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The Lind Partners has invested $22 million in Boxlight Corporation, a provider of interactive technology solutions for the global education market.
Capza has realised the first investment of its Capza 5 Flex Equity fund by acquiring a majority stake in IMF, an online business school in Spain.
Social housing provider Acis Group has acquired training provider Riverside Training based in Gainsborough in Lincolnshire from Stallard Kane Associates.
Shanghai-based financial courses provider Golden Education has raised an undisclosed amount of funding in a round led by Chinese conglomerate Tencent Holdings.
Investment in India’s ed tech market has increased almost fourfold to $1.5 billion in the first nine months of this year compared to last year, as the pandemic continues to spike the demand for online learning.
The founder of Blackboard, the virtual learning management system, has launched ClassEDU, which is designed to improve learning delivered via the popular video-conferencing platform Zoom.
Byju’s, the world’s biggest private ed tech, has seen its valuation jump by $300 million in less than a fortnight after winning new investment from BlackRock, Sands Capital and Alkeon Capital.
Papa, which pairs older adults and families with college students for companionship and assistance with everyday tasks, has raised an additional $18 million for its Series B round.
​CBPE Capital has commenced exclusive talks to acquire a minority stake in a company formed by a merger of Arbor Education and The Key, two UK school management information system (MIS) providers, EducationInvestor Global can reveal.
Mama Bear’s Day Nursery and Pre-School group has appointed Chris Marston as commercial director.

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

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

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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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