pathways industry is a staid one in which face-to-face delivery models have remained largely unchanged for nearly three decades. But since international travel bans have stemmed flows of foreign students, the sector is in dire need of disruption from online providers, argue Abhinav Mital and Amit Garga, co-founders of LINC Education
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Global | Leadership lunch

Josh O'Neill breaks bread with Harry Hortyn and Robert Phipps, co-founders of Oxford Summer Courses, the UK's fastest-growing education organisation, who argue that two heads are better than one when it comes to running their business
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