M&A in education – Braeburn Schools acquires Hillcrest International School

Braeburn Schools Ltd has agreed to acquire Hillcrest International School, based in Kenya. Braeburn intends to continue operating the Hillcrest Schools under the Hillcrest brand and the transaction is expected to be closed in the third quarter of 2022 after the required approvals are obtained from the Ministry of Education and the Kenya competition authorities. Hillcrest International School has seen various owners, as it was acquired 3-years ago by the Dubai based GEMS Education for Sh2.6 billion from Fanisi Capital.

Braeburn Schools is a group of 16 co-educational international schools spread over 9-campuses that provides British National Curriculum and GCE A-Levels to over 3,600 pupils. Braeburn Schools was established in 1979 as a single school and the group has now grown to become the largest group of international schools in East Africa, with 16 existing schools.

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