GCA Altium is now part of Houlihan Lokey

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February 26, 2021



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Jeremy Harrison, Luke Pedley, James Taylor, Rashma Begum, Conor Murray

GCA Altium advises SchoolCloud on the sale to Tes Global

GCA Altium has advised SchoolCloud, the company behind the most popular online parents’ evening software in the UK, on its sale to Tes Global, an international provider of software services for schools and teachers.

Over 6,000 schools use Glasgow-based SchoolCloud to help them with their parents’ evenings, school events and room bookings. Parents can book appointments themselves through an algorithm that automatically finds the most efficient time slot for them to meet with teachers.

During 2020 SchoolCloud brought video capability to the application, allowing for remote parents’ evenings to take place during the pandemic. Both primary and secondary schools are now seeing this as a way to more effectively manage parents’ evenings going forward, bringing a clear long-term change in approach. Even without the challenges of Covid, SchoolCloud makes it easier for parents juggling multiple children’s schedules, childcare and work commitments and even for separated parents to be able to participate in parents’ evenings remotely.

Tes Global employs over 700 people and operates across 20 offices, including in London, Sheffield, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Sydney, and Dubai. Tes Global provides innovative, trusted education products and services built with teachers’ and schools’ needs at the core. Tes Global’s products help teachers and school leaders across the globe to deal with the challenges of teaching, including safeguarding and compliance, smart pupil management, and staff management, and also to provide high-quality education to millions of children.

Marcus Fields and Robbie Beattie, Co-founders of SchoolCloud, said: “We’ve seen huge success as more schools adopt new technology. However, by being part of Tes Global, we are now part of a trusted partner for thousands of schools worldwide. We know both schools and parents love how SchoolCloud can evolve parents’ evenings and we’re excited at the prospect of now being able to bring this technology to so many more.”

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