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GSM Expands Footprint with Crown Private School Acquisition in Ajman

Global Schools Management (GSM) is a well-known educational organisation that oversees 165 schools and 45,000 students worldwide.

Global Schools Management (GSM), a prominent educational entity overseeing 165 schools and 45,000 students globally, has announced a milestone: acquiring a majority stake in Crown Private School in Ajman. 

This strategic move marks GSM’s foray into the UAE, specifically the GCC region, as part of its expansion strategy.

Crown Private School – A Pinnacle in Ajman’s Education Landscape:

Crown Private School, founded by Avalon Global Education, is a distinguished educational institution in Ajman, serving over 1,000 students aged 3 to 18. 

Renowned for its commitment to the National Curriculum for England and an innovation-driven approach, the school features state-of-the-art facilities, including a robotics and innovation laboratory.

Commitment to Excellence – A Seamless Transition:

Vinod Sharma, the school’s founder, and his team will continue to lead the operations, ensuring the maintenance of Crown Private School’s values and standards. 

Ideal Capital, a leading advisory firm in Dubai, was pivotal in advising Avalon Global Education during this transaction.

Visionary Leaders Speak on the Acquisition:

Ron Packard, GSM’s founder and an esteemed educationist, expressed his delight, emphasizing the exceptional quality that allowed Crown Private School to thrive during and after the pandemic. 

Sharma echoed this sentiment, welcoming GSM as a partner and expressing optimism for the school’s future.

The acquisition comes amid robust economic growth in Ajman, with a 5.7% increment in 2022, as the Ajman Statistics Centre reported. 

The subsequent 13% growth in new licenses in the first quarter of 2023 underlines the region’s economic vibrancy.

Strategic Investments and Future Prospects:

GSM’s initial $200 million investment in the education sector in the region, announced at the Future Investment Initiative (FII) 6 in October 2022, laid the groundwork for this expansion. 

With the acquisition of BBD Education and now Crown Private School, GSM positions itself as a significant international player in the MENA region.

Optimism for Ajman’s Future:

Shaun Robison, CEO of GSM Middle East, expressed delight over the acquisition, emphasizing the tremendous potential in Ajman. 

He sees the move aligned with innovative government initiatives and envisions a bright future for Crown Private School under GSM’s stewardship.

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