Stonepeak, a leading alternative investment firm specializing in infrastructure and real assets, and Inspired Education Group (“Inspired” or the “Company”), the leading global group of premium schools, announced a long-term partnership pursuant to which Stonepeak will make a €1.0bn minority equity investment in the Company.
Founded in 2013 by Nadim M Nsouli, Inspired is a co-educational, non-denominational, international provider of private schools offering world class learning opportunities to students. The Company currently educates more than 55,000 students from Kindergarten to Year 13 across a global group of over 70 premium schools in 20 countries on 5 continents. Inspired’s award winning schools utilize the group’s global presence to offer access to best in class holistic curricula for students and are recognized as amongst the highest performing in the world.
With Stonepeak’s strong backing, Inspired will continue to be led and controlled by its Founder and expects to further accelerate its growth and global expansion through the development of new school campuses, continued investment in innovation – including the Company’s growing suite of digital offerings – and selective acquisitions of leading schools. Stonepeak’s expertise in scaling businesses will support Inspired and its management team’s vision to become the most impactful education group worldwide.
Nadim M Nsouli, Inspired Founder, Chairman, and CEO, said, “In less than 9 years, we have become the leading global group of premium schools. We have been able to do so by being laser focused on delivering an outstanding holistic educational journey to our students around the world and getting over 90% of them into their first-choice university destinations. In addition to owning some of the leading schools globally, we have been rapidly growing our fully online school and expanding our technology initiatives in our classrooms. I am proud to have assembled some of the most prestigious blue-chip investors to support our expansion including GIC (Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund), TA Associates, Warburg Pincus, and the Oppenheimer and Mansour family offices. I would like to now welcome Stonepeak, who are exactly the type of long-term investor that shares our ambition, vision for growth and dedication to the pursuit of excellence in education, to our group.”