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GEMS Education eyes SE Asian markets in 2015

GEMS Education, a big Dubai-based schools operator, is looking at opportunities to expand in 2015 in new markets including Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines and China, the company's executive director said on Monday. The exp

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Blackstone, Mumtalakat buy into GEMS Education

Dubai's Fajr Capital said on Wednesday that it was part of a group including Blackstone and Bahrain sovereign fund Mumtalakat that acquired a "significant minority stake" in UAE-based GEMS Education. No price for the

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GEMS joins SAP University Alliances Program

Dubai-based GEMS Education has become the first K-12 Institution in Mena to join SAP’s University Alliances Programme (UAP), which provides hands-on experience of key technology solutions. The union was announced in Dubai at

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Gems $200m sukuk oversubscribed

A $200 million hybrid sukuk offered by Gems Education, a Dubai-based schools operator, is oversubscribed before final pricing, according to a document from lead arrangers. Initial pricing thoughts remain at a profit rate of 11.75-

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Gems Education prices debut sukuk

Gems Education, a Dubai-based schools operator, has set initial pricing thoughts of an 11.75-12.00 percent profit rate for its planned debut sale of hybrid Islamic bonds, according to a document from lead arrangers. The company, w

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Deloitte assists Gems in $545m debt facility

Deloitte Corporate Finance has acted as financial advisers to Gems Education on raising a Dh2 billion ($545 million) senior debt facility as part of the company’s continuing investment in the education sector. Gems Education

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GEMS Education raises $545m loan for expansion

GEMS Education, a UAE-based education company, has raised a 2 billion dirham ($545 million) loan from local banks for new investments in schools in the region and for refinancing, a company statement said on Sunday. The loan, whic

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Gems, Aruba team up for Wi-Fi initiative

Gems Education, an international K-12 education company based in Dubai, has teamed up with Aruba Networks, to install a wireless network solution across all their schools in order to implement a BYOD (bring your own device) initiative.

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Varkey Gems supports Sewa Day

Varkey Gems Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Gems Education, has supported Sewa Day, a globally recognised initiative encouraging thousands of people to come together with an aim of supporting their local community. This is do

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Future schools to focus on Blended Learning

The schools of the future will be vastly different in 2020 with more focus on ‘Blended Learning,’ according to experts at the annual Global Management Conference held in Dubai. Blended Learning combines traditional face-to-f

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