Other Activities

Investing Confidence in 21st Century Educational Opportunities Worldwide

In addition to supporting its current core businesses, the Bertelsmann Education Group and its parent company Bertelsmann, are pursuing other education investments. Beyond the U.S., the main focus is on Brazil, China and India – three countries with an increasing demand for quality education and training from a growing middle class. As with all its investments, here too, the Bertelsmann Education Group offers its partners crucial added value in development and professionalization of employment-oriented content and services. All investments are made in close cooperation with the Bertelsmann Corporate Centers in the respective countries.


Since June 2015, Bertelsmann is the majority stakeholder in Afferolab, the Brazilian market leader for continuing education. Afferolab is Brazil’s largest corporate training provider, offering its customers both digital programs and traditional training.


Arist intends to invest in graduate and professional universities that are reimagining learning to keep pace with innovation in health and human sciences. Arist selects universities that provide academic and professional degrees in the health and human sciences. Our universities graduate professionals who have the competencies necessary to deliver superior care in today’s dynamic human and health services environment.

Bozano Educational 2

Brazil is a strategic focus of Bertelsmann’s fund activities in the field of education. The company is the anchor investor of Bozano Educational 2 with a target endowment of 800 million Brazilian real (approx. €230 million) to invest in fast-growing educational companies in the South American county.

BR Education Ventures

As early as March 2014, Bertelsmann joined the renowned Brazilian company Bozano Investimento in launching the BR Education Ventures fund for investing in companies that offer technology solutions and services in the field of education (EdTech).

Eruditus Executive Education

Eruditus Executive Education develops executive education programs in partnership with prestigious universities such as Columbia, Harvard, INSEAD, MIT, Tuck and Wharton, and markets and administers them in India, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. The company also offers online learning programs in association with the Emeritus Institute of Management.

iNurture Education Solutions

iNurture Education Solutions is a leading provider of higher education services in India. The company partners with more than 20 universities and colleges to provide services ranging from marketing to industry interface, student placement, and curriculum support.


Together with the Indian private equity fund Kaizen, Bertelsmann invested in the Indian online education platform WizIQ in 2013. WizIQ provides cloud technology-based learning software for coaches, teachers, professors, students, schools and colleges worldwide.