Inflexion Private Equity has acquired Times Higher Education, the higher education analysis firm, from private equity firm TPG Capital.
Times Higher Education (THE) provides university data, rankings and content to institutions, academics, students, industry and governments. Its clients use the information to analyse, assess and select higher education institutions.
THE has more than 700 clients around the world, including Oxford and Cambridge Universities, Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Its website attracts over 30 million unique visitors annually and the company employs over 100 people.
Trevor Barratt, CEO of Times Higher Education, said: “With their strong global focus, digital expertise and entrepreneurial roots, Inflexion is a natural partner for us at an exciting stage in our development.”
Simon Turner, Managing Partner of Inflexion, added: “Times Higher Education has an excellent brand and an exceptionally driven management team. By carving the business out, we can firmly focus on building its core strengths, namely through enhancing its digital presence and continuing its global expansion, particularly in the US and Asia.”