St. George’s University Lands $750M Investment Deal


August 8, 2014 — Melissa Korn , Wall Street Journal

St. George’s University in Grenada has landed a $750 million investment from a group led by Canadian private-equity firm Altas Partners LP and a fund advised by Baring Private Equity Asia, according to a person familiar with the deal.

The new investors will hold a majority stake in the for-profit college, though the original owners will collectively remain the largest single shareholder. The companies declined to share details of the new ownership structure.

The investment underscores the market opportunity for high-quality medical education overseas, as the number of open slots at U.S. schools is dwarfed by the number of applications those schools receive. Last year, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges, just under 42% of the 48,010 applicants to U.S. medical schools enrolled.

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