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Arena REIT announced it intends to raise A$55 million (£29.9 million) to help fund the acquisition of 11 new centres.
PwC has been mandated to sell Safety Media, a health and safety e-learning provider, EducationInvestor Global can exclusively reveal.
First-time buyer John Keeling has purchased former childcare setting Polly’s Day Nursery in Biddulph, Staffordshire, in a sale led by Redwoods Dowling Kerr, a healthcare- and childcare-focused real estate agency.
Student housing provider Urbanest has announced plans to sell its Australian accommodation platform, with M3 Capital Partners mandated to facilitate the deal.
GEMS-owned Bellevue Education has acquired Farlington School in West Sussex, England, bringing the group’s total number of European sites to 21.
Nursery group Just Childcare has secured a multi-million-pound injection from Allied Irish Bank to support its acquisition strategy.
Early childcare education franchise MUSE Global is actively seeking new partners as it looks to expand into the United Arab Emirates and India.
Support Education Group (SEG) is closing in on Judicium Education, the school support services provider brought to market in August last year, EducationInvestor Global can exclusively reveal.
Struggling Hadlow College in Kent has requested to be put into educational administration, in the first application of its kind in the UK, following financial difficulties and ongoing investigation.
Hong Kong-based international education management company Full Circle Education Group has acquired summer course provider Our World English Schools.

Instructional content platform Newsela recently raised $50 million in a Series C funding round, which saw the firm tap capital from TCV, a backer of Netflix and Spotify. Chief executive Aimee Fearon outlines the firm’s ongoing growth strategy

Demand for international education is surging among Chinese families. But as they expand apace, can bilingual schools hire enough quality Western teachers to deliver it, asks Josh O’Neill

The publisher of a prominent Japanese newspaper is building a super-premium ‘European-style’ boarding school in Japan’s Chugoku mountain range. But considering the country’s aging population and the school’s eye-watering fees, is there room in the market for such an offering, asks Simone Rensch

Dubai is thawing out school fees less than a year after its education watchdog froze them in a move that scuppered many private schools’ budgeting plans. Simone Rensch considers what the regulatory U-turn means for the market

Two years on from the rollout of the UK apprenticeship levy, a new report forecasts that 2018/19 will see the highest number of apprenticeship starts of the past half-decade. It should not be taken at face value, writes Josh O’Neill

Higher education institutions around the world are looking to increase stability through revenue diversification. Chinmay Jhaveri and Ashwin Assomull of L.E.K. Consulting explore how the world’s leading universities are tackling the challenge, and what it could mean for the private sector

Online university newcomer Nexford has lofty ambitions to onboard 30,000 students by 2022. Its chief executive tells Josh O’Neill why snatching business from well-established players isn’t part of the plan

Rajay Naik jumped from Keypath to Study Group in February, the same month that French private equity group Ardian took control of the prominent pathway provider. The man of the moment tells Josh O’Neill how he plans to move the industry needle

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Times Higher Education, TES Global and their new private equity parents talk to Josh O'Neill about the benefits of a carve-out, and why the firms' parting of ways is good news for stakeholders

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Europe | UK early years

A co-founder of Nord Anglia plans to rapidly scale his UK-based early years business Just Childcare, but he won't be casting a net into international waters anytime soon, he tells Josh O'Neill

Middle East | Dubai SEN regulations

Consultant Beatrice Cernuta spent four years launching special needs settings in Dubai before returning to EY-Parthenon. She speaks with Josh O’Neill about how the emirate's private schools should approach new regulations requiring them to cater to special needs students by 2020