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Press release


29 August 2016

Inspired, a leading operator of premium schools in Europe, Australia, Africa and South America, is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement to acquire the International School of Europe group from the Formiga family and H.I.G.

The International School of Europe group ("ISE") founded in 1958 by the Formiga family is a leading group of schools in Italy. ISE provides an outstanding education to over 1,800 local and expatriate students between the ages of three and 18 years old in Milan, Modena, Monza and Siena.

Mr. Paolo Formiga stated, “We are excited to join the Inspired community of schools that will provide multiple opportunities for growth for ISE’s teachers and students.” Nadim M Nsouli, Founder & Chairman of Inspired, commented, "We look forward to welcoming the students, parents and staff of ISE into our family of schools. We believe this represents an exciting development for both Inspired and ISE and look forward to working with the ISE leadership team to build upon the schools' impressive history of providing families in Milan, Modena, Monza and Siena with world class international education."

Inspired ( is a leading premium schools group in Europe, Australia, Africa and South America. Inspired’s expansion is backed by Educas (, an education investment firm founded by Nadim M Nsouli. The addition of ISE will expand the group's global network to a total of 23 schools, providing an outstanding education to over 15,000 students. As part of Inspired’s family of international schools, students and staff at ISE will benefit from the support of world-leading educational experts and access to state of the art learning platforms.

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