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May 7, 2013 |
The first quarter was a particularly busy period for deal activity involving UK education companies compared to same period in 2012. INTO University Partnerships, the global education partnering business founded by Andrew Colin in 2005, secured a £66m equity investment from Leeds Equity Partners for a 25% stake in the business. INTO’s partnerships with universities are designed to increase student capacity, drive additional revenue and support greater international student mobility and since 2005 INTO has developed 16 university partnerships in the UK, US and Asia. The Brighton-based business...
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January 30, 2013 |
The most significant transaction across the UK education industry in 2012 was Montagu Private Equity’s acquisition of The College of Law for around £200m. The acquisition was the most hotly contested auction of 2012 as the deal included all of The College of Laws accreditations, thus enabling the college to continue to award its degrees and other qualifications. Another contested auction was concluded in March 2012 when Investcorp, the Bahrain-based investment company, acquired GL Education Group, the publisher of educational assessments and tests, from Veronis Suhler Stevenson in a deal with...
Transactions involving private equity firms or companies backed by private equity continue to shape deal activity across the UK education industry according to the latest Education Industry Review Quarterly for Q3 2012 published by Meissa this week.
In August Graphite Capital backed the management buy-out of Explore Learning, the supermarket-based English and maths tutorial company. Graphite acquired a majority stake in Explore Learning from a group of investors including the Spectrum Venture Management Fund and Wittington Investments Limited. Setup in 2001, Explore Learning currently operates...
The latest Education Industry Deal Review Quarterly from Meissa reveals that the value of M&A activity across the education industry involving UK companies increased in the first half of 2012 compared to the second half of 2011. The top five deals in the first half of 2012 where the deal price was disclosed were valued at around £450m compared to around £375m for the top five deals in the first half of 2011. As in 2011, Pearson remains the most active UK acquirer, accounting for two deals in the US worth around £150m, although the company was trumped by Montagu Private Equity’s £200m...
M&A activity across the education industry slowed down in Q1 2012, according to the latest Assignment Report Education Industry Deal Review, published today by Meissa. To receive a copy sign-up to a free two-issue trial to The Assignment Report at www.theassignmentreport.com before 30 April 2012.
In the US, the stand-out deal of Q1 2012 was PLATO Learning’s $291m acquisition of Dallas-based Archipelago Learning, a provider of online subscription-based content and assessment products for preK-12 students.
The principal deal in the UK during the first quarter 2012 was Investcorp’s...
Private equity firms and Pearson dominate 2011’s global education deals says The Assignment Report's Education Industry Deal Review for Q4 2011 published on 20 January 2012. Top of the 2011 deal list is Hellman & Friedman’s acquisition of SunGard Higher Education, the US-based software company, for $1,775m from SunGard Data Systems. Announced in August 2011, the transaction received regulatory approval in December 2011. This deal followed Providence Equity Partners acquisition of Blackboard, the Washington DC-based VLE technology company for $1,640m.
During 2011 Pearson spent over...
Meissa has published the first issue of The Assignment Report's Education Industry Deal Review covering Q3 2011. The report summarises deal activity across the UK education industry together with significant transactions in the US and other key international education markets. The Education Industry Deal Review is provided as part of the annual subscription to The Assignment Report. For a free trial visit www.theassignmentreport.com
Here are the top ten largest education industry deals in the last 12 months to 30 September 2011.
The Assignment Report is the leading market intelligence subscription newsletter for the UK education industry. Published monthly since 2005, the Assignment Report provides an in-depth analysis on the companies operating throughout the sector.