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More than 30,000 students from more than 142 countries enrolled in a Study Group programme last year. The company prepares international students for university, teaches high-school classes and runs English-language courses. It also owns and operates colleges, working with universities in Europe, North America and Australasia, reporting profits up 15% to £16.9m in 2018. Emma Lancaster, 50, took over as chief executive last year, and in February Ardian acquired a majority stake in the group in a deal that valued the company at a reported £500m.

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Company details
CompanyStudy Group
ActivityEducation services provider
LocationCentral London
Sales £m337.4
Operating profit £m16.9
Main shareholdersProvidence Equity Partners (>50%), Bromlee Superannuation Pty and management (<50%)

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