TSL announces that it has been acquired by Charterhouse

TSL Education, the UK’s leading educational publisher, today announces that it has been acquired by Charterhouse Capital Partners for an undisclosed sum. Under the arrangement, the existing management team will be staying with the business to drive through TSL’s plans for growth.

Bernard Gray, Chief Executive of TSL Education, said “All of us are immensely grateful to Exponent Private Equity, our former owners, for the investment and support they have given us since 2005. The company has been modernised and Exponent have invested almost £10m in the company’s infrastructure over the past two years. We now have increasingly up to date publications and products, and the tools we need to give our customers what they want. Exponent’s imagination and unwavering support have allowed us to make that progress.”

“Looking to the future, I know that Charterhouse will work with the company in the same spirit. We have a common vision for the growth of the business, and everyone at TSL is excited about the potential of what can be done in the next few years.

“I am delighted that the company has found such supportive new owner who is as excited as we are about the future. Charterhouse’s excellent reputation as a builder of businesses is richly deserved, and we at TSL look forward to adding to that record of success.”

Richard Lenane of Exponent said, “we are delighted to have worked in partnership with the TSL Education management team over the past 18 months. In that time we have backed the company in modernising its publications and moving into new market areas.

“We are very pleased that TSL has been successful in its efforts, and that Charterhouse is keen to support the company through the next phase of its growth.”

Notes to Editors

TSL Education is the UK’s leading educational publisher, and produces the Times Educational Supplement and The Times Higher Education Supplement.

It also organises awards, conferences and exhibitions for the education sector through its TSL Events group.

TSL Education was acquired by Exponent from News International in October 2005.

For more information on TSL please visit www.tsleducation.com

For more information on Exponent Private Equity please visit www.exponentpe.com