7 FEBRUARY 2023
OES, a market-leading OPM, and online education enabler has concluded its acquisition of global online program enablement company Construct Education.
The closing of the transaction on the 31st of January 2023, firmly brings together two of the world’s leading digital learning companies and affirms OES’s investment into acquiring a majority stake in Construct in November 2020.
Construct and OES share a vision of an academic-led, learner-centric approach to developing world-class online programs that provide rich and immersive learning experiences. The acquisition enables us to work closely together and offer our existing clients and partners additional solutions, providing them with enhanced expertise, deeper analytics, increased flexibility, and global client support.
We are thrilled to join forces with OES and excited about the opportunities this final step will bring to our team, clients, and the industry, said David Philipps, CEO of Construct. Together, we will be able to provide even more engaging and impactful solutions at scale to help our clients achieve their goals.
The acquisition of Construct supports OES’s strategic objective to expand growth opportunities into new products, segments, and geographies. Construct provides the OES group the ability to develop standalone learning design services through an existing provider, with an immediate client base, a track record of client wins, and established learning design and ed-tech capability.
Our acquisition of Construct builds on our focus to deliver quality online learning for partner universities and organisations, and their students, globally, said Denice Pitt, CEO of OES. Over the last few years, we have seen our shared people-first focus and combined expertise in education deliver unrivaled service to universities and higher education providers. We look forward to building on this initial success over years to come, she continued.
Construct is now a 100% owned subsidiary of the OES group and continues to operate under its existing brand from its offices in Salt Lake City, London, and Cape Town.
Online Education Services (OES) is an online education enabler that provides a market-leading range of comprehensive and tailored solutions for online learning. OES was established in 2011 by SEEK and Swinburne University of Technology to give people a chance to change their lives through online education. OES designs, promotes and delivers high-quality programs online on behalf of its education provider partners. The programs are delivered to students who are unable or prefer not to study on campus. Partners are provided with a range of services to support the full student life-cycle online from marketing and recruitment through to graduation. This includes student administration and support, course design, learning management system hosting and optimization, assessment management, and market insights.