Consolidation Reinforces EEIQ’s International Expansion Strategy in Canadian Market
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio, April 6, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- EpicQuest Education Group International Limited (NASDAQ: EEIQ), (“EpicQuest Education” or the “Company”), a provider of comprehensive education solutions for domestic and international students seeking college and university degrees in the US, Canada and the UK, today announced that on March 31, 2023, its wholly-owned subsidiary that operates in the Canadian market, Highrim Holding International Limited (“Highrim”), acquired 20% of the remaining equity of EduGlobal College (“EduGlobal") from Canada EduGlobal Holdings Inc. (“Global”).
The acquisition price for the remaining 20% of the equity in EduGlobal was C$250,000 (US$186,131). On January 15, 2022, Highrim acquired 80% of the issued and outstanding shares of EduGlobal from Global for C$1.0 million (US$0.8 million) and the assumption of up to C$200,000 (US$160,000) in liabilities. The acquisition of the 20% of the remaining equity in EduGlobal results in the college being 100% owned by Highrim.
“The consolidation of our ownership in EduGlobal College further underscores our international expansion strategy as well as our commitment to the Canadian markets,” said Jianbo Zhang, Chairman and CEO. “EduGlobal College’s distinctive educational English language proficiency programs draw top students who are seeking bachelor and post-graduate degrees. Further, we provide a seamless pathway for our students to attain undergraduate university and graduate degrees.”
“We are excited to bring EduGlobal College fully under the EpicQuest Education umbrella and believe that the college will benefit from the synergies generated by our other educational operations, with the college having significant potential for long-term growth,” CEO Jianbo Zhang concluded.
EpicQuest Education is committed to a strategic growth plan of international expansion. As was previously announced, EduGlobal was approved for Education Quality Assurance (EQA) designation in British Columbia which allows it to host international students on study permits and allows the college to participate in overseas recruitment and partnership events organized by the federal Department of Global Affairs Canada. This designation bolsters our mission to attract a diverse student body from China, India, LATAM, the ASEAN countries and other regions and internationalize the EduGlobal campus.
In addition, with the EQA designation as a requisite, EduGlobal was placed on the Designated Learning Institution (DLI) list, which is maintained by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Institutions on the DLI list may host international students on study permits which allows an international student to participate in a program of study in Canada that is longer than six months. The EQA designation and DLI listing are important designations that support EduGlobal’s international expansion and further enhances its image and reputation to successfully recruit international students.
About EduGlobal College
EduGlobal College (“EduGlobal”) is a private college located in the metro area of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. EduGlobal provides English language programs for international students who are seeking academic and career advancement and specializes in English for Academic Purposes (EAP) programs (also known as English as a Second Language, or ESL, programs) that focus on helping international students acquire the advanced competencies in academic English that are necessary for them to complete their degree programs. In tandem with its EAP program, EduGlobal offers first-year university courses as well as a Master’s Academic Preparation Program to help prepare international students who have completed a bachelor’s degree and who aspire to pursue graduate studies at a Canadian university.
About EpicQuest Education Group International Limited
EpicQuest Education Group International Limited ("EpicQuest Education" or the "Company”) provides comprehensive education solutions for domestic and international students seeking university and college degrees in the US, Canada and the UK. The Company owns and operates EduGlobal College, based in British Columbia, Canada, which focuses on English proficiency educational programming for students pursuing academic degrees. The Company is a 70% owner of and operates Davis College, a career training college located in Toledo, Ohio. In addition, the Company has a recruiting relationship with the Miami University Regional Campuses, where it maintains residential facilities, a full-service cafeteria, recreational facilities, shuttle buses and an office for the regional campuses that provides study abroad and post-study services for its students; these facilities are not owned, maintained, operated or are a part of Miami University. The Company is also a recruiting agent for the University of the West of Scotland (through The Education Group (London) Ltd) and Coventry University, both of which are located in the UK. For more information, please visit https://www.epicquesteducation.com/.
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