KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 26): Global investment firm KKR is acquiring a minority stake in Taylor’s Schools.
Taylor’s Schools owns and operates six award-winning international schools – Garden International School, Nexus International School Singapore, Nexus International School Malaysia, Australian International School Malaysia, Taylor’s International School Kuala Lumpur, and Taylor’s International School Puchong.
In a joint statement Thursday (Nov 25), KKR and Taylor’s Schools executive chairman Datuk Loy Teik Ngan said Taylor’s Education Group will remain as the controlling shareholder of Taylor’s Schools and that the current management team will continue managing the schools.
“We will ensure that the world class K-12 international education that we are known for and our community of parents and students have come to expect is sustained”, he said.
KKR managing director SJ Lim said KKR looks to leverage its operational experience, global network, and education expertise to further enhance Taylor’s Schools’ offerings.
"Under the leadership of Taylor’s Schools’ management team, all four brands have consistently achieved strong academic outcomes and we are confident that it is primed for more success," said Lim.
Rothschild & Co is the sole financial advisor to Taylor’s Schools and its shareholders on the transaction.