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AEC Education plc

Company summary

AEC Education plc, is an AIM listed company which provides English language training, professional education, higher education, workplace training and examination and certification services from locations in the UK, Singapore, Malaysia and elsewhere in the Far East.

Company research

AEC Education plc. A tiddler with big ambitions.

19 October 2012 - AEC Education plc provides English language training, professional education, higher education and workplace training from locations in the UK, Singapore and Malaysia. This report reviews each segment of the business, identifying strengths and weaknesses, considers recent corporate activity and the Company's valuation. more →

Company news

Problems with its English Language business in the UK continues to obscure AEC’s Asian success.

15 January 2013 - ​AEC, the educational programmes provider, has issued an update on trading for the financial year to 31 December 2012. more →

AEC Education Sells Educational Resources To Pearson for £2.5 Million

04 October 2012 - AEC Education plc, a higher eductation, vocational training and English language business, has agreed to sell its non-core examinations subsidiary, Educational Resources Pte Ltd, or ER, to Pearson Education South Asia Pte. Ltd. for £2.5 million in cash. more →

AEC Education shocks the market with big losses at the interim stage

24 September 2012 - AEC Education plc has taken the market by surprise announcing large losses in its Malvern House English language business. In the six months ending June 30, 2012, the division ran up losses of £939k pushing the Company into the red. The news sent the share price reeling by 25% to 8.5p valuing the Company’s equity at £3.7m and its enterprise value (equity value less net cash) at just £850k. more →


Equity Strategies successfully advises on $342m nutrition and health acquisition

25 January 2016 - ​Equity Strategies is pleased to announce its lead role in the acquisition of INVE Aquaculture Holding B.V.

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Equity Strategies originates £3.2m acquisition of leading veterinary CPD & training provider

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Equity Strategies advises on £41m deals in aquaculture breeding and genetics

02 March 2015 - Equity Strategies advised Benchmark Holdings plc on two strategic acquisitions in aquaculture breeding and genetics valued at £41m.

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