Combination creates powerhouse platform to drive EdTech innovation
Al Manhal FZLLC (“Al Manhal”) and TechKnowledge FZLLC (“TechKnowledge”), two of the most innovative EdTech providers in the Middle East and North Africa, formalized their merger on October 1, 2018. The merged company will be privately held and operate under TechKnowledge General Trading LLC and the companies will combine business operations over the coming year. The merger creates one of the most comprehensive education technology and learning solutions providers in the industry.
Mohamad Al Baghdadi, the co-founder and CEO of Al Manhal and TechKnowledge has been named as CEO of the merged company and Rany Al Baghdadi, the co-founder and President of TechKnowledge and Director of Al Manhal, has been named as President. Both Mohamad and Rany will work together with management to ensure a smooth and successful transition to a single company. After the merger, the company will have headquarters in Dubai with a significant office presence in Amman, Cairo, Riyadh, Ankara, Istanbul and Oxford.
“We are very excited to bring together our two operating companies,” said CEO Mohamad Al Baghdadi “The combination of Al Manhal’s software development and electronic publishing expertise and TechKnowledge’s extensive sales, training and distribution infrastructure creates unparalleled value for our suppliers, partners and customers.”
Over the past 15 years, Al Manhal and TechKnowledge have enabled over 2500 libraries and 3 million students to benefit from digital learning resources.
The new merged company, with 130 employees across the region, will continue to drive EdTech innovation and provide its customers with world-class levels of support.
About Al Manhal
Al Manhal is the leading global provider of full-text searchable databases of Arabic scholarly and scientific publications, as well as creator and publisher of Nahla wa Nahil, the leading Arabic leveled reading program for K-5. ‘The Al Manhal platform’ provides over 3 million students, researchers and professionals with access to hundreds of thousands of full-text searchable and downloadable Arabic eBooks, eJournals, eTheses, intelligence reports, conference proceedings, and videos.
TechKnowledge is the leading specialized electronic information solutions provider in the Middle East, partnering with the world’s leading publishers, scientific societies, and education technology companies. Through these partnerships and its in-house developed e-library platform service, ‘DeepKnowledge’, TechKnowledge provides universities, schools, medical, corporate, and government libraries across the Middle East with the most authoritative electronic resources and learning solutions. ‘DeepKnowledge’ provides librarians with a vast range of integrated modules allowing them to control access, manage subscriptions and trials, review usage analytics, and manage all content of the e-library.