We are a Special Purpose Acquisition Company focused on the Education, Education Technology and Future of Work Sectors
“Our aim is to build a global acquisition and investment platform of next-generation education and training companies”
We intend to build an industry leading sustainable education platform business with attractive returns on invested capital and robust free cash flow generation. We intend to offer investors near-term access and direct investment exposure to the long-term trends favourably impacting the education, training and edtech sectors and to the associated consolidation and value-creation opportunities. We intend to take a patient and disciplined approach to investing with an emphasis on compounding capital over the long-term. We intend to partner with proven management teams and foster an ownership culture with strong alignment of incentives.
Charles McIntyre and Benjamin Vedrenne-Cloquet - 2019 Citi Education Research Report >
We see 5 main drivers of Growth and Transformation in the Education Sector & Training Sector: Digitisation, Personalisation, Privatisation, Globalisation, Automation (AI)!
A global team of experienced investors, advisors, and operators in the education sector
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Our founders and management, led by Charles McIntyre, Executive Chairman of our board of directors, and Benjamin Vedrenne-Cloquet, our Chief Executive Officer, have significant experience as investors, advisors and operators in fragmented industries undergoing global consolidation and digital transition, in particular the media and education sectors. Together, they have been building and leading a thematic platform dedicated to the education, training and edtech sectors comprised of two companies – IBIS Capital and Edtech Global. We will have access to the resources and strategic capabilities of both IBIS Capital and Edtech Global (together, our “platform partners”), which we believe will give us a competitive advantage in our acquisition strategy and our ability to identify and implement value creation initiatives.
The biggest sustained, mass experiment in online education since the internet was founded in the 1980s
- Tim Culpan on the impact of COVID-19 on online education - Bloomberg | February 2020
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By 2050, the average amount of time each of us spends in learning, training or upskilling will have tripled. Some fear a race against accelerated obsolescence. We foresee the greatest acceleration of human potential in history!
Charles McIntyre and Benjamin Vedrenne-Cloquet - Citi Education Conference – London, June 2018
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