CL Educate (Career Launcher) acquires G.K. Publications
Delhi, 12 Dec, 2011: CL Educate (formerly Career Launcher), Asias leading
education service provider with activities across test prep, skills education, K12 schools
and higher education, today announced the acquisition of G.K. Publications. With this
strategic deal, CL Educate, a recognized broad spectrum education player, aims to
further establish its stronghold in test prep and skill education verticals.
G.K. Publications is a key publishing house specializing in career & academic test
preparation and skill building resources. It is a leading publisher of books, study guides
and test papers for professional examinations like GATE, IES, IAS, various public sector
undertaking examinations etc. The management is lead by Rakesh Mittal and Poonam
Mittal and has an active and highly qualified advisory board which oversees its content
development and publication activities. G.K. Publications has a 1150 plus distributor
network, 750+ dealer network across the country.
Commenting on the acquisition, Mr. Gautam Puri, Vice Chairman and managing
Director of CL Educate, said, The strengths of G.K. Publications coincide with the
newer opportunities of test prep for CL Educate including GATE, Civil services and PSU
Banking Examinations. G.K. Publications has sold around 6, 00,000 titles this year.
Most of the students who buy the books of G.K. Publications are potential students for
the test prep services.
On behalf of G.K. Publications, Rakesh Mittal, co-founder of GK Publications, said,
Value Added Services like a test series or coaching by CL Educate to the current
customer base of G.K. Publications will be of immense value to students and even a 10%
enrollment of the above students would dramatically add value to GK Publications
About CL Educate Ltd.
CL Educate Ltd. is Asia's leading education service provider and is led by a team of
IITIIM alumni who share a passion for education. Over the past 15 years, CL has
established itself as a national player in the field of test prep. Today, it functions across a
broad spectrum of educational services including K12 schools, higher education and
vocational training. Currently, CL is present in 175+ cities/towns of India with
educational infrastructure in the form of learning centers exceeding 225 in number.
About G.K. Publication:
G.K. Publications publishes a wide variety of career and academic test preparation and
skill-building resources designed for lifelong learning. G.K. Publications Pvt. Ltd. was
established in 1994 with a vision to cater to the changing demands of the Indian
education scenario. The company provides test preparation materials like formula