The deal sees Pansophic Learning extend its reach into the regional market after the US, the UK and Switzerland. Image Credit: Supplied

Dubai: Pansophic Learning has acquired BBD Education in the Middle East, which forms part of its strategy to expand in the region through its new entity GSM Middle East (Global Schools Management). The former educates over 35,000 students across its schools and nurseries in the US, UK, Switzerland and Uganda.

The acquisition of BBD positions the group across the MENA region with an ‘experienced and expert management team already in-place’. The Group operates the Charter School network in the US and in the UK, owns the Auro Academies Trust.

BBD has also worked extensively with governments across the region and most recently with the Ministry of Finance in Oman as part of their Public Private Partnership initiative.

Ralph Tabberer, owner of BBD Education, said: “The tie-up with Pansophic is perfect for BBD. From day one, they will add insights, experience, investment funds and a cutting-edge online learning platform to our management and consulting business.

“This means that, together, we can offer even better services to the schools and operators who have worked with us for years.”