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Global publishing company John Wiley & Sons has announced the death earlier this month of board member William (Bill) Pence.
MentorWorks Education Capital, which offers income share agreements and career development to college students has raised $1.25 million in a round led by New U Venture Partners.
Outschool a marketplace of live online classes has blogged that it has raised raised an additional $45 million in Series B funding in a round led by Lightspeed Ventures.
Early years new entrant Ann Education has acquired A Step Ahead Nurseries, a group of six settings in West Sussex, which together cater to 312 children.
Australian online tutoring provider Cluey Learning is weighing an initial public offering on its domestic bourse as it moves to capitalise on a surging demand for distance learning spurred by the pandemic.
Private schools network Basis Independent Schools is expanding to four campuses in New York City.
Keppel Capital Holdings has announced it has raised more than half of its target commitments for its $500 million Keppel Education Asset Fund.
SketchyMedical, an online education company that teaches complex concepts through visual memory techniques, has received a majority-stake investment from TCG.
Hags, a start-up which enabled high school students to sign their friends’ yearbooks through Snapchat has announced seed funding led by GV.
Toccoa, Georgia-based Galaxy Next Generation, an interactive learning technology company, says it will acquire of Classroom Technology Solutions by mid-October.

When Steve Brown joined Nelson four years ago, he had a voracious appetite for disruption. He tells Josh O’Neill how he dragged the sleepy Canadian publisher into the digital age and why it withdrew from a ‘race to the bottom’ in higher education

Chinese companies listed in New York have for too long managed to avoid the gaze of US auditors. It is time for them to play by America’s accounting rules, writes Josh O'Neill

Both countries are veritable hotbeds for ed tech fundraising. Their e-learning unicorns have chalked up big wins amid Covid-19. China is the brighter star, but Indian ed techs are catching up – and investors should pay close attention, writes Josh O’Neill

Kate Shand, Business Women in Education founding member and chief executive of Enjoy Education, which she founded, offers her experience of scaling a start-up and explains why challenging the status quo is imperative to growing a business

Deals are once again flowing in the education sector and big transactions are making it over the line. But at what cost, asks Josh O'Neill

Ashwin Assomull, partner, L.E.K. Consulting, dissects his organisation’s latest report, commissioned by Jacobs Foundation, which examines how independent operators across the global K12 market are patching gaps in public provision

Private equity firm RJD Partners recently bankrolled the management buyout of Improve International, a provider of training to the veterinary sector. Partner Frank Bulman discusses the deal and the impact of Covid-19 on his fund's other education and training assets

Victoria Giles, corporate finance director at Grant Thornton UK, sets out the driving forces behind consolidation in the e-learning market, for which the Covid-19 pandemic has been a boon

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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

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


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

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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