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Education

Learn the true value of your business

As the Australian economy continues to grow and innovate, there will always be a strong demand for high-quality education companies both from students and business investors.

Education

Learn the true value of your business

As the Australian economy continues to grow and innovate, there will always be a strong demand for high-quality education companies both from students and business investors.

Understand where your business stands in your industry

Get an in-depth understanding of the education industry and and how your business fits into the landscape. By knowing about all the recent movements, you'll get a better idea of the value of your business.

Your industry report contains:

  • Sector insights
  • Public trading and operating data
  • Notable transactions
  • Detailed analysis from our team of experts

Ready to take the next step? Ask us about a business valuation today.

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"Australia is a top three choice for many students wishing to travel abroad for studies. Education is Australia’s 3rd biggest export, such interest and investment in the sector will see further M&A activity over the coming years".
Kieran Ellis
Kieran Ellis
Analyst

Education industry insights

Our directors own an investment in the education sector which supplies learning content and materials to over 15,000 students within Australia. As a result, we have a deep understanding of how registered training organisations work and the relevant Australian Skills Quality Authority regulations.

In recent years, there have been a lot of changes to how RTOs operate and which providers can be approved government funded courses. Compliance with government regulations is essential for any business in the education sector and there are significant opportunities for high-quality providers.

Key valuation metrics

  • Regulatory compliance history
  • Number of students that are enrolled in courses
  • The number of courses offered and whether they are government funded or direct fee paying
  • Ownership of course content and other intellectual property
  • The quality of the training material used to deliver the courses
  • The use of IT and software within the business

Businesses to watch

A global education provider that has a number of platforms for delivery of education. It reaches all levels of education from schools and TAFE colleges though to universities and online education.

Learn how to maximise the value of your education business with the right advice.

Learn how to maximise the value of your education business with the right advice.

"Australia is a top three choice for many students wishing to travel abroad for studies. Education is Australia’s 3rd biggest export, such interest and investment in the sector will see further M&A activity over the coming years".
Kieran Ellis
Kieran Ellis
Analyst

Our process for education business sales

Education

4 - 6 weeks

We learn about your business and how it is positioned in the wider education sector. This knowledge enables us to:

  • Educate clients about the process
  • Explain different buyer options, including trade businesses, private equity, and private owners
  • Prepare a valuation report about the business
  • Create a score card on the business and areas where it may need improvement
Preparation

Preparation

4 - 12 weeks

We advice on the areas of your business which can be improved and help you prepare it for sale. In most cases, small changes to your processes can result in a significant increase in value.

  • Working with your management team to find areas of growth or limited areas of weakness
  • Implementing ideas from our valuation report
  • Finding out about normalisations
  • Getting financial data and customer data, covering 50 areas of data we need
  • Creating a "kick off pack" including NDA, One Pager, and IM
  • Preparing a secure data room to provide buyers with everything they need
Research

Research

4 weeks

We research all the major players in the industry to get an understanding of the current market and the potential pool of buyers.

  • Speaking to buyers early in the process to get an "early view" of value from them
  • Research who is buying both in Australia and globally
  • We use our proprietary method to ensure our buyer pool is strong and competitive
Marketing

Marketing

6 weeks

Once your business is properly prepared and we have identified potential buyers, it's time to take your business to the market and start communicating with buyer pool. This entails:

  • Contacting the buy pool
  • Sending marketing documents
  • Q&A management calls
  • Site tours with owners and management
Negotiation

Negotiation

4 weeks

When we have found a buyer, we handle the negotiation on your behalf to ensure you get a favourable outcome.

  • Buyers send through a Term Sheet and conditions attached to the deal
  • Nash Advisory and buyers exchange data and modelling
  • Signing of the Term Sheet
Diligence

Diligence

6 - 10 weeks

The diligence process is an essential part of any business transaction and it needs to be handled correctly. We are experts as stakeholders involved in the process and handle:

  • RFI sent by interested parties
  • Lawyers engaged and contracts are sent through
  • Further Q&As and site tours
Finalise

Finalise

2 weeks

We oversee the final stages of the business sale, including the signing of documents, to ensure everything goes smoothly.

  • Signing of key documents
  • Management of cash flows

Recently completed deals

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Our process for education business sales

Education

4 - 6 weeks

We learn about your business and how it is positioned in the wider education sector. This knowledge enables us to:

  • Educate clients about the process
  • Explain different buyer options, including trade businesses, private equity, and private owners
  • Prepare a valuation report about the business
  • Create a score card on the business and areas where it may need improvement
Preparation

Preparation

4 - 12 weeks

We advice on the areas of your business which can be improved and help you prepare it for sale. In most cases, small changes to your processes can result in a significant increase in value.

  • Working with your management team to find areas of growth or limited areas of weakness
  • Implementing ideas from our valuation report
  • Finding out about normalisations
  • Getting financial data and customer data, covering 50 areas of data we need
  • Creating a "kick off pack" including NDA, One Pager, and IM
  • Preparing a secure data room to provide buyers with everything they need
Research

Research

4 weeks

We research all the major players in the industry to get an understanding of the current market and the potential pool of buyers.

  • Speaking to buyers early in the process to get an "early view" of value from them
  • Research who is buying both in Australia and globally
  • We use our proprietary method to ensure our buyer pool is strong and competitive

Experts in the education industry

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Real business experience

Our directors have hands-on experience as business owners and investors in the education sector. We understand the needs of the industry and what makes a business valuable.

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Work with our directors

All of our clients work directly with our directors. Our expertise will be at your disposal as we work to achieve your business goals.

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Diligent and detail-orientated

The education sector demands high-quality information and processes, and we apply the same rigour to our own services. Our meticulous process is what enables us to get the best results for our clients.

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Network of buyers

Finding the right buyer for your business is essential to getting the best deal, and this requires a specialist approach. We have a proprietary system for locating the best buyer for your business.

Maximise the value of your education business

We understand what makes businesses in the education sector valuable and we can help you improve your sale price.

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