Sunday 21 September 2014

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....