Podcast: Is Consolidation Coming to Higher Ed?


John MacIntosh of SeaChange Capital and Kasia Lundy of EY-Parthenon join FutureU hosts Jeff Selingo and Michael B Horn to discuss the future of mergers, acquisitions and strategic partnerships in higher education.

“I think that there are lots of reasons to think creatively about different structures, network structures, that can get the organizations what they need while perhaps preserving what they don’t want to give up,” MacIntosh said.

“The question I would love to put out there,” Lundy said, “is are you gonna see more mergers or are you going to see more closures…? Institutions often wait too long and so in fact a lot of those closures, you could probably see as failed attempts to consider mergers or partnerships earlier.”

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