Arrowpoint Advisory secures debt raise to support Times Higher Education's ongoing growth

Arrowpoint Advisory’s Debt Advisory team has advised Times Higher Education (THE), the trusted global data partner for higher education, on a debt raise to support its ongoing growth.

The facilities, raised from ThinCats, will bolster THE’s working capital and facilitate the acquisition of The Knowledge Partnership (TKP), an independent strategy, marketing and communications consultancy offering universities a range of insights into course efficiency, student recruitment strategy and branding.

Having made its name through industry-leading news and insights across the world of global higher education, THE now provides rich first-party data from its suite of influential world university rankings and other products to higher education stakeholders across the world. With unparalleled expertise on university performance its customers include Oxbridge and Ivy League institutions as well as leading universities and governments across six continents.

THE also provides consultancy solutions and hiring solutions to support university excellence across the globe. In February 2019, THE was acquired by Inflexion, a leading mid-market private equity house, which continues to work with the THE team to help progress its global expansion.

Paul Howarth, CEO, THE: “As a globally recognised and respected brand, it is very exciting to be in a position to extend THE’s offering through the acquisition of The Knowledge Partnership. With many synergies across our businesses, we very much look forward to developing the service that we provide to our clients, and thank the teams at Arrowpoint and ThinCats for helping to make this happen.”

Alessandro Brembati, Associate Director at Arrowpoint Advisory, concluded: “We are delighted to have supported Times Higher Education in finding a great partner to continue their journey. ThinCat's flexible debt package both supports the TKP acquisition and accommodates the business' current and future needs. Working with Paul and the teams at Times Higher Education and Inflexion has been a real pleasure.”

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