The EdTech industry is a rapidly growing sector that has attracted significant attention from investors and educators alike. The industry is driven by the increasing demand for digital learning solutions, the need for upskilling and reskilling in a rapidly changing job market, and the adoption of emerging technologies such as AI and virtual reality (“VR”).
The industry is also facing its fair share of challenges, including the need for effective teacher and student training, concerns around data privacy, and the digital divide between those who sufficient access to the tech and those who do not.
EdTech is a dynamic and ever-evolving sector that is transforming the education industry, as well as attracting the attention of acquisitive big players and investors alike. As new technologies emerge and educational systems continue to change with the times, the EdTech industry is well poised to play an increasingly important role in the global education landscape.
Acquisition of app-based mental wellbeing support provider to US-based Terryberry
Sale of ProActive Prosthetics to Ability Matters Group, backed by G Square Healthcare Private Equity
Sale of Double First, a leading education Management Information System for private and international schools, to Australia's Education Horizons Group
Advised on debt restructuring of education supplies business, following COVID lockdown, with funding provided by Arbuthnot Latham
Management Buyout of arts and crafts educational supplier, Specialist Crafts (three weeks before lockdown!)
Debt advisory for KIMS Hospital with Clydesdale bank providing senior debt and Magnetar Capital providing mezzanine for new-build hospital
Debt advisory for expansion of Harley Street cancer treatment specialist, The London Clinic, with Barclays Bank Plc
Investment in adult education and skills business by Bridge Ventures
Assisted in MBO of Southampton-based fertility clinic
Business planning, strategy and bidding for healthcare services in East Kent
General advisory in relation to this health and social care provider
Assisted management with its renegotiation of facilities with Santander
Sale to management
Assistance with Dental Medical Plan's development of online practitioner training
Equity raising from Altitude partners for schools travel business