Education & Training Sector – M&A Market Trends

Gambit Corporate Finance’s Education & Training Sector M&A Market Trends explores the key drivers of M&A activity in the sector, providing insight into how Education & Training business owners can maximise their attractiveness to strategic and financial acquirors in what is expected to be a highly active M&A market in 2024.

  • The global Education & Training sector M&A market has seen a notable increase in average deal values and EV / EBITDA transaction multiples during 2023 as strategic and financial acquirors pursue a flight to quality.
 
  • The continued impact of acute skill shortages across the UK economy and the need for upskilling and reskilling to drive economic growth is a catalyst for M&A activity in the sector. Education & training providers utilising innovative technologies to fill the skills shortage are becoming increasingly attractive for large market consolidators.
 
  • Global private equity acquirors continue to hold record level of ‘dry powder’, which is being deployed into defensive sectors across the UK economy, including Education & Training.
 
  • With expectations of a UK general election set to take place at the end of 2024, it is an opportune time for Education & Training business owners looking to consider their options to capitalise on the current Capital Gains Tax regime.
 
 
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