Sanoma Corporation, Press Release, 14 November 2013 at 11:00 CET+1Today Sanoma, FCG Finnish Consulting Group and EduCluster Finland announced a strategic alliance to leverage growing demand for Finnish learning know-how internationally.The emerging markets show huge growth potential for the learning industry. The private school sector is booming, and the demand for digital learning is increasing rapidly. The strategic alliance aims to leverage the collective power of Sanoma, FCG and EduCluster, and the strong reputation of the Finnish K-12 schooling system to support the development of learning in these countries. Together the parties can deliver teacher training, curriculum know-how, project consulting, learning content and digital solutions even to most demanding customers.Sanoma is one of the leading providers of digital and hybrid learning solutions, with a leading position in Finland and customers in more than 40 countries. FCG has nearly 30 years of experience in international consulting in the educational sector, and operates in more than 50 countries. EduCluster represents a wide network of competence in education in basic education as well as in university and vocational education. EduCluster operates in more than 30 countries.“This collaboration is designed to spread our joint learning expertise and leverage the strong reputation of Finland as an expert in the learning market, and it fits in Sanoma’s strategy to grow in the emerging markets,” says Jacques Eijkens, CEO of Sanoma Learning.“FCG has solid international expertise in education consulting and project management, strong networks and expertise in all fields and levels of education. This consortium further strengthens our role as a leading Finnish education consultant, emphasizes Ari Kolehmainen,” CEO of FCG.Jan-Markus Holm, CEO of EduCluster: “Focus areas of the alliance are joint R&D and marketing, collecting the Finnish knowledge to cater to the needs of the customers, building a strong network of experts and making joint customers.”Additional informationSanoma’s Communications, Trudy de Jong +31 6 27 40 28 80, trudy.dejong@sanoma.comSanoma.comGet the world. Sanoma helps people access and understand the world. Sanoma is a front runner in consumer media and learning in Europe. We employ around 10,000 professionals in more than 10 countries. In 2012, the Group’s net sales totalled EUR 2.4 billion. Sanoma’s share is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.