29 August 2012 - DRS Data & Research Services issued its interim results for the period ending June 30th, 2012. The Company specialises in data captures services and the manufacture, sale and support of optical and image scanning equipment used in the education, census and election markets. The Company delivers examinations and assessment equipment and services for the education market.
17 August 2012 - LZYE Group, a Hong Kong based education provider, has listed on the London AIM market with a market capitalisation of £19.7m. Founded in 2006 by Michelle Lai, LZYE currently operates from three centres in Hong Kong. Over 2,000 children (aged between 6 months and 12 years old) attend courses held at its purpose-designed centres on a regular monthly basis, generating a monthly income of HK$1,600,000.
17 August 2012 - Pure Student Living, a London focused student accommodation brand established by global alternative asset manager, The Carlyle Group (“Carlyle”) in association with Generation Estates Limited (“GEL”), has announced, the practical completion of its first property, the 400 bed Pure Highbury, located in Finsbury Park, North London.
17 July 2012 - Apollo Group has sold Manders Portman Woodward (“MPW”) to Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc. ("Levine Leichtman") for £54.8m. MPW is one of the UK’s best known independent for-profit sixth form college groups with colleges in London, Birmingham and Cambridge. MPW offers full-time GCSE courses, A-level courses and intensive A-level and GSCE retake and revision courses.
11 July 2012 - Bloomsbury Publishing plc purchased Applied Visual Arts Publishing ("AVA"), creative publishers for the applied digital arts for a total consideration of CHF 2.56m (approximately £1.73m). The consideration will be paid in cash from existing cash balances in three equal annual instalments, commencing on the date of completion.
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