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UK: Little Angels Childcare Nursery acquires Lancashire setting

Little Angels Childcare Nursery has acquired New Rainbow House Kindergarten in Thornton-Cleveleys, Lancashire.
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Australia: Busy Bees acquires Australian Child Care Career Options

Early childhood education and care provider Busy Bees Early Learning has acquired Brisbane-based registered training ...
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US: Sycamore Partners acquires early education franchisor Goddard Systems

New York City-based private equity firm Sycamore Partners has acquired Goddard Systems, franchisor of The ...
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UK: Kids Planet acquires six-setting Lancashire nursery group

Nursery group Kids Planet has purchased six nursery settings located in the Fylde Coast in ...
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UK: Apiary’s Thrive acquires Chester day nursery

Thrive Childcare and Education Group, a portfolio company of private equity firm Apiary Capital, has ...
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UK: Mini Rainbows purchases Edinburgh nursery

Nursery group Mini Rainbows has purchased the former Melville House Nursery in Edinburgh which was ...
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UK: Busy Bees acquires Montessori nursery in Enfield

The UK’s largest nursery group, Busy Bees has acquired Goldstar Montessori Day Nursery in Enfield, ...
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UK: ICP Education acquires two Scottish nurseries

Nursery group ICP Education has acquired its first settings in Scotland with the purchase of ...
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UK: Family First acquires South London preschool

Nursery group Family First has acquired Adventure Pre School in Carshalton, South London, which has ...
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UK: Oakley-backed ICP acquires Pear Tree Nurseries

ICP Education, a childcare operator backed by private equity firm Oakley Capital, has bought Pear ...
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UK: Family First purchases Surrey nursery school

Nursery group Family First has acquired Drayton House Nursery School in Guildford, Surrey.
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Netherlands: Onex exits Partou to Waterland

Canadian private equity firm Onex has sold its majority stake in Dutch childcare provider Partou ...
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Exclusive: N Family Club sells minority stake to Gresham House

UK-based nursery operator N Family Club has sold a minority stake of around 25-30% to ...
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UK: Hollies Day Nurseries acquires Kingfisher Day Nursery setting

Hollies Day Nurseries, a family-run day nursery group in Nottinghamshire has acquired Kingfisher Day Nursery ...
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UK: Kids Planet acquires West Midlands nursery

Nursery group Kids Planet has acquired The Green Nursery in Halesowen in the West Midlands.
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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) ...
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UK: All About Children mandates Lincoln International to run sale

UK-based nursery operator All About Children has appointed Lincoln International to find a buyer, EducationInvestor ...
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Exclusive: Sale of Alpha Plus assets starts with IM distribution

The sale process for some selective assets of Alpha Plus, a British group of independent ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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UAE: Babilou Group acquires Bright Kids Nurseries

Babilou Group has acquired Bright Kids Nurseries, an early learning group with six branches in ...
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UK: Kids Planet purchases Bolton nursery

National nursery provider Kids Planet has acquired The Owls Nursery in Bolton, Greater Manchester.
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UK: Sky High Achievers adds third nursery setting

Nursery group, Sky High Achievers has acquired The Bungalow Day Nursery in Denton, Manchester.
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UK: OakNorth Bank provides loan to Lancashire nursery and preschool

OakNorth Bank has provided capital to Strawberry Fields Nursery and Preschool to pursue a buy ...
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UK: All About Children purchases Leicestershire nursery

National nursery operator, All About Children has acquired Progress House Day Nursery in the Leicestershire ...
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China: RYB Education to divest directly operated kindergarten business

Early childhood education service provider, RYB Education announced it is entering into termination agreements to ...
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UK: The Old Station Nursery Group acquires Townsend Montessori

The Old Station Nursery Group has acquired Townsend Montessori, a Kent-based group of six nurseries.
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UK: Famly buys early years software company FirstSteps

Danish early years software company Famly has acquired UK-based nursery management platform FirstSteps.
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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 ...
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UK: eEducation Albert acquires children’s learning platform Sumdog

Gothenburg, Sweden-based ed tech eEducation Albert is acquiring Sumdog, an ed tech with operations primarily ...
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UK: Apiary portfolio company Thrive completes two bolt-on nursery acquisitions

Apiary-backed Thrive Childcare and Education has acquired the Village Nursery Group and Poplars Day Nursery.
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US: Childcare company Vivvi raises $15m in Series B funding

New York City-based Vivvi, an employer-sponsored childcare company, has raised $15 million in Series B ...
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Jersey: Busy Bees acquires St Helier setting

Nursery group Busy Bees has acquired Leeward Childcare, an independent nursery school located at the ...
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UK: Storal Learning acquires East Sussex setting

Nursery group Storal Learning has acquired Blueberry Nursery School in Hove, East Sussex, a private ...
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UK: Kids Planet acquires six-setting Twinkles Nursery Group in Yorkshire

Nursery group Kids Planet has purchased Twinkles Nursery Group, six purpose-built and purpose-designed facilities located ...
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US: Teaching Strategies acquires early childhood education company Quality Assist

Bethesda, Maryland-based Teaching Strategies, which develops early childhood curriculum, assessment, professional learning, and family engagement ...
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UK: Taunton School to invest £20m in campus development

Work begins next week on a new sixth-form centre and library at Taunton School in ...
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Singapore: Affirma Capital acquires Little Paddington Preschool chain

Paddington Enterprise, an operator of premium preschools across Singapore under the umbrella of Little Paddington ...
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UK: Launchpad Early Years acquires nine nursery settings

Charity Launchpad Early Years has acquired Paint Pots Pre-School and Nursery, nine settings predominantly located ...
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