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Exclusive: Learnlight prepares for £150m sale

Learnlight, a London-based ed tech platform backed by Beech Tree Private Equity, is coming to ...
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US: Wonderschool raises $25m in Series B funding

San Francisco-based childcare management platform Wonderschool has raised $25 million in a Series B round ...
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US: GIGXR secures investment from Northwest Permanente physicians’ entity

GIGXR has secured a strategic investment and partnership with a subsidiary of Northwest Permanente P.C., ...
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US: Modo Labs acquires digital campus integration firm RojoServe

Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Modo Labs, a low-code app-building platform used in higher education and the workplace, ...
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US: EarlyBird Education raises funding from Lobby Capital

EarlyBird Education, which offers game-based early literacy assessment, has raised $3.5 million in funding, led ...
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Austria: Ed tech unicorn GoStudent raises €300m in Series D funding

Vienna-based GoStudent, which provides one-to-one video-based online tutoring, has raised €300 million in Series D ...
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Vista Equity Partners invests in student housing software firm StarRez

Investment firm Vista Equity Partners has invested in StarRez, which offers student housing and residential ...
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US: Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe invests in Linq

Wilmington, North Carolina-based K12 operations technology provider Linq has received funding from Welsh, Carson, Anderson ...
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US: Huron acquires student enrolment advisory firm Whiteboard Higher Education

Chicago-based professional services firm Huron has acquired Whiteboard Higher Education, a student enrolment advisory firm ...
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UK: 360Learning acquires corporate trainer Looop

Paris-based corporate learning platform 360Learning has acquired London-headquartered corporate learning company Looop, for around £20 ...
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US: Skillsoft reports big increase in revenue

Nashua, New Hampshire-based corporate digital learning company Skillsoft has reported a net loss of $42.9 ...
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US: THE acquires Inside Higher Ed

Times Higher Education (THE), the London-based provider of higher education data and insights, has acquired ...
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US: ITsavvy acquires Technology Resource Advisors’ K12 Computing division

Illinois City-based technology company ITsavvy has acquired Technology Resource Advisors’ K12 Computing division based in ...
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UK: Cambridge HackLab Academy acquires BinaryBots

Cambridge HackLab Academy has acquired educational robotic kit and smart toy company BinaryBots which sells ...
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US: Skillsoft to acquire technical skills platform Codecademy

Nashua, New Hampshire-based corporate digital learning company Skillsoft is acquiring Codecademy, an online learning platform ...
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US: Barbri Global buys legal publisher West Academic

Dallas-based legal education provider Barbri Global has acquired Saint Paul, Minnesota-headquartered West Academic, which publishes ...
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US: Blackbaud acquires social impact technology firm Everfi

Charleston, South Carolina-based software firm Blackbaud has acquired social impact technology firm Everfi in a ...
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US: Trafera purchases AXI Education Solutions

Ed tech Trafera has acquired AXI Education Solutions, a provider of interactive flat panels, educator ...
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US: Horace Mann acquires Madison National Life Insurance Company

Educational financial services, life assurance and pensions company Horace Mann Educators Corporation has acquired Madison ...
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US: Boxlight secures $68.5m credit facility

Lawrenceville, Georgia-based Boxlight Corporation, which provides technology solutions to education companies, has entered into a ...
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UK: ParentPay acquires school meal ordering and hospitality software provider BlueRunner

ParentPay, a provider of school payment and parental engagement services, has acquired BlueRunner Solutions, a ...
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UK: Flywire acquires education institutions secure payments firm WPM Education

Boston, Massachusetts-headquartered global payments enablement and software company Flywire Corporation has acquired WPM Education, a ...
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UK: Uniguest acquires education video platform provider

Nashville, Tennessee-based digital engagement technology company Uniguest has acquired Planet eStream, a unified video platform ...
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US: School bus manufacturer takes a hit but gains funding

Blue Bird Corporation, the independent designer and manufacturer of school buses, announced a net loss ...
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US: Bloomsbury acquires academic publisher ABC-CLIO

London-based independent publisher Bloomsbury Publishing has completed the purchase of the members’ interests of academic ...
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France: Ready Education acquires student engagement platform provider AppScho

Montréal-headquartered Ready Education, a student engagement platform provider for higher ed globally, backed by investment ...
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US: Course Hero raises $380m in Series C funding

Redwood City, California-based online learning platform Course Hero has raised $380 million in Series C ...
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Austria: Byju’s acquires maths learning company GeoGebra

Bengaluru-based ed tech decacorn Byju’s has acquired Linz-headquartered GeoGebra, which offers a mathematics learning tool.
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US: Scion adds 20,000 beds to its student housing portfolio

Chicago-based Scion Group has added 32 assets to its portfolio of student housing communities over ...
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US: Esme Learning acquires collaboration platform Riff Analytics

Boston-based online professional development firm Esme Learning has acquired software company Riff Analytics, headquartered in ...
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US: Wiley’s announces second-quarter profit down with revenue up

Global publishing company John Wiley & Sons has reported net income of $56 million for ...
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Israel: Priority purchases Mashov education app

Israeli software services company Priority has acquired Mashov, an education app used by students and ...
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India: upGrad acquires ed tech Talentedge

Bangalore-based higher education and upskilling course provider UpGrad is acquiring Arrina Education Services, the holding ...
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UK: Onex Partners to acquire Tes Global from Providence Equity Partners

Toronto-based Onex Corporation announced that Onex Partners V, Onex’s $7.2 billion fund, has agreed to ...
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Chegg acquires language learning platforms Busuu

Santa Clara, California-based online textbook retailer Chegg is acquiring Busuu, a language learning platform which ...
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US: The Preiss Company acquires Texas student housing community

The Preiss Company (TPCO), a private student housing owner-operator, and a private equity real estate ...
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Brazil: Arco Platform reports losses

Arco Platform, an educational software company that offers technology, services and content from kindergarten to ...
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Australia: UpGrad to acquire Global Study Partners for $16m

Bangalore-based higher education and upskilling course provider UpGrad is acquiring Sydney-headquartered Global Study Partner, Australia's ...
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UK: eQuality Solutions Group acquires educational guidance service

eQuality Solutions Group has acquired Halifax-based Educational Guidance Service in an unspecified seven-figure deal, Insider ...
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US: Pushfor Investments to acquire interest in Education Revolution

Surrey, British Columbia-based investing company Pushfor Investments has agreed to acquire approximately 15% of Las ...
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Brazil: Dragoneer and General Atlantic invest in Arco Platform

São Paulo-based Arco Platform, an educational software company that offers technology, services and content from ...
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US: Seven Hills Realty Trust closes loan for student housing property

Seven Hills Realty Trust has closed an $18 million first mortgage floating-rate bridge loan to ...
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UK: Iris acquires education compliance and HR management software firm Every

Iris Software Group, a provider of specialist education software, has acquired Every, a compliance and ...
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US: Boxlight reports big increase in revenue

Boxlight Corporation, which provides technology solutions to education companies, has reported third-quarter 2021 net income ...
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UK: QS Quacquarelli Symonds acquires StudentApply 

London-based QS Quacquarelli Symonds, which offers global higher education sector information, has acquired StudentApply, an ...
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US: Boclips acquires K12 podcast provider Listenwise

London-based educational video platform Boclips has acquired Listenwise, which supplies curriculum-geared podcasts for grades 2 ...
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US: Boxlight to acquire education communications company FrontRow Calypso

Lawrenceville, Georgia-based Boxlight Corporation, which provides technology solutions to education companies, is acquiring FrontRow Calypso, ...
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UK: Ed tech start-up Mindstone launches crowdfunding campaign

London-based ed tech platform Mindstone has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs, with pre-launch commitments ...
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US: Chegg reports third-quarter profit

Online textbook retailer Chegg has reported net income of $6.7 million for the third quarter ...
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Brazil: Vasta Platform closes acquisition of Editora Eleva

São Paulo-based education company Vasta Platform has announced that its subsidiary, Somos Sistemas de Ensino ...
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UK: IRIS Software Group acquires outsourced payroll services provider Dataplan

Payroll and HR software company IRIS Software Group, which is consolidating ed tech businesses, has ...
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India: Teachmint raises $78m at $500m valuation

Bengaluru-based classroom teaching app provider Teachmint has raised $78 million in a Series B financing ...
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US: Losses for student accommodation REIT

American Campus Communities, a publicly-traded real estate investment trust that invests in dormitory housing, has ...
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US: Sallie Mae reports drop in quarterly income

Sallie Mae, the saving, planning, and paying for college company, has announced third-quarter 2021 net ...
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US: Stride reports first-quarter loss

Stride, an education company that sells online schooling and curricula for pre-K through to high ...
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India: Ed tech start-up Questt raises $6.7m

Gurugram-based artificial intelligence education platform Questt has raised $6.75 million in Series A funding in ...
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UK: Access Group purchases learning and assessment platform Soundbite Learning

Access Group, which provides business management software to mid-sized organisations, has acquired Soundbite Learning, a ...
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Germany: StudySmarter doubles its Series A investment

Four months after closing a $15 million Series A in May, Munich-based educational platform StudySmarter ...
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US: Newsela announces first acquisitions

New York-based K12 instructional content platform Newsela has acquired HapYak, an interactive video platform that ...
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US: Accelerate Learning acquires maths curriculum and tutoring provider Study Edge

Houston-based Accelerate Learning, the developer of the STEMscopes suite of K12 STEM curriculum products, has ...
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US: Ridgemont Equity Partners joins with The Rise Fund to acquire Teachers of Tomorrow

Private equity firm Ridgemont Equity Partners has made a “significant minority investment” alongside TPG’s The ...
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US: Scholarships360 raises funding to scale college platform

Chapel Hill, North Carolina-based Scholarships360 has raised $250,000 to scale its platform which helps students ...
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UK: Amplify acquires K12 mathematics education firm Mathigon

New York City-headquartered curriculum and assessment programme provider Amplify has acquired K12 mathematics online learning ...
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Exclusive: KKR-backed outsourcing firm taps bankers for school services carve-out

A large-cap services provider backed by private equity giants KKR and Hg has hired bankers ...
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India: Graphy acquires ed tech platform Spayee for $25m

Unacademy Group-owned Graphy, a platform for educational content creators to grow their audience and host ...
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US: School transportation firm Zum raises $130m Series D

Redwood City, California-based school transportation firm Zum has raised $130 million in Series D funding ...
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Exclusive: National Education Group valued ‘north of £70m’ under minority deal with buyout shop

A mid-market private equity house has entered exclusive talks to acquire a minority stake in ...
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US: Renovus Capital Partners acquires EducationDynamics

Renovus Capital Partners, a private equity firm specialising in the knowledge and talent industries, has ...
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US: OverDrive Education purchases TeachingBooks.net

Cleveland, Ohio-based OverDrive, a digital reading platform for libraries and schools, has acquired TeachingBooks.net, headquartered ...
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Australia: Janison Education to acquire Quality Assessment Tasks

Sydney-based ed tech Janison Education is acquiring Quality Assessment Tasks (QATs) for A$2 million (£1.08 ...
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Japan: Ed tech start-up Riiid acquires Langoo

South Korea-based artificial intelligence education company Riiid has acquired its Japanese distribution partner Langoo.
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US: Udemy files for US initial public offering

San Francisco-based online education company Udemy has filed regulatory paperwork for an initial public offering ...
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Exclusive: iSAMS owner nears £20m-plus school software bolt-on

A private equity-backed software group has entered exclusive talks to acquire Every, a provider of ...
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US: Higher education marketing and enrolment firm Carnegie acquires mStoner

New Heritage Capital-owned higher education marketing and enrolment strategy firm Carnegie Dartlet has acquired mStoner, ...
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UK: Keystone Education Group purchases student service UniQuest

Oslo-based Keystone Education Group has acquired UniQuest, a student engagement, conversion and retention service headquartered ...
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US: Scholastic Corporation reports first-quarter loss

Manhattan-based global children’s publishing, education and media company Scholastic Corporation has reported a net loss ...
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China Online Education reports sharp losses

China Online Education Group, the online and mobile education platforms that enable students to access ...
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UK: Raptor Technologies acquires school safeguarding firm CPOMS

Raptor Technologies, a US provider of school safety software, has acquired UK school safeguarding software ...
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US: Social learning platform Fiveable closes $10m Series A round

Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based Fiveable, a social learning platform for high school students, has raised $10 million ...
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India: Buju’s raises £217m in additional funding

Bengaluru-based ed tech decacorn Byju’s is raising 2,200 crore rupees (£217 million) in a funding ...
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US: Vector Capital makes co-investment in McGraw Hill Education

San Francisco-based private equity firm Vector Capital, which invests in established technology businesses, has made ...
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US: n2y acquires AbleNet’s Equals mathematics programme

Providence Equity Partners-backed special education content developer n2y has acquired AbleNet’s Equals mathematics programme and ...
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Australia: Scape Australia buys student housing assets worth £50m

Scape Australia has acquired a portfolio of student housing assets comprising 428 beds from University ...
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US: L Squared recapitalises childhood literacy firm Heggerty

Newport Beach, California-based investment firm L Squared Capital Partners is leading the recapitalisation of Literacy ...
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US: LoopUp purchases digital learning firm SyncRTC

London-based software-as-a-service technology company LoopUp Group has acquired San Francisco-headquartered SyncRTC, which specialises in remote ...
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New Zealand: Crimson Education raises $10m

Auckland-headquartered online schooling provider Crimson Education has raised US$10 million in a round led by ...
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UK: Prodigy Finance secures $750m funding to expand into new markets

London-based Prodigy Finance, a cross-border fintech lending to postgraduate international students, has secured a funding ...
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US: Aspen Group reports first-quarter loss

Education technology holding company Aspen Group has reported a net loss of $900,000 for the ...
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Canada: Course-creation start-up LearnExperts raises C$1.25m

Ottawa-based training course creation platform LearnExperts has closed an oversubscribed C$1.25m (£909,000) seed round with ...
8 months
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India: Eupheus Learning acquires student personalisation start-up ClassKlap

Eupheus Learning, a Delhi-based business-to-business ed tech company, has acquired Bengaluru-headquartered ClassKlap, which also operates ...
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US: JPMorgan Chase acquires college financial planning platform

Consumer and commercial banking business JPMorgan Chase & Co has acquired Frank, a college financial ...
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US: CreatorUp secures $5m Series A led by New Markets

Los Angeles-based educational video marketplace CreatorUp has closed a $5 million Series A funding round ...
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Community Brands UK purchases Parentapps

Community Brands UK, a provider of cloud-based software and payments solutions for UK schools, has ...
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US: Anthology and Blackboard to merge

Boca Raton, Florida-based Anthology, which provides learning management software and communication tools, and Blackboard, a ...
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Hong Kong: Preface completes Series A funding

Preface, a Hong Kong-based ed tech coding company has completed Series A funding from investor ...
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Pearson sues Chegg for alleged copyright infringement

London-headquartered publishing and education company Pearson is suing California-based online textbook retailer Chegg for allegedly ...
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US: Byju’s acquires K12 creative coding platform Tynker

Bengaluru-based ed tech decacorn Byju’s is acquiring Tynker, a creative coding platform.
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US: TPG Pace Tech Opportunities’ stockholders approve merger with Nerdy

Stockholders of TPG Pace Tech Opportunities, a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company, have voted ...
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UK: MyTutor raises £15m from FutureLearn and Coursera backer SEEK

UK-based online tutoring provider MyTutor has raised £15 million from SEEK Investments, the Australian backer ...
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UK: Access Group reports revenue and earnings surge

The Access Group, a UK-headquartered provider of management software to education organisations and other business ...

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