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China: Ed tech platform nets $400m in Series E

Huohua Siwei has raised $400 million in a Series E funding round in which it ...
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US: Ridgemont Equity Partners invests in education software provider

Ridgemont Equity Partners has invested in Softdocs, an enterprise content management software provider for the ...
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US: Montessori schools network acquires learning management system

Higher Ground Education, a network of Montessori schools, has acquired Altitude Learning’s learning management system.
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Australia: 3PL agrees tie-up with Blake to form listed ed tech giant

Australia-listed 3P Learning has agreed to merge with Blake, an e-learning company, in a transaction ...
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India: Online-learning platform Udayy raises $2.5m

Gurgaon-based children’s online learning platform Udayy has raised $2.5 million in seed funding led by ...
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China: Ed tech platform Jiliguala raises $100m in Series C

Online English learning platform Jiliguala has raised almost $100 million in a Series C funding ...
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Exclusive: US investment bank to juggle sale of Circus Street

An investment bank is preparing online training provider Circus Street for auction, EducationInvestor Global can ...
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Exclusive: Irish ed tech to explore sale after lockdowns trigger explosive growth

The owners of Shaw Academy have instructed bankers to kick off a sale of the ...
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Canada: Prodigy Education raises C$159 million in Series B funding

Prodigy Education has completed a C$159 million (approximately £91.9 million) Series B funding round led ...
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Canada: PressReader expands into e-learning and acquires Evident Point Software

Digital newspaper distribution and technology company PressReader is expanding into the e-learning market acquiring Evident ...
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US: TeachTown secures investment from Bain Capital Double Impact

TeachTown, a provider of evidence-based education curriculum software for students with special needs, has received ...
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India: Byju’s agrees $1bn takeover of test-prep provider

Byju’s has inked a $1 billion deal to acquire Aakash Educational Services, a test-prep provider, ...
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US: Frontline Education acquires student forecasting specialist

Frontline Education, a portfolio company of Thoma Bravo, has acquired Forecast5 Analytics from Riverwood Capital ...
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UK: Juniper Education announces £60m refinancing to fund further acquisitions

Juniper Education, a Horizon Capital-backed education software company, has undertaken a significant refinancing with debt ...
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UK: Wiley acquires open access publishing house in $300m deal

Global publishing company John Wiley & Sons has acquired Hindawi, a London-based publishing house for ...
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India: ICICI Bank acquires stake in Myclassboard Educational Solutions

Private sector lender ICICI Bank has acquired a 9.09% stake in ed tech platform Myclassboard ...
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Egypt: Ed tech start-up Akhdar secures funding

Ed tech start-up, Akhdar has received a six-figure US dollar investment from EdVentures, an Egypt-based ...
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India: Unacademy acquires NeoStencil

Bengaluru-based learning platform Unacademy has acquired NeoStencil India, its sixth acquisition of 2020
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The Netherlands: NPM Capital acquires Futurewhiz – parent of Squla, WRTS and Scoyo

NPM Capital, an Amsterdam-based investment company focused on medium to large-sized Benelux companies, has acquired ...
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Netherlands: KKR sells two Dutch student accommodation assets for €190m

Global investment firm KKR has sold two major student housing developments in the Netherlands for ...
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Toddle acquires Care for Kids to create Australia’s largest childcare search platform.

Australian childcare centre search and comparison platform Toddle has acquired childcare platform, Care for Kids.
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India: Ed tech giant upGrad acquires recruitment firm

Ed tech start-up upGrad has acquired recruitment and staffing solutions firm Rekrut India,
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UK: Five Arrows invests in Texthelp

Paris-headquartered Five Arrows, the private equity arm of Rothschild & Co, has made a significant ...
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US: Instructure to acquire K12 assessment and analytics company

Salt Lake City-based ed tech Instructure is acquiring K12 assessment and analytics company Certica Solutions, ...
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Return of the SPAC: IBIS Capital floats new blank-cheque company

IBIS Capital, the boutique investment bank, has floated its second special purpose acquisition vehicle (SPAC) ...
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US: Fraud-accused Chinese ed tech raises $870m in private placement

A Chinese online tutoring company under investigation in the US over fraud allegations has announced ...
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India: Lead School acquires student assessment platform QuizNext

Mumbai-based ed tech Lead School has acquired QuizNext for an undisclosed amount.
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UK: Learning Technologies Group acquires Moodle-based LMS provider

Brighton-based e-learning services company Learning Technologies Group has acquired eThink Education, a provider of Moodle-based ...
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Exclusive: KKR-backed trade buyer acquires iHASCO

iHASCO, the health and safety e-learning provider brought to market earlier this year, has been ...
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US: HES Facilities announces acquisition

Knoxville, Tennessee-based HES Facilities, which provides facilities services to the K12 and higher education sector, ...
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Brazil: Arco Platform reports narrowing losses and increased revenue

Arco Platform, an educational software company that offers technology, services, and content from kindergarten to ...
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Hungary: Early learning start-up Bookr Kids raises €4m in funding

Early learning reading company Bookr Kids has raised €2 million in new funding and a ...
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US: Frontline Education acquires K12 software provider in Texas

Malvern, Pensylvania-headquartered Frontline Education, a provider of K12 school administration software, has acquired Texas-based K12 ...
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US: Achieve3000 acquires teachers’ professional development platform

Blended learning literacy platform Achieve3000 has acquired Teachonomy, a platform providing professional development for teachers.
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US: EducationDynamics acquires higher education portal

Higher education marketing and enrolment management services company EducationDynamics has acquired higher education portal ClassesUSA ...
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India: Unacademy Group raises finance from Tiger Global and Dragoneer

Bengaluru-based learning platform Unacademy has raised an investment round from Tiger Global Management and Dragoneer ...
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US: Symphony Technology Group acquires educational video platform

Palo Alto-based private equity firm Symphony Technology Group (STG) has acquired Warpwire, an educational video ...
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India: Stones2Milestones secures $2.5m and acquires MultiStory Learning

Delhi-based Stones2Milestones has closed a bridge round of $2.5 million and then acquired MultiStory Learning, ...
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India: Byju’s raises $200m in new funding

Bengaluru-based ed tech decacorn Byju's has closed a $200 million round of funding.
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Ukraine: AllRight raises $5m to develop online English lessons

AllRight, a Ukrainian cross-platform online English school for children, has raised $5 million in a ...
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India: upGrad acquires test preparation company The Gate Academy

Mumbai-based ed tech upGrad has acquired test preparation firm The Gate Academy for an undisclosed ...
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Estonia: Kahoot! acquires language-learning platform for $31m

Oslo-based learning platform company Kahoot! has acquired the Drops language learning platform, headquartered in the ...
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US: Duolingo raises $35m in Series H

Language-learning platform Duolingo has raised $35 million in a Series H funding round from Durable ...
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US: Noodle acquires online programme manager

New York-based Noodle, which helps US universities create online and hybrid programmes, has acquired online ...
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UK: Online Education Services acquires majority stake in learning design company

Australia’s Online Education Services (OES) has acquired a majority stake in London-based online learning design ...
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UK: Juniper buys data analytics firm Sisra in fifth acquisition this year

Juniper Education today announced the acquisition of Sisra, which provides secondary schools, academies and trusts ...
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US: Encantos raises $3.2m and makes two senior hires

Ed tech company Encantos, which helps children learn through digital and physical play, has closed ...
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US: Udemy raises $50m in Series F financing at $3.25bn valuation

San Francisco-based online education company Udemy has raised $50 million at a $3.25 billion pre-money ...
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Exclusive: FPE Capital instructs bank to sell online assessment platform

Private equity house FPE Capital has hired bankers to sell its stake in Questionmark, the ...
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China: Ed tech firm looks to raise $100m in US flotation

Beijing-based ed tech company 17 Education and Technology is seeking to raise $100 million in ...
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US: Boxlight’s losses widen as revenue contracts

Boxlight Corporation, which provides technology solutions to education companies, has reported a third-quarter 2020 net ...
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US: University of Arizona acquires online institution from Zovio

Independent non-profit Arizona corporation, The University of Arizona Global Campus, is acquiring online institution Ashford ...
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US: Newly merged tech trio acquires software provider

Higher education solutions provider Anthology has acquired xRM.com’s Foundation and Matching software solutions – Anthology’s ...
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India: NSE Academy acquires majority stake in deep tech education firm

Ed tech company NSE Academy today acquired deep tech education firm TalentSprint,
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US: Cengage pivots to profit as revenue declines

Ed tech company Cengage has announced net income of $21.6 million for the second quarter ...
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UK: ‘Spotify for textbooks’ close to landing multimillion-pound funding

London-based ed tech start-up Perlego is close to raising a multimillion pound funding round led ...
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Australia: Education booking platform acquires agency-management software provider

Edvisor a Vancouver-based booking platform for education agencies has acquired EducationLink which provides education software ...
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US: Education software companies merge

Wilmington, North Carolina-based EMS Linq, which provides administrative software for K12 departments, districts and states, ...
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Canada: Docebo narrows losses as share price climbs 220% YTD

Toronto-based software-as-a-service learning management system Docebo has announced a net loss of US$1.2 million.
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China: ATA Creativity Global announces profit and increased enrolment

ATA Creativity Global, the Beijing-based educational experiences and services company, has announced third-quarter 2020 net ...
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Australia: Byju’s tables unsolicited bid for 3P Learning, throwing agreed takeover into flux

3P Learning, the Australia-listed ed tech, has received a takeover offer from Indian online tutoring ...
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US: Cornerstone OnDemand reports widening losses against increased revenue

Cornerstone OnDemand, a global cloud-based learning and people development software company, has announced a net ...
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Singapore: Ed tech start-up LingoAce raises $6m led by Sequoia India

Chinese language learning platform LingoAce has raised $6 million in a Series A+ round led ...
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South Africa: St Stithians to launch online school with Valenture Institute

St Stithians, a South African private school, is partnering with native ed tech Valenture Institute ...
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UK: Huddersfield student housing units expected to fetch £20m

A property magnate in Huddersfield, England, has put two student accommodation complexes up for sale ...
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US: Udacity secures $75m of debt after becoming ‘cash flow positive’

Udacity, the US-based online course provider, has taken on $75 million of debt from Hercules ...
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Italy: M&G to finance €62m student housing development

M&G Real Estate is bankrolling a €62.1 million student accommodation development in Bologna, Italy, from ...
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US: New Spring Capital invests in online-learning platform

Venture capital firm New Spring Capital has invested an undisclosed amount into Skillshare, a New ...
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Kenya: Tech incubator buys digital content provider

iHub Kenya, a technology incubator and accelerator based in Nairobi owned by Co-creation Hub (CcHUB), ...
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UK: Educational suppliers drop £50m merger amid competition probe

Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation (YPO) has abandoned its proposed deal with Findel Education after the Competition ...
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US: Private equity-owned PowerSchool acquires school analytics provider

PowerSchool has acquired Hoonuit, a K12 analytics and data management company, which has been deployed by 12 ...
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US: Discovery Education acquires resource provider

Discovery Education, which provides curriculum-aligned digital resources and professional learning for primary and secondary schools, ...
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US: Chegg reports Q3 loss as R&D and marketing spend eats into margins

Online textbook retailer Chegg has reported a net loss of $37.1 million for the third ...
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UK: Cambridge University Press to merge with Cambridge Assessment

Printing and publishing house Cambridge University Press is merging with Cambridge Assessment, which creates and ...
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Israel: Course Hero acquires mathematics ed tech Symbolab

Course Hero, an online learning platform for course-specific study resources based in California, has acquired ...
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UK: Online tutoring start-up raises £560,000 in over-subscribed round

London-based ed tech start-up Sophia Technologies says it has exceeded its £300,000 investment target – ...
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US: K12 Inc boosted by pandemic-driven profit and revenue increase

K12 Inc, an education company that sells online schooling and curricula for pre-K through to ...
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UK: UCAS acquires app to attract international postgraduate students

The UK’s university admissions service UCAS has acquired MO University Assistant, a multi-language mobile app ...
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China: Online growth boosts worlds largest listed education company

TAL Education Group, the Beijing-based after-school tuition provider, has reported net income of $15 million ...
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US: HarbourVest invests in ed tech Finalsite

HarbourVest Partners, a private markets asset manager based in Boston, has acquired a significant minority ...
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US: Carnegie Learning changes hands in private equity takeover

Madison Dearborn Partners, a private equity firm based in Chicago, has acquired a majority stake ...
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US: Turnitin expands assessment offering with acquisition

Turnitin, an Oakland, California-based company that provides plagiarism detection technology and writing tools for the K12 ...
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Ireland: Summit Partners takes minority stake in LMS for $56m

Global growth equity firm Summit Partners has made a $56 million minority investment into LearnUpon, ...
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UK: Online ELT provider buys brick-and-mortar business

Online English-language school TopUp Learning has acquired Tti School of English in London, The Pie News has ...
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US: Student housing operator acquires complex alongside private equity fund

Student housing owner-operator The Preiss Company (TPCO) and Crow Holdings Capital, a private equity fund, ...
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US: Jacksonville Uni picks Balfour Beatty to build new basketball centre

Jacksonville University (JU) in Florida has appointed Balfour Beatty to construct its new Basketball Performance ...
3 months
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Canada: Maths-learning platform raises £13.5m in Series A

Mathematics learning platform Knowledgehook has raised £13.5 million in Series A equity funding, led by ...
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AnaCap Financial Partners enters India’s education market through JV

Mid-market private equity investor AnaCap Financial Partners has made its first investment in India following ...
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IRIS Software Group acquires iSAMS, confirming EducationInvestor Global exclusive

Private equity-owned school software supplier IRIS Software Group today announced it has acquired iSAMS, the management ...
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US: Text-message learning platform raises $1.9m in seed funding

Arist, a text-message learning platform, has raised $1.9m from Acadian Ventures, Global Founders Capital and ...
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UK: Competition watchdog could block YPO’s £50m takeover of Findel

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has provisionally found that Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation’s anticipated purchase ...
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India: NoPaperForms acquires schools application platform

Info Edge-backed NoPaperForms, which operates an enrolment automation platform, has acquired schools-focused admission firm Intelliadmissions ...
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Dubai-based buyout group joins New York ed tech’s Series C

Dubai-based Amanat Holdings, the Gulf Cooperation Council’s largest education and healthcare investment company, has made ...
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Finnish media giant buys Spanish K12 content provider for €465m

Helsinki-based media company Sanoma is acquiring Santillana Spain, a provider of K12 learning materials, from ...
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UK: Pre-school ed tech buys Curious World, as appetite for deals deepens

London-based pre-school educational platform Hopster has acquired Curious World, which provides the Curious George-branded learning ...
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Rosetta Stone acquired by Veritas Capital-owned Cambium Learning

Cambium Learning Group, a provider of digital education solutions and professional learning services, and a ...
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Exclusive: Levine Leichtman exploring €80m early exit of edutainment provider

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners (LLCP) is selling a Dutch education firm it acquired just two ...
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US: Venture capitalists pour $2.3m into Fiveable

Ed tech platform Fiveable has secured $2.3 million in funding led by BBG Ventures, with ...
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Brighteye Ventures raises $46m for European ed tech bets

Ed tech venture capital fund Brighteye Ventures has announced the €46 million first close of ...
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Skillsoft and Global Knowledge acquired in $1.5bn reverse merger

A special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) is acquiring recently bankrupted ed tech Skillsoft and IT ...

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