British International Investment

GEMS Africa

AfricaAfricaConsumer - Education

GEMS provides pre-school, primary, and secondary education, through a network of over 70 schools in 13 countries.

It has grown from a base of just a few hundred students to a network of hundreds of thousands of students globally across the income spectrum. Through its charitable arm, the Varkey Foundation, it runs a wide range of educational initiatives including the Global Teacher Prize.

GEMS Africa is GEMS’s subsidiary established for the development of educational services across sub-Saharan Africa – comprising the development of school campuses, teacher training and educational advice to public and private sector clients.

Investments made by BII in this company:

Investment name Commitment Region Sector Start date Status
Investment 01 $45m Consumer - Education September 2015 Exited

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