Titans in education

Few firms know the global education market as well as Boston-based Tyton Partners. Kirsten Noben talks to founder Chris Curran about current trends There are only a few education deals in the US which Tyton Partners are not familiar with. The investment banking and strategy consultancy firm, first launched in 2010 in Boston by Chris Curran and Adam Newman as Education Growth Advisors, changed its...

|Oct 13th, 2017

Education Veteran Expands Tyton Partners’ Operations to West Coast

Source: Press Release NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwired – Oct 12, 2017) – Trace Urdan has joined Tyton Partners, the leading provider of investment banking and strategy consulting services to the global knowledge sector, as a Managing Director. Trace will be primarily focused on developing new relationships in support of the Firm’s banking and consulting practices and extending its sector thought leadership...

|Oct 12th, 2017

Tyton Partners Launches Largest National Study on Academic Advising and Student Success, Driving Toward a Degree 2017

Source: Press Release BOSTON, MA (Oct 12, 2017) – Tyton Partners has released Driving Toward a Degree 2017, the latest report in a series that measures the extent and impact of various practices and products related to academic advising across higher education institutions nationwide.  The two-part study includes survey responses from 2,200 institutional stakeholders from nearly 1,400 unique institutions, and...

|Oct 12th, 2017

Tyton Partners Co-Advised DMGT’s Hobsons in the Sale of Select Product Lines to Campus Management Corp.

Source: Press release (PR NEWSWIRE Sep 28, 2017) -Tyton Partners ( acted as co-advisor to DMGT Hobsons, Inc., in the sale of product lines Radius, AppReview, ApplyYourself, Connect, and Retain to Campus Management Corp., a Leeds Equity Partners portfolio company.  These solutions are used globally by more than 700 higher education institutions.  JEGI (, was lead advisor to DMGT’s Hobsons,...

|Oct 5th, 2017

Innovative Employment Technology Fund Launches and Announces Initial Investments

Source: Press Release CHICAGO, IL (September 26, 2017) –The Joyce Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, and the Walmart Foundation capitalize the Employment Technology Fund The Employment Technology Fund (“ETF”), an innovative impact investing initiative of the New Venture Fund, and made possible with funding from these leading foundations—The Joyce Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, and the...

|Sep 27th, 2017

Updated Courseware in Context (CWiC) Framework Launches with Improved Features and Usability

BOSTON, MA (Sep 21, 2017) – An update to the Courseware in Context (CWiC) Framework was released today. The CWiC Framework is an open, field-owned suite of resources designed to help postsecondary decision-makers make informed selections of digital courseware products, and support effective adoption and implementation of these solutions. It was developed and initially released in 2016 through a collaboration...

|Sep 21st, 2017

Building Faculty Buy-In on Digital Courseware

Source: Inside Higher Ed. June 2017 New framework aims to help professors make sense of the landscape of digital tools that promise to change the nature of learning. The idea that the adoption of digital instructional technologies will lag without faculty buy-in is becoming widely accepted by college administrators and (smart) vendors alike. So, too, is the reality that professors...

|Jul 12th, 2017

A New* System for Student Success Planning

Source: Inside Higher Ed. July 2017 ERP, LMS, SIS — and now SSMS? Colleges need enterprise-level systems — not narrow, problem-specific technology products — to improve student persistence and job placement rates, the technology and research company EAB argues. Such a system, the company suggests, could be called a “student success management system.” Click here to read the full story

|Jul 12th, 2017

Barriers to Digital Learning? Time and Training More Than Resistance

Source: Inside Higher Ed. June 2017 Colleges’ ambitions for technology-enabled instruction have outstripped actual use, more because of practical impediments than philosophical ones, analysis suggests. Professors’ views about the role of technology in learning are easy to caricature.Some faculty members cling to their yellowed lecture notes and reject new technology-enabled approaches because they believe what they’re doing works, to be sure, but...

|Jun 19th, 2017

EdTech CEO Veteran Joins Tyton Partners to Focus on Europe and Asia

Source: Press Release NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwired – Jun 12, 2017) – Cory Reid has joined Tyton Partners, the leading provider of investment banking and strategy consulting services to the global knowledge sector, as a Managing Director. He will be primarily focused on developing new business relationships with EdTech, SaaS, and emerging tech-enabled services businesses in emerging growth economies in Europe...

|Jun 12th, 2017
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