Cambridge Education Group (CEG) has reached agreement with Omnicom School of Languages to acquire their schools in Toronto and Calgary. The schools will be brought into CEG’s English Language School division, Stafford House International.
The acquisition marks the group’s first entry into the Canadian market and takes the total number of schools in the group to 10, with 4 in the UK and 4 in the US after the acquisition of Intrax Language programs in 2015.
Omnicom was established in 1974 and offers wide range of accredited English programs in both Toronto and Calgary. Ivan Markiet, founder and former owner of Omnicom School of Languages said, “After 42 years in the business I wanted to find the right people to take on my schools. We are dedicated to great customer service and personal attention, and we believe Stafford House has the same commitment to its students. I wish them every success”.
Stephan Roussounis, Managing Director of Stafford House, commented “we are delighted to welcome one of Canada’s longest established schools into our network. Our partners kept telling us Canada was an important market to them, and we see many opportunities here to develop the schools”.
Stafford House plans to integrate the Canadian business into its portfolio by 2017. In the interim, all business and operations remain as usual and the focus is on continuing to provide excellent student experiences and partner service.
If you have any questions regarding this matter please contact your regular partner agent support team members at Omnicom and Stafford House.
Cambridge Education Group - Established in 1952, the company is a leading player in the international schools market, providing pre-university education to more than 4000 students recruited from over 95 countries via its global marketing network. Cambridge Education Group operates four divisions in three countries: CATS, a high school network with campuses in Cambridge, Canterbury, London, and Boston in the US; 'Foundation Campus' programmes through partnerships with 20 universities in the UK, US and Europe; the Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts; and, English as Foreign Language ('EFL') schools, operating under the 'Stafford House international' brand.
Omnicom School of Languages – Established in 1974, Omnicom School of Languages has been providing students from around the world with high-quality academic studies, social activities, and a complete immersion experience. Operating in 2 locations in Canada, Toronto and Calgary, the schools offer a wide ranging of English language programs as well as an attractive list of university partnerships.