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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 ...
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Exclusive: Global schooling giant plotting blockbuster IPO at €3.5bn valuation

One of the world’s largest international school operators is drawing up plans for a 2022 ...
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Exclusive: Private equity-backed school group pursuing £90m sale

The private equity parent of a cluster of premium preparatory schools in London has hired ...
2 weeks
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UAE: Amanat exits Taaleem in $95m sale

Dubai-listed private equity house Amanat Holdings has exited its position in private school operator Taaleem, ...
3 weeks
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Exclusive: London school group exploring options

The owners of a cluster of private schools in London are in advanced discussions with ...
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Exclusive: Pearson weighing carve-out of £300m global division

Pearson, the London-listed education company, has hired investment bankers to explore a sale of a ...
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UK: Inspired Learning Group buys independent school

Inspired Learning Group (ILG), a UK operator of independent schools, has acquired Saint Felix School ...
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ISP takes first steps into Italy with school acquisition

ISP, the Partners Group-backed international school operator, has acquired MILE School in Milan – the ...
4 weeks
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UK: Owner of collapsed private school launches £3.5m sale of property

Business broker Christie & Co has been mandated to sell the freehold property associated with ...
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US: Higher Ground Education raises $30m Series D and acquires FreshGrade

Higher Ground Education, a network of Montessori schools, has raised $30 million in Series D ...
1 month
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UK: Inspired to acquire AIM-listed online school for more than £70m

Inspired Education, the global premium private school operator, has reached an agreement to acquire AIM-listed ...
1 month
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Lebanon: Inspired acquires private tutoring digital platform

Private school operator Inspired Education has acquired private tutoring company Ostaz.
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China: New British school to open in Chengdu

British International school SPGS International School Chengdu is opening later this year.
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Views from the Top: Repton School targeting ‘significant’ expansion overseas and weighing UK deals

Repton, the prestigious British private school group, is looking to consolidate its position in the ...
2 months
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Exclusive: Dukes Education snaps up four businesses

Aatif Hassan Dukes Education, the London-centric operator of premium private schools, has acquired four businesses, ...
2 months
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China: Shares in after-school tuition providers sink as sector braces for ‘regulatory storm’

China’s $110 billion off-campus education market is bracing for a “regulatory storm” following comments expressed ...
2 months
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Inspired Education to launch schools in Egypt

Inspired Education Group in partnership with Egyptian real estate developer Palm Hills Developments, is launching ...
2 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 ...
2 months
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China: Hailiang Education Group expands profit in Q2

Hailiang Education Group has reported net profit of ¥245.6 million (£27.1 million) for the second ...
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China: GSX Techedu returns to loss even as revenue climbs

GSX Techedu an online K12 large-class after-school tutoring service provider in China has announced a ...
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Nord Anglia Education adds Eton School in Mexico City to its portfolio

International schools group Nord Anglia Education has acquired Eton School in Mexico City.
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UAE: Cognita acquires English school in Dubai

International schools operator Cognita has acquired Horizon English School in Dubai from Al Najah Education.
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Canadian Business Growth Fund invests in college preparation business

Xello, a programme that helps K12 students prepare for college and careers, has secured a ...
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Exclusive: Buyout group preparing £1bn auction of SEN provider

A private equity house is preparing to launch what will be one of the biggest-ever ...
3 months
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UK: Chatsworth acquires SEN specialist Riverston Group’s UK schools

Chatsworth Schools has acquired Riverston School and Beech Hall School from The Riverston Group.
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China: OneSmart declares first-quarter loss and reduced revenue

OneSmart International Education Group has reported a net loss of ¥167.7 million (£18.7 million) for ...
3 months
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US: Newsela reaches unicorn status following $100m Series D

Newsela has raised $100 million in Series D funding in a round led by new ...
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UK: Tes Global bolsters school software portfolio with takeover

Tes Global has acquired SchoolCloud, a school software services provider that experienced “rapid growth” amid ...
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UK’s private school sector sees two mergers in one week

Two separate mergers of British independent schools have been executed this week, illustrating how profitable ...
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UK: Independent school to close after 200 years in operation

Princess Helena College, a co-educational independent day and boarding school is closing at the end ...
3 months
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UK: IRIS launches rebranded school software suite following iSAMS takeover

Private equity-owned school software supplier IRIS Software Group has launching IRIS Ed:gen, a cloud-based online ...
3 months
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Exclusive: International schooling giant seeks minority investor

An auction of a minority stake in one of the world’s largest international school operators ...
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Brazil: Cognita acquires nursery and high school in São Paulo state

International schools operator Cognita has acquired Escola Villare in São Caetano do Sul, Brazil.
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UK: Widening losses at Alpha Plus highlight pandemic’s impact on private schools

Alpha Plus, whose schools have educated members of Britain’s Royal family, saw its income reduced ...
3 months
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Spain: Inspired acquires British school in Madrid

Global schools group Inspired has acquires Kensington School in Madrid.
4 months
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British schools press ahead with China expansions despite pandemic

Pandemic-induced disruption last year failed to slow the expansion of British private schools in China, ...
4 months
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US: Higher Ground Education raises $40m in Series C funding

Higher Ground Education, a network of Montessori schools, has raised $40 million in a Series ...
4 months
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Spain: Granada College joins Globeducate

International schools group Globeducate has acquired Granada College, a bilingual international school in Spain.
4 months
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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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UK: Chatsworth Schools launches schools consultancy

Chatsworth Schools has launched a new schools consultancy arm, Blenheim Schools, established to support and ...
4 months
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Chinese school operator files for $100m US IPO

First High-School Education Group, which operates private high schools and provides tutoring services in China, ...
4 months
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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 ...
4 months
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China Maple Leaf Educational Systems issues $125m bond

Hong Kong-listed K12 schools operator China Maple Leaf Educational Systems is issuing a $125 million ...
4 months
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British girls’ school to launch first of many offshoots in China

Benenden School, an independent school for girls in Kent, has announced it will open its ...
4 months
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Chile: Cognita acquires Santiago private school

International schools operator Cognita has acquired The Greenland School in Santiago, Chile, the company’s twentieth ...
4 months
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Vietnam: Inspired acquires international school in Ho Chi Minh City

Global schools group Inspired has acquired the European International School Ho Chi Minh City in ...
4 months
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Singapore: GEMS World Academy bought by TPG-backed operator

GEMS World Academy Singapore has been acquired by a private equity-backed operator recently launched by ...
4 months
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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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International Schools Partnership acquires its first Canadian schools

Global private school operator International Schools Partnership has acquired Lynn-Rose School and Rowntree Montessori Schools, ...
5 months
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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 ...
5 months
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Brazil: Arco Platform closes the acquisition of Escola da Inteligência

Arco Platform, an educational software company that offers technology, services, and content from kindergarten to ...
6 months
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China: Hailiang Education Group reports profit for first quarter fiscal 2021

Hailiang Education Group, an education and management service provider of primary, middle, and high schools ...
6 months
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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 ...
6 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 ...
6 months
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US: Private school acquires two Montessori-method schools in Tampa Bay

Montessori House Day School in Tampa Bay, Florida has been acquired by Country Day School, ...
6 months
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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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China: Rise Education announces Q3 profit following ‘robust recovery’

Rise Education Cayman, a junior English language training provider in China, has announced third-quarter 2020 ...
6 months
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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 ...
6 months
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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 ...
6 months
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UAE: Cognita to launch RGS Guildford offshoot in Dubai

International schools operator Cognita has struck a deal with Royal Grammar School (RGS) Guildford to ...
6 months
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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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UK: Quo Vadis Education acquires second private school

Quo Vadis Education has acquired Conifers School in Midhurst, West Sussex, a prep school with ...
7 months
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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 ...
7 months
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Nord Anglia pushes ahead with China expansion, buying bilingual school

Hong Kong-based international education provider Nord Anglia Education has acquired the Dalian Huamei Bilingual School ...
7 months
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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 ...
7 months
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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 ...
7 months
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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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China: Hailang Education Group shrugs off pandemic, boosting profits

Hailiang Education Group, an education and management service provider to primary, middle, and high schools ...
7 months
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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 ...
7 months
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Amity Group targets Middle East expansion under $35m investment

Education provider Amity Group is planning to open new schools in Ras Al Khaimah in ...
7 months
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Income dips at China’s New Oriental as pandemic delays enrolments

New Oriental Education & Technology Group, a New York-listed Chinese tutoring firm, recorded net income ...
7 months
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US: Virtual high school secures $2.7m in seed funding

Sora, a virtual high school, has closed a $2.7 million seed funding round led by ...
7 months
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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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Spain: International language school group goes bust

International House Eastern Spain Group of language schools will close after the Covid-19 pandemic hammered ...
7 months
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China: Ed tech firm Zhangmen raises $400m

Shanghai-based education company Zhangmen has raised $400 million in a funding round from investors including ...
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South Africa: Ed tech start-up receives $7m investment

Global venture capital fund GSV Ventures has invested $7 million in South Africa ed tech ...
7 months
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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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US: Outschool raises $45m Series B funding

Outschool a San Francisco-based marketplace of live online classes has blogged that it has raised ...
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Australia: Online tutoring provider eyes IPO amid surging demand for distance learning

Australian online tutoring provider Cluey Learning is weighing an initial public offering on its domestic ...
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US: Basis Independent Schools expands to four New York City campuses

Private schools network Basis Independent Schools is expanding to four campuses in New York City, ...
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Singapore: Keppel Capital acquires majority stake in Malvern College Chengdu

Singapore-based Keppel Capital Holdings, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Keppel Capital Alternative Asset has announced it ...
8 months
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Inspired Education to launch online school as route to new markets

Inspired Education, the premium private school operator, is launching an online school, as it moves ...
8 months
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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 ...
8 months
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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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China: Hailiang Education bolsters K12 portfolio with purchase of language school

Hailiang Education Group, a China-based education and management services provider, has acquired Jinhua Hailiang Foreign ...
8 months
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India: Byju’s buys virtual simulation platform as it continues buying spree

Indian ed tech giant Byju’s has acquired LabInApp, a virtual simulation platform used by more ...
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Overseas agents report 20% decline in international enrolments at British boarding schools

Educational agents report a 20% decline in new enrolments of foreign pupils at British boarding ...
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Canada: Edsby K12 digital learning platform completes $5.3m Series A

Edsby, a digital learning and data platform for K12 education, has completed a C$5.3 million ...
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China: Scotland’s Fettes College opens boarding school in collaboration with Bright Scholar

Fettes College, a reputed Scottish private school, has launched an offshoot in China under a ...
8 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 ...
8 months
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Qatar: ACS International Schools open new ‘Covid-secure’ campus

ACS International Schools has opened its new “Covid-secure” campus in Doha to accommodate 2,500 students ...
8 months
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China Online Education reports profit

China Online Education Group, the online and mobile education platforms that enable students to access ...
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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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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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India: Byju’s secures an additional $500m at $10.8bn valuation

Indian ed tech 'decacorn' Byju’s has raised $500 million in an ongoing Series F from ...
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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 ...
8 months
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US: Owl Ventures raises $585m war chest to bankroll global ed tech expansion

Owl Ventures, the venture capital firm that has backed ed tech unicorns Byju’s and Quizlet, ...
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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: iSAMS shareholders explore sale options as Capita SIMS auction triggers wave of consolidation in MIS market

The directors of iSAMS, a management information system (MIS) provider used by a third of ...
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