Baring, Partners Group Invest in Nord Anglia

Buyout shops Partners Group and Baring Private Equity Asia have invested an undisclosed amount in private schools provider Nord Anglia Education. No terms of the deal were released. Formed in 1972, Nord Anglia operates in eight cities worldwide. The new funding will help the company expand its business. Partners Group is based in Zug, Switzerland.

Partners Group, the global private markets investment manager, has closed a
direct investment in Nord Anglia Education on behalf of its clients together
with its investment partner Baring Private Equity Asia.

Nord Anglia Education is a leader in the international provision of high
quality, innovative education, training and guidance for children and young
adults. Since Nord Anglia Education was founded in 1972, it has developed
extensive experience in managing schools and working with governments to raise
standards and improve educational achievement. Nord Anglia Education operates
premium quality education facilities ranging from kindergartens to secondary
schools in eight cities worldwide, currently teaching over 6’000 students.
Additionally, Nord Anglia Education’s Learning Services division works with
government departments, education authorities, schools and other public sector
organizations to deliver a wide range of education, training and learning
support in the UK, the Middle East and Asia.

Partners Group aims to support Nord Anglia Education in further establishing
its leadership position in the educational sector. The benefits of access to
Partners Group’s global industry network should further aid Nord Anglia in
continuing to grow its business in Switzerland and around the world.

Christoph Rubeli, Partner in the private equity team, comments: “We are very
excited about this unique investment opportunity in the educational sector,
which is displaying rapid growth in all regions around the globe, especially in
the attractive emerging markets.”

About Partners Group
Partners Group is a global private markets investment management firm with over
EUR 20 billion in investment programs under management in private equity,
private debt, private real estate and private infrastructure. The firm manages a
broad range of funds and customized portfolios for an international clientele of
institutional investors. Partners Group is headquartered in Zug, Switzerland and
has offices in San Francisco, New York, São Paulo, London, Guernsey,
Luxembourg, Munich, Dubai, Singapore, Beijing, Seoul, Tokyo and Sydney. The firm
employs over 450 people and is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (symbol: PGHN)
with a market capitalization of above CHF 4 billion with a clear majority owned
by its 36 Partners and all employees.