Colombian Ed-Tech Company AMIGAS Raises Funds from Gray Matters Capital

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(Press Release) Leading impact investor Gray Matters Capital has made an equity investment in Aulas AMiGAS, a high growth education company based in Medellin, Colombia that develops technology transforming how students learn across Latin America. As part of the investment, GMC also has participation in start-ups SuperProfe, Editorial Aulas AMiGAS, Domoti, QBIC, and La Fundacion Aulas AMiGAS. GMC’s Director of Latin American investment, Sebastian von Stauffenberg commented that “the investment in Aulas Amigas gives GMC a strong entry in the Latin American education market.” Read more

WikiHow Acquires NXTP Labs’ GuideCentral (en español)

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(NXTP Labs) WikiHow, a handy site that provides users with how-to instructions for just about anything, has just acquired NXTP Labs portfolio company and DIY site, GuideCentral. Read more

Kinea Makes Debt Investment in Education Company Uninter Educacional (em português)

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(Isto e Dinheiro) Kinea Private Equity has made a convertible debt investment in Brazilian education company Uninter Educacional. Read more

Mexico Development Partners Announces Strategic Alliance in the Education Industry

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(Press Release)Mexico Development Partners announced that it has formed a Strategic Alliance with UI Universidad Internacional de Estudios Superiores A.C. to improve quality of its facilities and curriculum, strengthen its ties with the business community, and expand its network of campuses. Read more

The Carlyle Group & Vinci Partners Jointly Acquire Brazilian Education Company Uniasselvi

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(Press Release) The Carlyle Group and Vinci Partners have jointly acquired Uniasselvi, a Brazilian education platform. Read more

Atlas Discovery Looks to Issue New CKD (en español)

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(El Econimista) Private equity firm Atlas Discovery Mexico plans to issue a new CKD with on the Mexico Stock Exchange for MXN$5,000m to invest in the education, health transportation, logistics, consumer and manufacturing sectors. Read more

Tarpon Buys 36% Stake in Somos Educação (em português)

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(Arena do Pavini) Tarpon private equity, through its fund THunnus Participações, bought a 36% stake in Somos Educação for R$563m. Read more

Capital Group Sells Stake in Grupo Ibmec Educacional

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(Estadão E&N) Marking the largest acquisition in the country, DeVry has purchased Brazil’s Grupo Ibmec Educacional for R$699m from Capital Group International. Read more

Kaszek Backed Open English Acquires Brazil’s Next University

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(Businesswire) Open English, the leading online English-language learning school in the Americas, announced today the acquisition of Next University. With this acquisition, Open English increases its portfolio of online educational products beyond English. Next University’s digital technology certificates in high-demand areas such as Web Development, Android Apps Development, and Software Development in JavaScript represent a dynamic line-up of products Open English can now offer its current and prospective students. Similar to Open English, Next University offers its students a high quality and convenient educational experience that is only possible through an online platform. Read more