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PALF makes significant minority equity investments in for-profit companies to meet the growing demand for affordable education across the developing world. 

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Our Global Portfolio

We find and invest in entrepreneurs who are focused on delivering learning outcomes and scale to the affordable education sector. We bring our expertise in education, management and business models to enable and accelerate the success of our portfolio companies.


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Pearson invests $50 million in PALF

Founded in 2012 with $15 million of initial Pearson capital, PALF manages a portfolio of 10 investments across 7 countries in Asia and Africa that currently reaches over 125,000 students. With a vision of helping millions of the world’s poorest children access a high quality education in a cost-effective way, PALF supports companies that demonstrate the role the private sector can play. In January we announced Pearson will invest a further $50 million over the next 3 years. This is a testament to Pearson’s commitment to educate children in the developing world and brings our total assets under management to $80m. Read more about Pearson's investment in PALF >


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“We are tripling our investment in the Fund because we know that this approach works and makes a transformative difference to lives across the world.”

Pearson Chief Executive

John Fallon