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Global Education IPO and Takeover Update

The growth of education stocks and why it matters

44 Global Education Mega VC Rounds > $100M

The fundraising evolution of every single education player globally that has raised a USD$100m+ VC round

Q1 2019 Global Education Executive Brief

$2B of EdTech Venture Capital was invested globally, $5B+ of education M&A, education stocks gained $30B of market cap

250 Global Education Stocks

250 education companies with $192B market cap, $79B revenue, $10B EBITDA and 668 thousand teachers and professionals

France Education Market- February 2019

France leads EU in EdTech investments. Nineteen institutions of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) open up to new investment resources. Odyssey network of schools raises €11 million.

United States Education Market- February 2019

Regulatory changes could impact education quality and burden on student debt. Foreign student enrolments further decline. Education groups, publishers, LMS providers and tech giants strengthen digital focus.

China Education Market- February 2019

China sets long-term education modernization goals. Regulation on use of digital technologies is implemented in schools. K-12 players strengthen VC interest with new deals. Tomorrow Advancing Life (TAL) Education acquires Ready4.

Advanced Technology – February 2019

VR adoption gathering momentum in defence training. U.S. government drafts national AI strategy to catch up with China and others. 11 new universities join university blockchain initiative.

South East Asia Education Market- February 2019

Singapore ranks 2nd in 2019 Global Talent Competitiveness report. SEA countries double down on international education. EdTech startups in the Philippines are beginning to attract VC interest.

India Education Market- February 2019

A total of $15B was earmarked for the education sector for 2019- 20. Four Indian startups are among the finalists for the Next Billion Prize. Byju’s acquires Osmo, a play- based learning start-up.

Australia Education Market- February 2019

Australian international education sector grows by 15.3% over last year. Increased scrutiny on education agents and action against erring colleges on the cards. French and Hong Kong companies make valuable acquisitions.

Hong Kong Education Market- February 2019

Interest in Artificial Intelligence drives investments and influences academic programs. HK universities impress in Times Higher Education Asia-Pacific rankings.

Brazil Education Market- February 2019

Stocks tumble with Ministry of Education under investigation. Signa, an EdTech startup from Brazil, was a global finalist during the Next Billion Prize.

Russia Education Market- February 2019

State owned VC funds and banks lead EdTech investments. Russia aspires to be among 10 leading countries in education quality. Web development and analytics skills demand shoots up by 140%.

Germany Education Market- February 2019

The €5 billion K-12 Federal Funding package was passed in parliament. A centralized platform is planned for digital skill development. Largest education fair draws large numbers. Still, there are signs that show lack of digital leadership.

Global Giants – February 2019

Amazon is set to train students across 1000 U.S. high schools in computer science education. Tencent continues its push into online education. Google invests $1 million in online tutoring startup.

Japan Education Market- February 2019

Classi acquires stake in Educom to offer learning and school support package. Cram schools go digital. Mates EdTech raises 100 million JPY.

Capital Markets – 2019 Outlook

19 education companies go IPO in 2018. Chinese regulations force companies to list on U.S. and Hong Kong exchanges. Pearson reports increase in profits in 2018.

South East Asia Education Market- 2019 Outlook

Governments become more open to foreign players. Malaysian international students numbers jump up to 70% . Singapore moves away from testing and competition in schools. Startups focusing on ‘skills and jobs’ score high on VC investment.

France Education Market – 2019 Outlook

An EdTech accelerator was launched in Paris. The French extra-curricular learning market is estimated to grow by 67% come 2022. Corporate learning, lifelong learning and technology education are driving multiple investments.

Japan Education Market – 2019 Outlook

Three major changes in Japanese education are due by 2020. Tech companies are helping schools prepare for mandatory coding curriculum. Japan’s talent mismatch is identified as most acute in Asia-Pacific.

China Education Market – 2019 Outlook

Education sector faces heavy regulations. Twelve companies IPO in Hong Kong and U.S. exchanges. $5.2b in venture capital investments totals more than all other countries combined. Tech giants foraying into education space.

United States Education Market – 2019 Outlook

Government policies in 2018 target all levels of education. Education philanthrophy sees considerable activity. Moody’s maintaines a negative outlook for universities throughout 2018. USA ranks second to Hong Kong among most popular IPO destinations.

India Education Market- 2019 Outlook

Significant portion of educational content can now be accessed through smartphones. Government announces three-fold increase in the annual budget for interest-free education loans. Regional language publishing is also on the rise.

Brazil Education Market – 2019 Outlook

Policy change to drive common national curriculum and technology development. K-12 market begins to consolidate. Brazil’s Ministry of Education launches USD $160M line of credit for launching of innovation projects.

United Kingdom Education Market- 2019 Outlook

Education institutions brace up for further cuts in funding. Immigration policies lead to waning interest from foreign students. EdTech sector continues to grow, with over $500m in investment raised in 2018.

Hong Kong Education Market – 2019 Outlook

8 Chinese companies IPO’d or files on HKEX. HK pivoting away from a financial center to an innovation hub. AI startup SenseTime raises $600 million.

Germany Education Market – 2019 Outlook

A €5b fund for digitization of school infrastructure is expected in Q2 of 2019. Acquisitions and partnerships drive EdTech investments rather than VC funding. Reform plans to address severe shortage of teachers.

Investment Trends – 2019 Outlook

China’s venture capital (VC) investments have grown more than two-fold over the previous year. India is also hitting the strides with new players coming through the ranks.

Russia Education Market – November 2019

EdTech startups present two months of work under accelerator to industry expert practitioners. Micro-learning start-up wins at Russia’s largest tech startup competition.

Germany Education Market- November 2019

National Council for Education omits key representatives. Germany faces shortage of vocational school teachers. State and federal education ministries reach agreement on funding deal.

Latin America Education Market – November 2019

LATAM EdTech startups gain international recognition. Brazilian Ministry of Education launches $160 million credit line.

France Education Market- November 2019

Largest public bank opens first open data panorama of EdTech in schools. Ministry of Education and Caisse des Dépôts sign partnership for digital transformation in schools. EdTech giant is set to train software developers in Africa.

Capital Markets – November 2019

Leading education companies release quarterly reports with mixed results across the board.

Japan Education Market – November 2019

Robodan raised $1.6 million. Ministry of Education releases second guide on programming education. Edion is set to offer robotics classes.

China Education Market- November 2019

China’s VC investments in 2018 surpass the combined total of all other countries. Ministry of Education exercises strict regulations on after-school learning centers.

Investment Outlook- November 2019

Asian countries surge ahead in VC/PE investments. Africa’s UNICAF raises $28 million.

United States Education Market – November 2019

Department of Education undertakes overhaul of federal loan program. University insures itself againt drop in revenue from Chinese students.

India Education Market- November 2019

India becomes the third biggest EdTech VC investment market. Higher education in U.S. strengthens its appeal on Indian students. Laureate education exiting India business.

Australia Education Market- November 2019

International education grows at twice the rate of overall exports. EdTech market is gaining traction. Education stocks face uncertainty.

Advanced Technology – November 2019

AI, VR/AR technologies find increasing traction in defence sector. Institute of Ethical Artificial Intelligence in Education (IEAIED) in the UK is set to examine and address data privacy concerns for AI in education.

United Kingdom Education Market – November 2019

Challenger universities hoping to enter UK see positive signs. Four EdTech’s announce funding rounds of over $1 million.

Hong Kong Education Market- November 2019

Hong Kong steps up efforts for AI push. BabyTree IPOs on Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Game developer NetDragon launches digital education portal.

Africa Education Market- November 2019

Africa’s largest online learning platform raises $28 million. EdTech incubator Injini holds demo days while its alumni raises R500K.

Global Giants – November 2019

Tech giants move further into education delivery with free courses. Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) aims to become a mega-university. Udacity hunts for a sustainable business model.

United Kingdom Education Market – October 2019

Government’s plan to address language and literacy skills in 5-year olds heats up competition. MooC course gaining wider acceptance among employers.

India Education Market- October 2019

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in higher education set to rise. Tutoring and learning content EdTechs raise early-stage VC funding.

Australia Education Market- October 2019

Increased scrutiny on international education amid non-compliance to regulatory standards. Navitas in the midst of an AUD $2b private equity bid. Review of higher education provider category standards commences.

South East Asia Education Market- October 2019

Singapore abolishes testing system in schools. Private and international schools in Vietnam can now now enroll up to 50% Vietnamese students.

Hong Kong Education Market- October 2019

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) to build a new science and tech-focused campus in Guangzhou. Hong Kong’s Science and Technology Park (HKSTP) seeks more EdTechs to its programs.

Germany Education Market- October 2019

Government finalizes proposal for mobility of education across Europe. Union leaders demand higher education to be a legal right. Shortage of teachers to push reform plans.

Africa Education Market- October 2019

Report finds Education quality on a decline in Africa. Government and businesses come together to address challenges facing education.

Russia Education Market – October 2019

Technological startups in the field of education, social and IT are to benefit from Ministry of Education’s $100m fund. A number of education-related seminars and conferences were also held this month.

France Education Market – October 2019

Ministry of Education hosts European Code Week. Apple partners with social enterprise to teach coding skills to underprivileged students.

Investment Outlook- October 2019

EdTechs focusing on arts and creative subjects raise funding. Fragmented markets in India and Europe are gaining traction.

Advanced Technology – October 2019

AI adoption to flourish in China’s afterschool market. Massachusetts Institute of Technology makes $1 billion investment to setup new AI college.

United States Education Market – October 2019

Publishing house Wiley acquires Learning House for $200 million. Higher education adapting to the gig economy . Department of Education unveils unofficial version of of plan to setup neg-reg committee.

Japan Education Market – October 2019

Softbank offers JPY 100 million in scholarships for AI research. Tokyo-based VC firm, Mistletoe, invests $4 million in South Korean startup.

China Education Market- October 2019

VC funding in online education extends to creative and thinking skills. Digitization of homework still under criticism.

Global Giants – October 2019

Three of the top universities impress in endowment returns. LinkedIn marches ahead for global talent platform dominance. Apple integrates university student ID cards into Wallet.

Japan Education Market – September 2019

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) launches Future Classroom-Learning Innovation portal for latest EdTech trends. Japanese and American universities collaborate for online learning program.

China Education Market- September 2019

MoE regulations ban use of competitions for admissions. Tsinghua University ranked best in Asia. Coding startups for kids raise investment.

India Education Market- September 2019

India witnessing a surge of EdTech startups and investment interest. Enrolments of Indian students in UK universities are on the decline. Interest-free education loans to see massive spike.

Brazil Education Market- September 2019

Three hundred and sixty-four EdTech startups identified in mapping exercise. Kroton lays out ambitious merger and acquisition plans. Arco Educação raises around $220 million in NASDAQ IPO.

Hong Kong Education Market- September 2019

Additions of new private and international schools likely to cause surplus and outpace demand. School fee regulation favors local institutions.

Australia Education Market- September 2019

Role of migration agents recognized. VISA policy to be amended to attract international students in regional areas. Australian universities and TVET providers provided avenues to expand in Indonesia.

United States Education Market – September 2019

U.S. second most popular IPO destination for global education. MooCs testing the market with new models. Philanthropic and Foundation investment in education outpacing venture investment.

Africa Education Market- September 2019

Strong private school growth and acquisition activity. African EdTech startups selected to join 2018 MIT Solver Class. UK government announces $38 milllion funding for school partnerships.

United Kingdom Education Market – September 2019

Three EdTech companies raise over $10m between them. UK universities’ struggle for international students likely to continue. AI agenda in education gathering pace.

Germany Education Market- September 2019

Stumbling blocks for the ‘digital pact’ Federal Funding Package. €8.7b annual spend required to ensure continuing quality of kindergarten schools.

Investment Outlook- September 2019

Global EdTech volume skyrockets in Q3 of 2018. Indian’s only EdTech unicorn raises $100 million. Aggressive mergers and acquisitions activity on the cards in the education market.

South East Asia Education Market- September 2019

Singapore ranked 13th worldwide in a study on human capital and productivity. Myanmar draws interest of foreign education providers. Philippines initiates review of its K-12 rollout.

Advanced Technology – September 2019

Growing number of cyberattacks on EdTech companies and institutions. Kidsense launches automatic speech recognition technology targeted for the benefit of children. VR acceptance on the rise.

Russia Education Market – September 2019

Russian EdTech platforms get international attention. Shares on online education in Russia three times lower than world average. Language learning a promising area for EdTech investments.

France Education Market- September 2019

French bank to promote vocational education with € 2.5m in loans. French universities rise in world university rankings. Immersive EdTech start up Manzalab raises €2m.

Global Giants – September 2019

Giant universities in U.S. to close mega donor campaigns. Regular universities struggle financially. Facebook launches more education initiatives in coding, robotics and VR.

Capital Markets and Education Stocks – July 2018

Strayer-Capella Merger Complete. Reporting Season and Chegg, Pluralsight and 2U shining bright.

HIQ Global 100 Education Index

A market-capitalization-weighted index of the 100 largest publicly traded companies in the education sector around the world by market value.

The Complete List of Global Education Stocks

12 July 2018. 110 public education companies from around the world valued at US$156B, generating $64B in revenue and driven by 420,000 teachers and professionals.