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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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France: Globeducate acquires British school in the Côte d´Azur

International schools group Globeducate has acquired Mougins School, a British international school for students aged ...
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Daycare (UK) acquires Staffordshire nursery

Daycare (UK) has acquired Teddys Garden Day Nursery in Leek, Northeast Staffordshire, which caters to ...
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Exclusive: Private equity-backed university group picks Rothschild to run auction

The owners of a cluster of for-profit universities in France have mandated bankers to offload ...
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Exclusive: GUS to sell minority stake worth hundreds of millions

The owner of Global University Systems (GUS) has instructed a pair of investment banks to ...
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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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UK: Bayswater Education buys educational-travel provider Eurocentres

Bayswater Education has acquired Eurocentres, an educational-travel provider launched in 1948, with centres in London, ...
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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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France: Ardian acquires a majority stake in AD Education

Paris-based private equity house Ardian has acquired a majority stake in AD Education alongside Kevin ...
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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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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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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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Spain: Investindustrial acquires vocational training provider

An independently managed investment subsidiary of Investindustrial VII L.P. has acquired a majority shareholding in ...
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Exclusive: Cognita pushes for mega-merger with ISP

Cognita and its owner have approached Partners Group around a takeover of its portfolio company ...
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UK: Far East Orchard acquires third Bristol student property for £40m

Singapore-based Far East Orchard has acquired a purpose‐built student accommodation (PBSA) property in Bristol for ...
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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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Portugal: Globeducate acquires International Preparatory School in Lisbon

Globeducate has announced that it acquired International Preparatory School (IPS) in Lisbon in October.
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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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UK: Babington acquires PeoplePlus’s apprenticeship business

Independent work-based training provider Babington is acquiring a majority share of PeoplePlus’s apprenticeship business.
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UK: Expanding MBH acquires sports education firm

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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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Exclusive: Corndel changes hands in £40m-plus sale

European private equity firm THI Investments will acquire apprenticeship and leadership training provider Corndel after ...
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UK: Alpha Plus launches low-cost hybrid independent school

Independent school provider, Alpha Plus Group is launching Portland Place Online, a hybrid online school ...
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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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UK: ICG acquires music institute from Sovereign Capital Partners

Global alternative asset manager ICG has acquired the British and Irish Modern Music Institute from ...
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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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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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Canadian firm buys Dutch flight school for €70m

Montreal-based airplane simulation and training company CAE has acquired Flight Simulation Company for approximately €70 ...
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Italy: Openjobmetis acquires controlling stake in training firm

Recruitment firm Openjobmetis has acquired 50.66% of the share capital of Lyve for € 1.1 ...
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UK: Welcome Nurseries completes two acquisitions

Welcome Nurseries, established in last year, has acquired two further settings bringing it to 15 ...
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UK: Orange Tree Day Nursery acquires Derbyshire setting

Orange Tree Day Nursery, which operates four nursery settings, has acquired Chuckle Bunnies, based in ...
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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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UK: Ashworth View Nursery owner acquires sixth setting

Edward Smethurst of Ashworth View Nursery has acquired Little Steps Day Nursery in Rochdale, Greater ...
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Sweden: Listed education company buys school operator for £16m

AcadeMedia, a publicly listed Swedish education company, has acquired RE Skolor, the owner of Swedish ...
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UK: La Maison Bleue continues its acquisition strategy

French nursery group La Maison Bleue today announced the acquisition of Sunhill Daycare Nurseries Group ...
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Exclusive: Bankers collect second-round bids for Corndel

A US-owned insurance services provider is one of two suitors that have tabled second-round bids ...
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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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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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UK: UAE ed tech acquires global leadership education firm

Dubai-based Library 21 Holdings (formerly known as Coded Minds), has acquired UK-based Inspirational Development Group, ...
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British unis face ‘significant’ financial risk as pension deficit widens, says IFS

British universities reeling from operational restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic face “significant” financial risks ...
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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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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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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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UK: Palatine confirms investment in Back2Work through Impact Fund

Palatine Private Equity has completed the sixth investment from its Impact Fund, acquiring a minority ...
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UK: Synova-backed Chatsworth acquires three Oxfordshire nurseries

Chatsworth Schools has acquired Tiny Toes Day Nurseries, three Oxfordshire settings catering for newborn 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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UK: Quo Vadis Education acquires second private school

Quo Vadis Education has acquired Conifers School in Midhurst, West Sussex, a prep school with ...
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K12 deal volume down 60% in SE Asia, but Q4 could see uptick – webinar

K12 deal volume in Southeast Asia is down 60% year-over-year, a leading transactional lawyer said ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Exclusive: Etonian entrepreneur seeking £1.2m to launch affordable private school chain

An entrepreneur whose family owns an award-winning £29,000-a-year preparatory school is on the hunt for ...
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UK: Inflexion acquires IT training firm in off-market deal

Inflexion Private Equity Partners, owner of Times Higher Education, has bought a controlling stake in ...
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Back to the future: Rajay Naik returns to online education with next-gen OPM

A company founded by a former Study Group executive has won a contract from London ...
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Kuwaiti bank and real estate fund acquire Irish student housing site for €10.3m

Real estate investor Round Hill Capital and Kuwaiti investment management company NBK Capital have acquired ...
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Norwegian ed tech raises hundreds of millions from tech bull SoftBank

Educational gaming start-up Kahoot! has completed a private placement to a subsidiary of SoftBank Group, ...
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British nursery operator continues roll-up, buying five settings

MiChild Group has acquired Childs-Play, a nursery group based in Blackpool with a combined capacity ...
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UK: Discontent over Pearson succession deepens as shareholders take aim at chair – report

Prominent shareholders in Pearson are moving to oust chair Sidney Taurel amid discontent over the ...
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US venture capital fund acquires British education IT firm

Venture capital house Strive Capital has acquired a majority stake in education-specialist Apple reseller Academia, ...
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Spain: Ed tech start-up Lingokids lands $10m in funding

Early learning skills platform Lingokids has raised $10 million in a Series B round led ...
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UK: Dyson Institute granted degree-awarding powers

British entrepreneur Sir James Dyson’s Institute of Engineering and Technology has been given the power ...
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Exclusive: IT training firm instructs bankers to run sale worth north of €70m

Fast Lane, a German IT training provider with global operations, has been put up for ...
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Altitude Learning acquires itslearning’s US business

Altitude Learning, a San Francisco-based developer of educational software (formerly known as AltSchool), has acquired ...
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Exclusive: Private equity-backed trade buyer closes in on iSAMS

A private equity-owned school software supplier is close to signing a deal to acquire iSAMS, ...
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UK apprenticeship provider acquired in MBO

Apprenticeships and adult education provider Interserve Learning and Employment (ILE) has been acquired in a ...
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Spain: International language school group goes bust

International House Eastern Spain Group of language schools will close after the Covid-19 pandemic hammered ...
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Exclusive: Private equity bidders pour cold water on price expectations for Capita ESS

Price expectations for a sale of Capita’s Education Software Solutions (ESS) unit have softened significantly ...
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UK: Chinese investor acquires six nurseries

Early years new entrant Ann Education has acquired A Step Ahead Nurseries, a group of ...
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Exclusive: Rothschild picked to steer sale of private university group

Oakley Capital and NMN Cap, the family office of Inspired Education chief executive Nadim Nsouli, ...
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UK: Boxlight acquires Sahara Presentation Systems

Lawrenceville, Georgia-based Boxlight Corporation, a provider of interactive technology solutions for the global education market, ...
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Exclusive: ISP owner mulls multibillion-euro exit of global school group

Partners Group, owner of International Schools Partnership (ISP), is weighing a partial or full exit ...
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Spain: Capza acquires online business school

Paris-based venture capital and private equity firm Capza has realised the first investment of its ...
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UK: Acis acquires Riverside Training

Social housing provider Acis Group has acquired training provider Riverside Training based in Gainsborough in ...
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Exclusive: CBPE Capital enters exclusivity for stake in newly merged school MIS provider

CBPE Capital has commenced exclusive talks to acquire a minority stake in a company formed ...
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UK: Mama Bear’s Day Nursery appoints new commercial director

Mama Bear’s Day Nursery and Pre-School group has appointed Chris Marston (pictured) as commercial director to support ...
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Norway: Kahoot steps into corporate training with acquisition of Denmark’s Actimo

Kahoot, a Norwegian e-learning platform valued at more than $2 billion, has acquired Danish start-up ...
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UK: Universities warned over digital threats as cyber-attacks rise ahead of term start

UK universities have been warned by the country’s cyber-security agency of looming threats as rising ...
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UK: Learning Curve Group appoints new chairman

Durham-based training provider Learning Curve Group has appointed former QA chief executive, William Macpherson (pictured), ...
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UK: Key Capital Partners pumps £4.2m into educational virtual-reality company

Key Capital Partners has backed Avantis Systems, an educational virtual-reality start-up, with a £4.25 million ...
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UK: Private equity-backed Juniper Education continues roll-up, acquiring FS4S

Private equity-backed school software and services provider Juniper Education has acquired FS4S, which provides schools, ...
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Exclusive: Embattled training provider Learndirect acquired by new private equity firm

Learndirect, the British training provider that nearly went bust in 2018 after having its government ...
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UK: Digital education platform Sandbox buys Teachit

Sandbox, an operating platform for digital educational products and services, has acquired teacher resource provider ...
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Ireland: Private equity-owned LRN Corporation snaps up compliance and online learning firm

Ethics and compliance education and technology company LRN Corporation, backed by US buyout house Leeds ...
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Exclusive: Another UK-based private university set to hit market later this month

The directors of a Manchester-based private university have instructed corporate financiers to explore a sale ...
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UK: Pearson braces for clash with shareholders over new chief executive’s pay package

Pearson’s succession planning risks being thrown into disarray by a flare-up between investors and the ...
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UK: Apiary Capital takes stake in further education provider, installing Boris Johnson’s brother as chair

London-based buyout firm Apiary Capital has invested in Access Creative College and appointed Jo Johnson, ...
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Germany: Buyout house Levine Leichtman bolsters European portfolio with takeover of online-learning platform

Squla, a portfolio company of private equity firm Levine Leichtman Capital Partners (LLCP), has acquired ...
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Exclusive: Private equity giants mount first-round bids for Capita ESS

Two private equity behemoths are expected to today table preliminary offers for London-listed Capita’s Education ...
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France: Klassroom raises $3m to expand overseas

Klassroom, a Paris-based company that aids parent-teacher communication in pre-kindergarten and all elementary school grades, ...
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Exclusive: BPP University to return to market as consolidation in private HE sector gathers pace

Deal-makers are preparing for the return to market of BPP University, the private institution owned ...
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Exclusive: UK private equity firm closes in on Back2Work Complete Training

A UK-based buyout house is in exclusive talks with shareholders in Back2Work Complete Training around ...
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Former Regent’s University vice-chancellor condemns Galileo’s ‘devastating’ takeover

Galileo’s acquisition of Regent’s University London, one of the UK’s biggest private non-profit universities, is ...
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