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WeWork, the shared office space provider, has divested two of its education businesses in recent weeks.
Honoris United Universities, the pan-African higher education group backed by private equity firm Actis, has acquired Nile University Nigeria, expanding into West Africa.
Indian start-up Byju’s has become ed tech’s first ‘decacorn’ as its valuation reached $10.5 billion after securing fresh investment from Bond, the first female-founded venture capital fund.
Ratings agency Moody’s has cheered the UK higher education sector’s “resilience” to Covid-19, after universities recorded 1% growth in acceptance of undergraduates despite the worst pandemic in generations.
Brazil-based distance education provider Uniasselvi has confidentially filed with Wall Street’s watchdog to list in the US, according to Reuters.
The world’s largest education company now derives nearly a fifth of its revenues from digital courses, compared to just 7% two years ago, evidencing the growing importance of online tuition in centre-based providers’ business models.
China-based New Oriental, a $21 billion after-school tuition provider listed in New York, has announced that it will raise $300 million of debt via Hong Kong’s stock exchange.
Beijing-headquartered online tutoring firm Zuoyebang has raised $750 million in fresh financing as investors continue to rain money onto Asia’s booming ed tech sector.
The owners of iHASCO, a UK-based health and safety e-training provider, have appointed advisors to sell the business, EducationInvestor Global can reveal.
GEMS Education, the United Arab Emirates’ largest for-profit school group, has closed one of its institutions in Dubai due to the economic impact of Covid-19.

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

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

Emma Cleugh, partner at global property consultancy Knight Frank, offers advice to schools and universities across the UK on how to unlock value in educational buildings amid the coronavirus crisis, and why operators and investors should start planning now for the post-pandemic world.

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

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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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