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US-based ISA acquires GlobaLinks

US-based ISA acquires GlobaLinks

North America-based International Studies Abroad has merged with GlobaLinks Learning Abroad, expanding its portfolio of study destinations in the Asia Pacific region. The agreement will result in GlobaLinks branding being phased out over the coming months, bringing the entire company under the ISA name by January 2015.

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Bowmark acquires minority stake in ISIS Group

Bowmark acquires minority stake in ISIS Group

Mid-market private equity firm Bowmark Capital has bought a minority share in ISIS Education Group and is providing development capital funding to support the business’s expansion plans. Founded in 1991, ISIS is a UK-based education business providing English language, sixth-form, university pathways and educational tour programmes to UK and international students.

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Holmes Group acquires Sol, expands to North America

Holmes Group acquires Sol, expands to North America

Australia-based Holmes Group has entered the US and Canadian markets after acquiring four North American locations of Sol Schools International with plans to expand in the region The PIE News has learned. The group will also move into the pathway market after signing an agreement with the UK’s University of Buckingham.

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ESE in Malta to buy hotel for €14m

ESE in Malta to buy hotel for €14m

A St Paul’s Bay hotel in Malta is to be sold to European School of English (ESE) in a deal worth €14m, according to the Times of Malta. The acquisition is the first entire acquisition in a hotel that the school has made and is a significant investment into accommodation for its clients.

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New Abroad 101 owners prioritise accountability

New Abroad 101 owners prioritise accountability

Members of the Abroad 101 advisory board have acquired the US-based study abroad directory with plans to bring it back from the brink of closure. The new owners intend to use the site, which attracts more than 2,000 visitors daily, to increase accountability in student mobility and advocate for “off the beaten path” study experiences.

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