"The education sector is going through a period of transition," said Peter Yoon, Managing Director at Berkery Noyes. "This was ignited by the recession, which highlighted the high cost of education as well as student debt loads, poor academic outcomes, and unemployment after graduation. These factors have created an environment where many are questioning the value of the traditional education models."Yoon continued, "There is currently an opportunity for acquirers to take advantage of the digital adoption in education and the potential to create new pathways for instruction and credentialing. We expect to see the rise and use of newer learning management systems, adaptive/personalized learning and other platforms that facilitate instruction in both an online and ground environment. In addition, the proliferation of tablets has accelerated the pace at which students are utilizing digital tools and content, allowing the introduction of new entrants into the space and compelling incumbent education providers to evaluate new technologies and models. All of this bodes well for future M&A activity."
Berkery Noyes Releases Education Industry M&A Report For Half Year 2013
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