Sunday 21 December 2014

Business Partners Launch South Africa SME Education Fund

SME financiers Business Partners have announced the launch of a ZAR150m (USD13m) SME education fund. Business Partners intend to lend between ZAR0.5-25m to companies in the education sector such as schools and colleges, but also educational buildings and...

Pearson Education Fund: Bypassing Impact Investors?

  Pearson, UK-incorporated learning and education firm and owner of the Financial Times, have announced that they are launching a USD15m fund, the Pearson Affordable Learning Fund, to ‘build scalable services to meet a burgeoning demand for...

XSML Invest in DRC School Group

XSML have acquired a stake in Le Palmier, an educational institution in Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This is the third investment of their Central Africa SME Fund (CASF) in the DRC. Le Palmier currently has three schools for children from four to 18 years of age, i.e. nursery, primary and secondary...

Kenya Seeks Private Investment for Universities

The Kenyan government is seeking private investment to expand facilities and student housing for the country’s overcrowded public universities. University World News reports that government officials are in talks with several South African investors to...

Fanisi Strikes Private Education Deal in Kenya

East Africa’s UDS50m Fanisi Venture Capital Fund has acquired Hillcrest International Schools in Kenya for an undisclosed sum. Fanisi reportedly paid off KES620m (USD6.7m) in debt to rescue the embattled private education group from receivership....