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UK-based Kido International acquires Amelio Early Education to expand its reach in India

Vivek Vishwakarma
New Update
Kido International

Kido International, a UK-based preschool and daycare services firm, has announced its acquisition of Amelio Early Education, a leading preschool and daycare operator in India.

The move comes on the heels of a $7.5 million funding round led by Tanas Capital, a Singapore-based private investment firm. The acquisition is a key part of Kido's strategy to expand its global footprint, particularly in India, leveraging the fresh capital to fuel both organic growth and strategic acquisitions.

What did Kido International's CEO say about the acquisition?  

“India is a crucial part of our global ambitions. We’re proud to be one of the very few providers in the country that deliver a truly global experience to parents and children with our world-class infrastructure, teacher training and quality. Now, with the addition of the Amelio network, we have critical mass in India to bring our services to a wider network of parents, and embark on the next stage of our nationwide expansion plans. We aim to be one of the largest providers of premium early years education and care in the country within the next few years, and this acquisition is a step towards that goal,” said Aniruddh Gupta, Founder and Group CEO of Kido International.


Focusing on growth in the Indian market 

Kido's growth strategy in India includes both organic development and further strategic acquisitions. The company plans to expand its presence across the country, with new schools set to open in Noida, Pune, and Gurugram

Raising capital to support expansion 

Kido operates globally, with a significant presence in the UK, US, and India. The company plans to continue its expansion in these regions, with additional centres set to open in the UK and the US.

The company plans to raise capital in another funding round in the next one to two years to support these expansion efforts, aiming to capitalize on the vast market opportunities in India.