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Category: Australasia

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Australia: Bain Capital sells Only About Children to Bright Horizons for $320m

Private equity firm Bain Capital has sold Australian child care group Only About Children (OAC) ...
3 weeks
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Exclusive: SI-UK sale attracts bidders at £100m EV

The sale process for student recruitment company SI-UK has attracted several bidders with offers in ...
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France: Go1 buys e-learning platform Coorpacademy

Australian corporate education provider Go1 has acquired Coorpacademy, an e-learning platform and content library with offices ...
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Australia: Affinity acquires early education and care centres from Oxanda Education

Affinity Education Group has acquired 12 early education and care centres owned by Oxanda Education ...
2 months
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Australia: G8 Education buys stake in babysitting app Kiddo

Childcare company G8 Education has purchased a 20% stake in Brisbane-based on-demand babysitting app Kiddo ...
2 months
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Australia: Investment funds acquire Camp Australia debt

Several investment management funds are acquiring debt in Australia’s largest outside-school-hours care provider, Camp Australia, ...
2 months
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Australia: Mayfield Childcare reports solid annual profit

Malvern, Victoria-based early childhood education and care provider Mayfield Childcare has reported 2021 earnings before ...
3 months
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Australia: Monarch Institute acquires Browns English Language School

Melbourne-headquartered tertiary education provider Monarch Institute has acquired English language training and vocational school Browns.
3 months
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Australia: Student mentoring platform Vygo raises £1.5m

Brisbane-based ed tech start-up Vygo has raised £1.5m in a pre-seed funding round led by ...
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Ardian-backed AD Education buys SAE Europe from Navitas

Ardian-backed higher education platform AD Education has acquired the European operations of SAE International (SAE ...
4 months
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Australia: Docebo acquires educational consulting agency Skillslive

Toronto-based learning management system provider Docebo has acquired Skillslive, an educational consulting agency located in ...
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Australia: Softline buys majority stake in corporate training firm Academy IT

IT and digital transformation company Softline is acquiring an 85% stake in Academy IT, which ...
4 months
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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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Australia: Edge Early Learning raises A$25m

Queensland-based early childhood education and care provider Edge Early Learning has secured A$25 million (£13.2 ...
5 months
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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 ...
6 months
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Australasia: Busy Bees expands down under

UK-based childcare company Busy Bees has made its first acquisition in New Zealand and has ...
7 months
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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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Exclusive: Busy Bees’ backer hires bankers for £2.5bn 2022 auction

The majority owner of Busy Bees, the largest private UK nursery operators with some 650 ...
8 months
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New Zealand: Up Education acquires trades training and managed apprenticeship firm

Auckland-based independent vocational education provider, Up Education, has acquired G&H Training, a private training establishment ...
8 months
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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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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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Australia: G8 acquires in-home care provider

Australian childcare provider G8 Education has acquired specialist in-home childcare and National Disability Insurance Scheme ...
8 months
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Australia: Busy Bees acquires 11 settings

Early childhood education and care provider Busy Bees Early Learning Australia has acquired 11 Perth-based ...
8 months
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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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Australia: Pearson acquires AI analytics company Faethm

London-based publishing and education company Pearson has acquired workforce AI and predictive analytics company Faethm.
9 months
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New Zealand: Evolve Education announces half-year loss

Auckland-based New Zealand and Australian childcare and education centre operator Evolve Education Group has announced ...
9 months
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Australia: Cluey to acquire Code Camp and announces capital raise

Sydney-based online learning support and school tutoring company Cluey is acquiring coding and digital skills ...
9 months
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Australia: Think Childcare reports profit ahead of expected acquisition

Think Childcare has reported underlying earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation of A$9.2 million ...
9 months
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Australia: G8 Education swings back into profit

Australian childcare provider, G8 Education, has announced statutory net profit after tax of A$25.1 million ...
9 months
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New Zealand: Crimson Education receives capital injection – report

New Zealand-headquartered online schooling provider Crimson Education has raised A$23.8 million (£12.6 million) in a ...
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Tenzing exits Smoothwall in sale to Australian cyber-security firm

UK private equity house Tenzing has sold its stake in education safeguarding software provider Smoothwall ...
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Interview: Tutoring platform launches $100m fundraise ahead of global M&A drive

Cuemath, an India-based online maths-tutoring provider, will embark on an acquisition spree after it closes ...
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Australia: GO1 raises US$200m in Series D funding

Corporate education start-up GO1 has closed a US$200 million Series D funding round by SoftBank ...
10 months
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Australia: Education fintech Study Loans secures $50m facility

Melbourne-based education fintech Study Loans has secured a $50 million facility from Australian credit fund ...
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Australia: Busy Bees’ acquisition of Think Childcare gets green light

Think Childcare has confirmed that it is being acquired by Busy Bees Early Learning Australia ...
11 months
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Australasia: KKR expands education portfolio with ed tech takeover

Private equity behemoth KKR has signed a deal to acquire a majority stake in New ...
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Exclusive: UK ed tech lights fire under Series C fundraise

A UK-based ed tech is working with corporate financiers on a capital raise that could ...
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Australia: Childcare group changes hands in £350m private equity deal

Australian childcare operator Affinity Education has been sold to buyout group Quadrant Private Equity in ...
11 months
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Australia: School management system provider Xuno acquires analytics company

School management system Xuno has acquired analytics company GradeXpert, which tracks and compares aspects of ...
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Australia: Keypath Education slips in stock market debut

Keypath Education International, the online higher education provider, slipped as much as 8.4% in its ...