GFH Financial Group B.S.C. has announced the launch of Britus Education, a K-12 education platform designed to take advantage of value opportunities in the fragmented trillion dollar global private education industry. To mark the launch, GFH and Britus Education are gearing up to host an education roundtable forum to be attended by regional and global industry experts and investors on Dec. 2 on the sidelines of the 26th Annual World Islamic Banking Conference in Bahrain.
In launching Britus Education, GFH has already secured seed K-12 schools in the Middle East for the platform, developed a robust deal pipeline and plans to conclude various acquisitions in the coming months with initial target assets of $200 million.
Taking part on the panels will be senior representatives from the Bahrain Economic Development Board, UNDP, Ministry of Education of Bahrain, Ministry of Education of Oman, and Education Quality Authority of Bahrain, among others.
Hisham Alrayes, CEO of GFH Financial Group, said: “I am pleased to unveil our Britus Education platform in line with GFH’s strategy to deliver further value for our investors and shareholders and create a positive impact on the quality of education in the Middle East and globally.”
He added: “The strength and significance of the experts and partners that will join us for our forum underscore the importance of investment in the education space and GFH’s position as one of the most active private equity players in the regional education sector with a track-record of consolidating valuable partnerships and creating value for schools and investors alike.”