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03/08/2020
TAL Education Group, the Beijing-based after-school tuition provider, has reported net income of $81.65 million for the first quarter of its 2021 fiscal year.
31/07/2020
Education technology company 2U has reported a net loss of $66.2 million for the second quarter of 2020, which compares to a net loss of $28 million reported for Q2 2019.
31/07/2020
London-based Moonbug Entertainment has acquired two of the world's most successful children’s programmes.
31/07/2020
Toppr, a Mumbai-based online learning start-up, has secured $46 million in a Series D funding round led by Foundation Holdings.
31/07/2020
Working adult education company Strategic Education has reported net income of $34.2 million for the second quarter of 2020, up from net income of $24.4 million reported for Q2 2019.
31/07/2020
The Rosalie and Harold Rae Brown Charitable Foundation has gifted $1 million to the University of Southern California’s Gould School of Law to help African-American students.
31/07/2020
British boarding schools are chartering flights from China in August to ensure international pupils can return, underscoring the private sector’s reliance on income from lucrative foreign students.
31/07/2020
The UK’s largest private pension fund, the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), has more than doubled its deficit to nearly £13 billion at a time when 13 higher education institutions are at risk of collapse.
31/07/2020
Apprenticeship starts in the UK in May were down 60% year-on-year, a statistic that will be unwelcomed by the government as it places skills training at the centre of its plan for economic recovery from Covid-19.
30/07/2020
Gabbitas, the 147-year-old London-based educational consultancy that has famously tutored members of Britain’s royal family, has been acquired by a Chinese property magnate.

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

Valuations of private school assets are set to recalibrate due to the coronavirus conundrum. But attrition will not be spread evenly across the sector, as school groups will emerge from the pandemic stronger than ever, often at the expense of stand-alone institutions, writes Josh O’Neill

Nadim Nsouli, chief executive and founder of global premium school group Inspired Education, contracted Covid-19 as he was closing the biggest deal of his company’s history. He talks to Josh O’Neill about his close encounter with the coronavirus, its impact on the company, and why there is strength in numbers amid the pandemic

Technocrats are concocting problems and convincing educators that only their technology-driven products provide the solution. Schools should be wary of wolves in sheep’s clothing, writes Joe Nutt, educational consultant and author

Educational media provider MarcoPolo Learning developed a product that reaches some 500 million households across the world. Patrick Dumas, an investor and the company’s head of business development, sets out its strategy as it looks to cap off a $15 million funding round amid a crisis that catalysed an unprecedented shift to home learning

As learning – for now – is confined largely within computer screens, the coronavirus crisis will give rise to a wave of new ed tech businesses. Investors are striving to spot the next unicorn before its valuation balloons, but how does one tell it apart from a donkey? Simone Rensch finds out

To reach unicorn status in Africa’s private education market, investors must understand fully its challenges and create innovative continent-wide solutions, writes Henry Warren, chair of African ed tech Watobe




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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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