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28 August 2014

Blackstone nears first deal in Middle East

dubai US private equity major Blackstone is reportedly nearing a deal to buy a minority stake in Dubai-based schools operator GEMS Education.

27 August 2014

Insight leads $135m Series B for online tech training company Pluralsight

six-books-1184809-m Insight Venture Partners has led a healthy $135m funding round for online tech training company Pluralsight.

18 August 2014

Singapore’s GIC acquires 18.5% stake in Abril Educacao

Brazil Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC has bought an 18.5 per cent stake in Brazil-based education services business Abril Educacao.

8 August 2014

Altas Partners, Baring acquire stake in St George’s University in Grenada

st george Private equity firms Altas Partners and Baring Private Equity Asia have bought a substantial stake in St George's University in Grenada.

6 August 2014

Martin Nesbitt’s Vistria Group raises more than $140m for debut fund

chicago Vistria, a Chicago-based mid-market firm led by one of US President Barack Obama’s closest friends Martin Nesbitt, has raised nearly $150m, AltAssets has learned.

6 August 2014

Felicis Ventures raises $96m for fourth fund

money Seed-stage investment firm Felicis Ventures has held a final close on $96m for its fourth fund, which was oversubscribed.

11 July 2014

Nearly half of Brazilian GPs are sector agnosticp

Brazil Nearly half of GPs operating in Brazil expect to be sector agnostic in the next two years, data from Brazil’s private equity and venture capital association showed.

9 July 2014

Sequoia’s China Maple Leaf Education Systems files for Hong Kong IPO

skool Venture capital-backed Hong Kong-based school operator China Maple Leaf Education Systems is preparing for an IPO.

3 June 2014

Insight Ventures, GIC buy education software company iParadigms from Warburg for $752m

education_lrg Insight Venture Partners and Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC have agreed to buy education software business iParadigms from Warburg Pincus in a $752m deal.

28 May 2014

African Development Partners II backs Moroccan university with $20m

marrakesh private university Pan-African private equity fund African Development Partners II has been tapped for a $20m equity investment in Morocco’s Université Privée de Marrakech.

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