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Category: Further and Vocational Education

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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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China: Golden Education raises funding from Tencent

Shanghai-based financial courses provider Golden Education has raised an undisclosed amount of funding in a ...
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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 ...
1 month
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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 ...
1 month
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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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China: Losses mount at Sunlands Technology Group

Online post-secondary and professional education company Sunlands Online Education has reported a second-quarter net loss ...
2 months
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Views from the top: Corndel boosts enrolments and revenue despite pandemic ahead of auction launching next month, says CEO

This article is a part of a new series in which this publication extracts insights ...
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US: Perdoceo reports increased profit

For-profit post-secondary higher education provider Perdoceo, formerly known as Career Education Corporation, has reported second-quarter ...
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UK: Apprenticeship starts fall 60%, delivering blow to Treasury’s training-driven recovery plan

Apprenticeship starts in the UK in May were down 60% year-on-year, a statistic that will ...
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Exclusive: London-listed private equity group ‘frontrunner’ to acquire BIMM

London-listed private equity firm Intermediate Capital Group (ICG) is the frontrunner in a race to ...
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UK: Buyout house grows education portfolio with purchase of veterinary training provider

UK-based private equity firm RJD Partners has bankrolled a management buyout of Improve International, a ...
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UK: Apprenticeship starts “falling off a cliff” as Covid-19 prevents provision

The number of UK apprenticeship starts in February was down by more than 10% on ...
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UK business schools hit back at government plans to scrap MBA apprenticeship

UK business schools are hitting back at government plans to cull controversial MBA apprenticeships by ...
6 months
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Covid-19: Australian university forecasts A$100m loss as international student numbers poised to plummet

A prominent regional Australian university has joined several counterparts across the country in projecting a ...
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UK: Government to pull plug on MBA apprenticeships

The UK government is poised to axe a controversial apprenticeship scheme that allowed companies to ...
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China: 21st Century Education announces profit

21st Century Education, a large private education service provider in China, has announced 2019 profit ...
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Educational technology provider Code Institute in Dublin has raised €1.2 million from Kernel Capital and ...
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Covid-19: UK government closes all schools and nurseries indefinitely; cancels GCSE and A-level exams

The UK government has ordered all of the country’s schools and nurseries to close on ...
7 months
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Exclusive: London-based buyout house acquires Learning Curve for £100m

Agilitas Private Equity, a London-based buyout house, has acquired UK apprenticeship provider Learning Curve for ...
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Covid-19: Saudi Arabia shuts schools and universities

All schools and universities in Saudi Arabia are closing from Monday to control the spread ...
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Malaysia: HOPE Education agrees to buy INTI Education Group

HOPE Education Group (Hong Kong) Company has agreed to buy Laureate’s INTI Education Group, a ...
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China cracks down on foreign textbooks

China’s education ministry has banned the country’s schools from using textbooks imported from other countries, ...
10 months
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Germany: Amadeus Fire acquires education and training firm Comcave

Amadeus Fire, a Frankfurt-based staffing provider, has acquired Comcave Holding, a Dortmund-headquartered provider of workforce ...
10 months
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US: Kutcher firm invests in SV Academy

SV Academy, a San Francisco-based online vocational school for sales jobs, has received an undisclosed ...
10 months
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Exclusive: BPP University sale hits roadblock amid protracted political uncertainty

The auction of BPP University has stalled after suitors became jittery over protracted political uncertainty ...
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Exclusive: Dutch buyout house launches auction of German training business

ComCave College, a large German training provider, is being sold by its private equity owner, ...
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Vietnam: EQuest Education backs 789.vn

TAEL Partners-backed EQuest Education Group has invested in ed tech company 789.vn, an ed tech ...
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Australia: China Education Group acquires King’s Own Institute

Hong Kong-based China Education Group has acquired King’s Own Institute, a private higher education provider ...
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US: Career Education Corporation to pay $30m to settle

An Illinois-based operator of several post-secondary schools will pay $30 million to settle Federal Trade ...
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The Netherlands: Sanoma completes Iddink acquisition

Finnish multinational media company Sanoma has completed the acquisition of Iddink Group, a Dutch educational ...
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China: Minsheng reports profit for the first half-year

Minsheng Education Group, a Chinese private college and high school operator based in Shanghai, has ...
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South Africa: FutureLearn acquires College SA

Pretoria-based FutureLearn, a subsidiary of the PSG Group, has acquired vocational education provider College SA, ...
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Exclusive: MML Capital Partners appoints advisors to sell its stake in Learning Curve

MML Capital Partners has appointed corporate financiers from Clearwater International to oversee a sale of ...
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China Xinhua Education Group acquires 60% stake in Fuda Group

Hong Kong-listed higher education provider China Xinhua Education Group is acquiring a 60% stake in ...
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UK: Johnson acquires fifth nursery setting

Nottingham entrepreneur Simon Johnson has added a nursery to his growing portfolio following the acquisition ...
1 year
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China: Sanjieke raises Series B

Beijing-based online vocational education platform Sanjieke last month raised ¥130 million (£14.95 million) in Series ...
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UK: Evaluation and monitoring centre acquired by Cambridge Assessment and Cambridge University Press

Cambridge Assessment and Cambridge University Press have jointly acquired Durham University’s Centre for Evaluation and ...
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France: Sommet Education invests in DUCASSE Education

Hospitality management education group Sommet Education today announced it has taken a 51% stake in ...
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Chinese vocational training firm raises $625m in largest-ever education flotation

China East Education Holdings, the vocational training company, has secured $625 million in the world’s ...
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US: Escoffier appoints chief technology officer

Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, which provides online and campus-based culinary training and education, ...
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Tribal profit up

Tribal, a provider of software and services to the international education market, has reported adjusted operating ...
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China: Tarena International reports net loss

Professional education services company Tarena International has reported a net loss of ¥597.8 million (£67.5 ...
2 years
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Exclusive: Google for Education partner itslearning explores sale

Norwegian ed tech itslearning, which last year struck a deal with Google’s education arm that ...
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UK: Failed FE trainer wins contracts

Learndirect has started to win government funding to deliver skills training, after its new owner ...
2 years
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Adapt IT acquiring Australia’s Wisenet Group

South Africa-based Adapt IT is acquiring Australia’s Wisenet Group and Wisenet SG in Singapore. The ...
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Australia: Anvia acquires digital content and corporate learning company

Anvia Holdings Corporation has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Workstar Technologies, an Australian corporate ...
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India: IL&FS sale to pay off debt

Mumbai-based infrastructure development and finance company Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services says it is looking ...
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The Netherlands: Sanoma to buy Dutch provider

Finnish multinational media company Sanoma says it will acquire Iddink Group, a Dutch educational platform ...
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US: Education Corporation of America shuts down

For-profit college chain Education Corporation of America said this week it is shutting down almost ...
2 years
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US: MGM Resorts funds scholarship programme for employees’ children

Global entertainment company MGM Resorts International is funding a $1 million scholarship for selected children ...
2 years
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Exclusive: Leading UK apprenticeship provider poised for sale

UK-based apprenticeship and training provider The Skills Network is coming to market in the new ...
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Wey online school to open in Kenya

UK online learning firm Wey Education is launching operations in Kenya, where it will recruit ...
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Australia: Anvia Holdings Corporation to acquire Eagle Academy

Global technology and education service company Anvia Holdings Corporation is acquiring Xamerg, an Australian vocational ...
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UAE: Fund to educate refugee children

An education fund worth 100 million dirham (£22.77 million) has been announced to benefit refugee ...
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US: Disney to pay employees’ tuition

The Walt Disney Company has launched Disney Aspire, offering hourly employees a wide range of ...
2 years
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Spring Education acquires Nobel Learning Communities

US private school operator Spring Education Group has acquired Nobel Learning Communities, which is also ...
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Exclusive: UBS, Rothschild selling New Zealand’s largest private school group

UBS and Rothschild are advising ACG, New Zealand’s largest private school operator, on the sale ...
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UK politician calls for top universities to add vocational studies

A UK MP has called for leading universities to be more open to vocational qualifications ...
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US: Cell-Ed raises $1.5 million seed round

Cell-Ed, a mobile learning solution for low-skilled workers, has raised a $1.5 million (£1.1 million) ...
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OPEC aids technical education in Sri Lanka

The OPEC Fund for International Development has signed a $50 million (£37.8 million) public sector ...
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UK College of Business and Computing opens Dubai campus

The UK College of Business and Computing (UKCBC) has inaugurated its international campus in Dubai ...
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India: Manappuram to acquire 85% stake in ISFC

Kerala-based non-banking financial company (NBFC) Manappuram Finance is acquiring an 85.39% stake in Hyderabad-based NBFC, ...
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China: Hong Kong partners to launch private equity fund

Hong Kong-based Value Partners Group says its subsidiary Value Partners Private Equity Investment (Shen Zhen) ...
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UK: Dimensions Training Solutions acquires Learndirect

Training provider Dimensions Training Solutions (DTS) has acquired the Learndirect Group for an undisclosed sum. ...
2 years
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Myanmar: Kaplan to open Yangon campus

Kaplan Myanmar University College, a subsidiary of US educational programme provider Kaplan, will open its ...
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London college opens Dubai campus

The UK College of Business and Computing, a London higher and vocational education institute, yesterday ...
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Kenya: Cytonn opens new college

Cytonn Education Services (CES) today opened Cytonn College of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Nairobi’s central ...
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Hong Kong: Education firm’s shares rocket on market debut

Shijiazhuang-based China 21st Century Education Group’s shares surged 69% as they debuted on the Hong ...
2 years
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France: OpenClassrooms secures Series B funding

Online higher education platform OpenClassrooms today announced it has raised approximately $60 million (£44.5 million) ...
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Myanmar allows foreign investment in education

The Myanmar government is allowing foreign investment in the education sector. The government-appointed Myanmar Investment ...
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GUS acquires two German institutions

Global University Systems (GUS) today announced the acquisition of two German institutions – the University ...
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Neev Fund invests in skills development

Neev Fund, a private equity firm backed by the State Bank of India (SBI) and ...
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China: Xinhua Education Group seeks HK$1.48 billion

Chinese private education provider China Xinhua Education Group has raised funding of HK$1.3 billion (£117.2 ...
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India: Zee Learn invests £22m in MT Educare

Indian education group Zee Learn has acquired a 44.5% stake in MT Educare for Rs ...
3 years
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PM launches independent review into tertiary education

Prime Minister Theresa May has launched an independent review into post-18 education and funding, including ...
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Institute of Apprenticeships

Deputy chief executive Michael Keoghan has resigned from his post at the Institute for Apprenticeships ...
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Sheffield College

Chief executive of Sheffield College Paul Corcoran has resigned in November after having been at ...
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Maven invests £1.95m in safeguarding firm eSafe

Private equity firm Maven Capital Partners has invested £1.95 million in safeguarding software company eSafe. ...
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New Year’s Honours 2018: services to education

Christine Ryan, the former chief inspector of the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) and Emma Knights, ...
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China: IFC to back micro-loan finance firm Baidu

Private lending arm of the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), has announced a ...
3 years
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Hong Kong: China Education Group seeks up to HK$3.4bn in listing

Private higher education provider China Education Group has announced to be seeking up to HK$3.5 ...
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Australia: Education exports worth A$29bn

Official government statistics have valued Australian education exports at A$28.6 billion (£16.7 billion) for the ...
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Lancashire gets a £13m skills boost

Four new training facilities are to open in Lancashire over the next two months as ...
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Navitas establishes joint venture with Swansea University

Australian education and pathway provider Navitas has established a joint venture with Swansea University through ...
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Palatine invests in Trade Skills 4U

The impact fund of Palatine Private Equity has invested an undisclosed amount in electrical training ...
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South Africa: Curro Holdings invests a further R1.5bn into schools

Listed private school operator Curro Holdings has announced it will invest R1.5 billion (£88 million) ...
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Italy: Private equity firm Palamon acquires Italian business school

Palamon Capital Partners has acquired a 49% stake in Italian Business School24 SpA for €80 ...
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Babington and Collab Group announce partnership

Further education colleges network the Collab Group has partnered up with independent work-based training provider ...
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Kuwait: CISI partners with Gulf University for Science and Technology

The Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) has partnered with the Gulf Financial Centre ...
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Exclusive: Actis launches Honoris United Universities

UK-based private equity (PE) firm Actis which focuses on emerging markets, has launched a Pan-African ...
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Parents in China and UAE top spend on education, says report

Parents globally prefer their children follow a postgraduate education or develop soft skills that help ...
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Exclusive: Irish training provider goes up for sale

Irish further education provider the Digital Marketing Institute is up for sale, EducationInvestor can reveal.  ...
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New Zealand: ACG Education buys training provider

Private education provider ACG Education has bought seven vocational schools of training firm Intueri Education ...
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Australia: Government to tighten regulation for vocational and training providers

The Australian government has introduced amendments to a new education legislation which will strengthen registration ...
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The Common Inspection Framework costs private nursery providers £9.4m

The Common Inspection Framework (CIF) collectively cost private nursery providers £9.4 million to implement, according ...
3 years
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General Election 2017: political parties on education

The Labour Party has promised to scrap higher education tuition fees and restore maintenance grants ...
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Update: CL Educate completes acquisition of Accendere

New Delhi-based education services company CL Educate has completed its acquisition of Accendere Knowledge Management ...
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New Zealand: ACG Education buys language school

Private education provider ACG Education has acquired language school The Campbell Institute for an undisclosed ...
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The National College for High Speed Rail

The National College for High Speed Rail has appointed Jackie Grubb as its principal to ...
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China: World Bank invests in Chinese vocational training

The World Bank has agreed to a $120 million (£96.3 million) loan to build a ...
4 years

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