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K12 Inc, an education company that sells online schooling and curricula for pre-K through to high school students, has reported net income of $24.5 million for its 2020 fiscal year.
Skillshare, an online learning community for creative subjects, has raised $66 million in a funding round led by Omers Growth Equity.
Bright Horizons has acquired Sittercity, an online marketplace connecting families and caregivers.
New Oriental Education & Technology group is reportedly eyeing a second listing in Hong Kong that would raise at least $1 billion as regulatory scrutiny in New York, where its shares are listed, intensifies.
Ed tech start-up BibliU has raised £500,000 as part of a Series A extension funding round, supported by angel investment platform Angel Investment Network.
American Public Education has reported second-quarter 2020 net income of $6.7 million, up from net income of $4.9 million reported for Q2 2019.
Indian education decacorn Byju’s has acquired Munbai-based ed tech start-up WhiteHat Jr. for $300 million in an all-cash deal, Tech Crunch has reported.
Back2Work Complete Training has instructed corporate financiers to find a new minority investor in the pre-employment training provider through an equity sale that could soon close, EducationInvestor Global can reveal.
For-profit post-secondary higher education provider Perdoceo, formerly known as Career Education Corporation, has reported second-quarter 2020 net income of $28.2 million.
Educational financial services, life assurance and pensions company Horace Mann Educators Corporation has reported second-quarter 2020 net income of $730,000.

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

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

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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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