The Owner of Inside Higher Ed Acquires a Leading Student Recruitment Events Firm

IBL News | New York

The London-based, owned by Inflexion Private Equity firm, media group Times Higher Education (THE), the recent owner of Inside Higher Ed, announced this week another acquisition: an organizer of international student recruitment events called BMI. The transactional amount wasn’t disclosed.

Founded in 1987, BMI runs international student recruitment events and high school counselor workshops. It also has a digital advisory platform in Latin America, Viva Mundo. Over 2,400 institutions from over 40 countries have participated in BMI events.

Paul Howarth, CEO at THE, commented, “together we can transform the events landscape for students looking to study abroad connecting them with institutions.”

THE, a 50-year-old company, said that it “will collaborate with BMI on event content and unlocking its brand reach, unique data, and insights for their hundreds of thousands of annual event attendees.”