March 2012 saw some significant acquisition activity across the sector including Investcorp’s purchase of GL Education Group, Plato Learning’s $291m purchase of Archipelago Learning and Blackboard surprisingly buying two official Moodle partners. In the April 2012 issue of The Assignment Report we include there stories plus analysis of activity across the education industry, including:
Revenue up 4% at Tribal.
Findel expects 12% fall in education sales for FY12.
Nord Anglia Education refinances with $325m bond issue.
Growth in Asia drives revenue at Cognita.
December 2011's issue of the Assignment Report is now available. Included in this month’s issue:
Half-year operating profit down 80% at Findel’s education supplies business.
Mouchel agrees revised banking facilities.
Pearson to acquire Global Education and Technology for $155m.
Potential buyers circle the College of Law.
Wey Education pulls out of acquisition of Place Group.
PWC seeks buyers for NEC and other LSN businesses.
Knewton to integrate its platform with Pearson’s HE content and courses.
Archipelago Learning integrates EducationCity’s US operations.
The UK education market remains "challenging" according to recently published accounts from a variety of companies across the industry. In July's issue of The Assignment Report we look at the recent numbers from a range of companies including Findel, The Consortium, WJEC, CACHE, Immersive Education, Epic Group, Synarbor, Havelock Europa and Woodspeen Training. There's also an update of last month's M&A activity within the industry and the recent funding round for Autology World. For more information visit www.theassignmentreport.com
Issue 67 of The Assignment Report has been published. This month’s issue includes an analysis of RM and EDI’s latest results and news of a further fall in sales at Findel’s education business. For more information visit www.theassignmentreport.com
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