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Thursday, March 21, 2019 | News

Ardian acquires Study Group from Providence Equity Partners

We'd like to congratulate Ardian on the successful acquisition of Study Group from Providence Equity Partners.  

Study Group is a leading provider of international education in the UK and Europe, Australia, New Zealand and North America. The business prepares international students, who wish to enter leading English-speaking universities, through educational courses that provide them with the academic, language and learning skills needed to succeed. A world leader, Study Group partners with 48 prestigious universities around the world and continues to benefit from robust demand for international education. We are proud to have supported Ardian in assessing Study Group’s market position and growth prospects during the acquisition process.

Inflexion acquires Times Higher Education from TPG Capital

We also congratulate TPG Capital on the successful sale of Times Higher Education (THE) to Inflexion. THE has become a stand-alone business for the first time, having been carved out from its parent business TES Global, heralding a new chapter of growth. The sale follows a period of significant growth, in which THE has transitioned from being a primarily UK-focused media company to a global data and insights business working with around 700 universities across the world. The deal encompasses THE’s wide range of activities including its data, editorial, summits, hiring, branding and consultancy services.

We are a leading advisor to investors and corporate clients in the education sector, with expertise in delivery, publishing, EdTech and support services. Our topic expertise spans across K-12, Higher Education, and Professional / Corporate Training. We have advised on landmark deals, with these recent engagements being great examples of our growing presence and expertise in this sector. We have increasingly global presence in education, working closely with investors to identify attractive assets and drive value through the investment cycle.

For more details on this transaction or our broader experience in this space, please contact Pedro Sanches or Zee Ashraf.

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