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South Africa: Honoris United Universities acquires Fedisa Fashion School

Honoris United Universities, a network of private higher education institutions in Africa, has acquired Fedisa ...
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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: Colibri Group acquires teacher certification firm TeachNow

Colibri Group, an education company that provides online learning to licensed professionals, has acquired TeachNow, ...
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India: Adda247 acquires public service test prep platform StudyIQ Education

Multilingual ed tech platform Adda247 has acquired union public service commission-focused ed tech platform StudyIQ ...
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US: Esme Learning Solutions secures $15 million in new funding round

Boston-based online professional development firm Esme Learning Solutions has raised $15 million in new funding.
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US: Elsevier acquires digital health education platform Osmosis.org

Netherland-based Elsevier, a research publishing and information analytics company, has acquired Osmosis, a US-based visual ...
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US: Blueprint Education acquires Rosh Review

Phoenix, Arizona-based Blueprint Education has acquired Rosh Review, a provider of online board exam preparation ...
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China: Tarena International reports third-quarter loss

Beijing-based professional education services company Tarena International has reported a net loss of ¥94.7 million ...
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UK: learndirect purchases dental trainer SmileWisdom

Queen’s Park Equity-backed learndirect has acquired SmileWisdom which offers training, jobs and recruitment of dental ...
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Canada: Oxford International Education Group acquires career college

Educational services provider Oxford International Education Group has acquired Canadian educational services provider East Coast ...
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Mexico: Holberton School to open in Guadalajara

Silicon Valley-based Holberton School, a project-based college alternative for software engineers, is opening a second ...
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China: Tarena International reports losses and increased revenue

Beijing-based professional education services company Tarena International has reported a net loss of ¥76.7 million ...
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UK: Apiary-backed Access Creative College announces bolt-on

Apiary Capital-backed Access Creative College has acquired dBs, a sound and music institute with campuses ...
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Brazil: Quarterly profit drop at Afya

Brazilian medical education group Afya has reported second-quarter 2021 adjusted net income of 65.1 million ...
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US: Eden Capital invests in financial-training firm Wall Street Prep

Eden Capital, a New York-based private equity fund focused on technology, business services and education, ...
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KKR to create Spain’s ‘biggest’ professional training firm with new acquisition

Global investment giant KKR is acquiring Medac, the Malaga-based vocational education company, and combining it ...
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Sommet Education acquires majority stake in Indian School of Hospitality

Hospitality education company Sommet Education has acquired a majority stake in the Indian School of ...
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India: Engineering ed tech Skill-Lync raises $17.5m

Chennai-based ed tech start-up Skill-Lync has raised $17.5 million in a Series A round led ...
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US: Adtalem looks to sell off financial services segment

Higher education provider Adtalem Global Education is “exploring strategic alternatives” for its financial services segment.
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South Africa: Optimi College acquires e-learning academy

South African education provider Optimi College has acquired Cape Town-based e-learning provider IT Academy.
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China: South China Vocational Education Group prices IPO

South China Vocational Education Group, a private vocational education service provider in the Greater Bay ...
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Private equity house builds bridges with UK apprenticeship provider

Bridges Fund Management has acquired apprenticeship provider Skills Training UK.
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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 ...
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China New Higher Education Group acquires remaining 10% of Guangxi Schools

Private higher education group China New Higher Education Group has acquired the remaining 10% equity ...
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US: 360training acquires real estate school

360training has acquired Van Education Center, an online education provider for real estate, appraisal, and ...
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US: Skyborne Aviation Group acquires Florida flight academy

Skyborne Aviation Group has acquired a flight academy located in Vero Beach, Florida.
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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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Exclusive: Advisors hired to find buyer for UK apprenticeship provider

The private equity parent of a UK-based apprenticeship provider has hired corporate financiers to explore ...
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US: Francisco Partners to acquire legal education provider Barbri

San Francisco-based investment firm Francisco Partners is acquiring Dallas-based legal education provider Barbri from Leeds ...
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UK: Management buyout at online learning platform Learna

Cardiff-based online learning platform Learna has undergone a management buyout.
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UK: UWE Bristol and Skilled Education announce digital and soft skills partnership

The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and Skilled Education are partnering to ...
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India: Skilling platform AntWak raises seed funding

Bengaluru-based skills development platform AntWak has raised an undisclosed amount in a seed funding round ...
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US: CeriFi purchases insurance training firm

Leeds Equity Partners portfolio company CeriFi has acquired CPMI Professional Development, a provider of insurance ...
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US: Universal Technical Institute purchases MIAT College of Technology

Universal Technical Institute is acquiring MIAT College of Technology from HCP & Company.
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Malaysia: University of Wollongong to acquire nursing college

The University of Wollongong is acquiring Ramsay Sime Darby Healthcare College in Shah Alam, Malaysia.
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US: TPC Training acquires food-safety training company

TPC Training, a workforce training, performance, and compliance company, has acquired Above Training, an e-learning ...
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UK: West Dean College of Arts and Conservation to acquire KLC School of Design

West Dean College of Arts and Conservation in Chichester, West Sussex today announced it is ...
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US: Gold Coast Schools acquires real estate school

Gold Coast Schools, which provides classroom and distance learning in the fields of real estate, ...
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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 ...
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UK: Learndirect Digital Group acquires two London training companies

Queen’s Park Equity-backed online education group Learndirect Digital Group has acquired two training providers, Animal ...
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US: L3Harris Technologies to sell its military training businesses

L3Harris Technologies is selling its military training business to CAE.
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South Africa: Coding ed tech receives funding for new campus

Johannesburg-headquartered ed tech start-up WeThinkCode has secured a 9.2 million rand ($442,000) investment from E ...
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UK: Learning Curve acquires training company Antrec

Private equity-backed training provider Learning Curve Group has acquired Antrec from founders Andrew and Nicola ...
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US: Colibri Group acquires real estate education firm

Colibri Group, an education company that provides online learning to licensed professionals, has acquired BrightPath ...
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Spain: KKR-backed MasterD acquires vocational training company

KKR-owned Spanish vocational training company MasterD has acquired a majority stake in the Technical Institute ...
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China: Fenbi Education completes $390m funding round

Online vocational education start-up Fenbi Education has closed a $390 million funding round led by ...
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France: Skill & You sold to PE house, valuing e-learning group at €300m-plus

IK Investment Partners has agreed to acquire a controlling stake in France-based vocational e-learning provider ...
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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 ...
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US: Adtalem increases revenue and income in Q2

Adtalem Global Education has reported increases across the board in revenue and income.
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Esme Learning Solutions raises $7.5m

Digital learning platform Esme Learning Solutions has closed a $7.5 million Series A financing round ...
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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 ...
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US: ASC acquires safety and professional training firm

American Safety Council, a national provider of training, education, and certification solutions to regulated industries ...
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India: Byju’s agrees $1bn takeover of test-prep provider

Byju’s has inked a $1 billion deal to acquire Aakash Educational Services, a test-prep provider, ...
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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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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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US: Vista Equity Partners acquires IT education platform Pluralsight

Austin, Texas-headquartered Vista Equity Partners has acquired Pluralsight for $3.5 billion.
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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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Brazil: Afya lifts profit by nearly 50%

Brazilian medical education group Afya has reported third-quarter 2020 adjusted net income of 101.2 million ...
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Brazil: Afya acquires Faculdade Ciências Médicas da Paraíba

Afya has acquired Faculdade Ciências Médicas da Paraíba (FCMPB), through its wholly-owned subsidiary Afya Participações.
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MBH Corporation acquires beauty training academy

London-based investment holding company MBH Corporation has acquired NVQ Nail & Beauty Specialists Training Academy,
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UK: Expanding MBH acquires sports education firm

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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: 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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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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US: K12 Inc to acquire second coding school and healthcare educator

K12 Inc, an education company that sells online schooling and curricula for pre-K through to ...
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China: ATA Creativity Global announces profit and increased enrolment

ATA Creativity Global, the Beijing-based educational experiences and services company, has announced third-quarter 2020 net ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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: 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: Palatine confirms investment in Back2Work through Impact Fund

Palatine Private Equity has completed the sixth investment from its Impact Fund, acquiring a minority ...
2 years
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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 ...
2 years
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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 ...
2 years
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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 years
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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 ...
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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 ...
2 years
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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, ...
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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 ...
2 years
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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 ...
2 years
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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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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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