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Category: Higher Education

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US: Listed MOOC giant snaps up edX in $800m deal

US-listed 2U, the massive open online course (MOOC) provider, has acquired web-based course provider edX, ...
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Exclusive: Tour de France owner crosses finish line in higher education sale

The family behind the Tour de France has taken a minority stake in a group ...
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US: Modern Campus gets new shareholder following software takeover

US private equity firm Serent Capital is purchasing a minority stake in a business formed ...
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UK: LDC invests £13m in higher ed software provider

LDC, the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group, has invested £13 million in Hybrid, ...
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UK: Kortext books £15m in Series B

Kortext, the e-textbook provider used by over 100 UK universities, has secured £15 million of ...
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US: Blackstone and Vista buy higher ed software provider from TPG

Private equity giants Blackstone and Vista Equity Partners have agreed a deal to acquire higher ...
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Debt of top-20 UK unis jumps 50% in five years – analysis

The debt burden of the UK’s 20 largest universities has increased 50% over the past ...
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Exclusive: Ed tech start-up plotting £20m capital raise

An ed tech start-up that works with 40% of UK universities is seeking to raise ...
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Exclusive: Market-leading e-textbook platform preparing for Series B raise

A fast-growing digital textbooks platform has laid the foundations for a Series B capital raise ...
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US: Nexford University raises $10.8m in pre-Series A funding

Washington DC-based online university Nexford University has completed a $10.8 million pre-Series A funding round ...
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Brazil: Bertelsmann buys €500m stake in Afya

German media conglomerate Bertelsmann is expanding its footprint in Brazil’s education market, buying a major ...
2 months
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Laureate closes sale of its Brazilian operations

Private university operator Laureate Education has closed the sale of its higher education institutions in ...
2 months
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Brazil: Afya acquires medical education institution in £50m deal

Medical education group Afya, through its subsidiary Afya Participações, has acquired Sociedade Padrão de Educação ...
2 months
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Australia: Keypath Education slips in stock market debut

Keypath Education International, the online higher education provider, slipped as much as 8.4% in its ...
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Views from the Top: Amanat outlines investment strategy following Taaleem exit

Amanat Holdings aims to build a pan-MENA higher education platform and is actively seeking new ...
2 months
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Qatar: Three private universities to open

Qatar’s Ministry of Education and Higher Education is to open three new private universities in ...
2 months
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France: IDI and RAISE Impact acquire Talis Education

French buyout firm IDI, along with RAISE Impact, has acquired Talis Education, a France-based operator ...
2 months
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US: Perdoceo reports steady first quarter results

For-profit post-secondary education provider Perdoceo has reported first-quarter 2021 net income of $30.8 million.
3 months
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US: Steady quarterly growth for Grand Canyon Education

Education services company Grand Canyon Education has reported net income of $78.1 million for the ...
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US: Michigan couple give $52m for college students

A Michigan couple, Bob and Ellen Thompson, have given $52 million to the Thompson Working ...
3 months
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Australia: Keypath Education considering flotation – report

Ed tech business Keypath Education is considering an initial public offering in Australia.
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India: upGrad raises $120m from Singapore’s Temasek

Mumbai-based online higher education company upGrad has raised $120 million from Temasek, a global investment ...
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South Africa: Sommet Education bulks up ahead of auction with acquisition

Sommet Education has acquired a majority stake in Invictus Education Group, a network of culinary ...
3 months
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Exclusive: Buyout group exploring €350m sale of educational conglomerate

The private equity owner of a little-known educational conglomerate has hired investment bankers to launch ...
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UK: London-listed Tribal buys higher ed software provider

Tribal Group, the London-listed software provider, has acquired Semestry Limited, a cloud-based timetabling software provider ...
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Exclusive: French buyout groups in bidding war for Talis Education

Several private equity houses are vying for control of Talis Education, a group of for-profit ...
3 months
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Exclusive: Hospitality education group preparing for €350m-plus sale

A publicly listed investment firm has instructed bankers to explore a sale of a European ...
3 months
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Ireland: Cambridge Education Group bolsters online division with acquisition

Private equity-backed Cambridge Education Group has acquired iheed, an online medical education provider, bolstering its ...
4 months
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UK: Aventicum Real Estate buys £133m portfolio from Unite

A fund managed by Aventicum Real Estate, a real estate investment management platform, affiliated with ...
4 months
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UK: Private equity piles into student accommodation

Private equity houses are investing more money in British student accommodation, eyeing robust rental returns ...
4 months
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UK: Graphite Capital backs global OPM provider

Graphite Capital, the UK mid-market private equity house, has acquired a significant minority stake in ...
4 months
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UK: BPP University confirms takeover by TDR Capital

BPP University has been sold to private equity house TDR Capital, confirming EducationInvestor Global’s exclusive ...
4 months
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Exclusive: Student recruitment firm raising capital to finance rapid growth

A fast-growing international student recruitment firm is seeking to raise debt and potentially equity capital ...
4 months
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UK: Oxford International split in sale to Nord Anglia and THI Investments

Bowmark Capital has exited Oxford International Education Group, carving out its private schools division in ...
4 months
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Higher education ‘strongest’ segment in China’s for-profit market

Higher education providers have the “strongest growth prospects” among China-based for-profit education companies, according to ...
4 months
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Exclusive: BPP University on cusp of private equity takeover

A British buyout group is on the cusp of closing a deal to acquire BPP ...
5 months
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US: Uplift in Strategic Education’s annual income

Strategic Education Inc, which owns for-profit online Strayer University and Capella University, has reported net ...
5 months
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US: Perdoceo reports strong 2020 profit growth

Post-secondary education provider Perdoceo has reported 2020 net income of $124.3 million, up from net ...
5 months
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US: Zovio announces annual loss

Zovio has reported a 2020 net loss of $49 million, compared to a net loss ...
5 months
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US: Grand Canyon Education annual income remains level

Education services company Grand Canyon Education has reported net income of $257.1 million for 2020, ...
5 months
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Canada: Top Hat raises $130m and appoints new chief executive

Top Hat, a learning courseware platform for higher education, has raised US$130 million in a ...
5 months
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Australia: Studiosity announces investment from CVC and FutureLearn’s backer

Studiosity has added two new investor groups onto its share register as minority investors: Online ...
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US: Cadence gifts $5m to MIT computing college

Cadence Design Systems has established the Cadence Design Systems Professorship Fund for the Massachusetts Institute ...
6 months
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US: Post University to acquire American Sentinel University

Post University a private, for-profit university in Waterbury, Connecticut had agreed to acquire American Sentinel ...
6 months
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Exclusive: Actis weighing London IPO of Honoris United Universities

Private equity house Actis is weighing a London flotation of Honoris United Universities, the pan-African ...
6 months
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Exclusive: BPP University nears £255m refi amid potential off-market sale

The parents of BPP University are refinancing its property portfolio under a sale-and-leaseback deal worth ...
6 months
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US: Investors attack Adtalem Global Education

Special situations fund Engine Capital and investment firm Hawk Ridge Capital Management have issued an ...
6 months
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Japan commits $96bn to improve universities’ rankings

The Japanese government is starting a $96 billion fund by March 2022 to support research ...
6 months
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Hungary: World-class Chinese university to open Budapest campus

Shanghai-based Fudan University, a major public research university, is to open a campus in Budapest,
6 months
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US: Global Student Accommodation Group acquires 8,000 student housing beds

Global Student Accommodation Group has acquired 27 US properties from UCAL, the joint venture with ...
6 months
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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 ...
6 months
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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 ...
6 months
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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 ...
8 months
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US: Private universities merge in Connecticut

Goodwin University, a private university in East Hartford, Connecticut is acquiring the University of Bridgeport, ...
8 months
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Honoris United Universities acquires Tunisian education group

Honoris United Universities, the pan-African network of private higher education institutions, has acquired Esprit Group ...
8 months
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US: American Public Education announces strengthening profit

American Public Education has reported third-quarter 2020 net income of $2.6 million, compared to a ...
8 months
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China: Codemao raises nearly £150m in Series D

Shenzhen-based computer coding tutoring platform Codemao has raised ¥1.3 billion (£148 million) in a series ...
8 months
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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 ...
8 months
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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 ...
8 months
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US: John F Scarpa Foundation gifts $15m to Villanova University’s law school

The John F. Scarpa Foundation has made a gift of $15 to the Charles Widger ...
8 months
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US: Perdoceo reports increased quarterly profit on higher enrolment

For-profit post-secondary higher education provider Perdoceo, formerly known as Career Education Corporation, has reported third-quarter ...
8 months
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US: Adtalem announces enrolment growth and first-quarter profit

Global education provider Adtalem Global Education has reported net income of $19.9 million for the ...
8 months
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US: Grand Canyon Education third-quarter income dips

Education services company Grand Canyon Education has reported net income of $52 million for the ...
8 months
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Australia: Wee Hur acquires Sydney site for student accommodation

Singapore developer Wee Hur is purchasing a $46.1 million site in Redfern, Sydney to develop ...
8 months
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US: Strategic Education reports Q3 profit and closure of Laureate Australasian acquisition

Working adult education company Strategic Education Inc, which owns for-profit online Strayer University and Capella ...
9 months
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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 ...
9 months
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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 ...
9 months
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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 ...
9 months
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US: American Public Education agrees $330m college takeover

American Public Education (APEI), parent of online learning provider American Public University System (APUS) and ...
9 months
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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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UAE: Amanat abandons sale of Middlesex University Dubai

Dubai-based education- and healthcare-focused investment firm Amanat Holdings has terminated the sale and purchase agreement ...
9 months
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US: REIT reports loss as demand for student housing dives

American Campus Communities, a publicly-traded real estate investment trust that invests in dormitory housing, has ...
9 months
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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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US: Vista Equity Partners founder donates $50m to help black students

Robert F Smith, philanthropist and founder, chairman and chief executive of Vista Equity Partners, is ...
9 months
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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, ...
9 months
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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 ...
9 months
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US: Boston private equity firm buys higher education marketing consultant

Boston-based private equity firm New Heritage has invested in Carnegie Dartlet, which provides strategic marketing ...
9 months
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Trump administration takes aim at China-run language-training centres

The Trump administration has prompted US universities to reconsider partnerships with cultural and language-tuition institutes ...
9 months
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Laureate announces another divestment and debt buyback, lifting share price

Private university operator Laureate Education has announced a deal to “transfer control” of its operations ...
9 months
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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 ...
9 months
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Exclusive: Coursera preparing for $3bn US listing within 12 months

Coursera aims to list its shares publicly within 12 months at a valuation of $3 ...
9 months
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US: Liaison International acquires higher education CRM firm

Higher education admissions and enrolment company Liaison International has acquired customer relationship management company TargetX. ...
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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 ...
10 months
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Private equity-owned Honoris acquires South African university

Honoris United Universities, a private equity-owned pan-African network of private higher education institutions, has acquired ...
10 months
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THE forges deal with Canadian ed tech unicorn ApplyBoard

Times Higher Education (THE), a data provider to universities, has forged a partnership with ApplyBoard, ...
10 months
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IBM gifts $100m to historically black colleges and universities

Computer giant IBM has announced its first IBM Quantum education and research initiative for historically ...
10 months
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Wiley pays tribute to deceased board member

Global publishing company John Wiley & Sons has announced the death earlier this month of ...
10 months
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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, ...
10 months
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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 ...
10 months
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Willamette University in talks to take over struggling Oregon art college

Willamette University, a private college in Oregon, has announced plans to take over Pacific Northwest ...
10 months
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US: South Korean investor set to buy Texan student housing unit for $120m

Korea Investment and Securities is in the process of closing a $120 million deal on ...
10 months
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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 ...
10 months
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Canada: ApplyBoard secures $55m in funding extension round

Online international student recruitment platform ApplyBoard has raised $55 million in a Series C extension ...
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US: Higher education technology services company HelioCampus buys ABC Insights

HelioCampus, owned by Pamlico Capital, a technology services company that helps higher education institutions, has ...
10 months
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Views from the top: Pathway providers must embrace online provision beyond pandemic, says Study Group CEO

Providers of pathway courses must be prepared to “flip-flop” between online and face-to-face instruction in ...
10 months
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US: Private equity-backed Carnegie Learning bolsters offering with $15m acquisition

Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Learning, which provides educational materials for maths and computer science, has bought Scientific ...
10 months
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Laureate makes third divestment in under a week, offloading Brazilian portfolio for $724m

Laureate Education is to sell its Brazilian portfolio to Ser Educacional S.A. for $724 million, ...
10 months
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US: Adtalem to buy online healthcare university from Laureate for $1.5bn

New York-listed workforce solutions provider Adtalem Global Education has agreed to buy Walden University, an ...
11 months
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Pan-African university network expands leadership team as it grows across the continent

Honoris United Universities, a pan-African network of private higher education institutions backed by buyout house ...
11 months

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