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The macro factors supporting EdTech are undeniable, as are the investment $ looking to be deployed in the sector

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Sector Report: Education Technology H1 2021

Contact: Rupert Sadler

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY | Trends and Drivers

  • Education Technology has never been more in focus, given the spotlight the pandemic has shone on (a) the limitations of traditional methodologies for transferring and improving knowledge and skills; and (b) the additional administrative complexity associated with ever-changing health and location requirements of pupils, students and workers
  • This has led to a huge increase in deal momentum, with $7.1Bn of global EdTech transactions announced in H1 2021 alone, compared with $4.5Bn in the whole of 2019.
  • The public markets are also demonstrating huge interest in the Education Technology market, with US-listed EdTech stocks up some 88% since the start of the pandemic, at least 5 US EdTech IPOs either completed or expected in 2021 and some $11Bn of firepower  available from EdTech-focused SPACs
  • As we look into the second half of 2021 and beyond, we do not expect the pace of dealflow to diminish. The macro factors supporting EdTech are undeniable, as are the investment $ looking to be deployed in the sector
  • GCA is one of the leading advisers to the Education Technology sector globally, having advised on nine transactions in the last 12  months and with multiple live engagements in the space
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