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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 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 perform a thorough examination of every detail of your professional services business to gauge its true market potential.

  • Educate clients about the process
  • Explain different buyer options, including large professional services firms and private equity
  • 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

To prepare key items for the sale, we analyse your operational practices and overall performance.

We analyse your business practices and operational performance to prepare the key items for a sale.

  • Working with your management team to find areas of growth or limited areas of weakness
  • Implementing ideas from our valuation report
  • Assessing the level of normalisations
  • Getting financial data and customer data, covering 50 areas of data we need
  • Preparing a secure data room to provide buyers with everything they need
Research

Research

4 weeks

When we know everything about your business, we learn more about the key players in the professional services industry, including potential buyers.

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

Marketing

6 weeks

We contact ideal buyers from a pool of potential buyers, positioning your business for the best sales outcome.

  • Contacting the buyer pool
  • Sending marketing documents
  • Q&A management calls
  • Meet with owners and management
Negotiation

Negotiation

4 weeks

We navigate the negotiations process, keeping you well informed of sales prices, terms, and conditions for your professional services business.

  • 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

We undertake and manage due diligence, ensuring that everything is where it should be.

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

Finalise

2 weeks

The Nash Advisory team will manage the process of finalising the sale.

  • Signing of key documents
  • Conditions Precedent to the transaction
  • Managing the flow of funds

Recently completed deals

iVET Group
Date:
February 2018
Transaction type:
Private equity
Industry:
Education
Sub sector:
Vocational Education and Training

iVET is the leading provider of VET courses to secondary school students in Victoria, providing courses to over 200 schools, with approximately 13,000 enrolled students. In February 2018, Nash Capital acquired iVET Institute, investing both our internal and investor funds into the business.

iVet's success is attributed to its reputation and strong brand, built over a number of years from the quality course content, structure, and service provided to students and teachers. Post-investment, the company has continued to grow and develop through new courses, geographic expansion, and corporatisation.

Our process for education business sales

Education

4 - 6 weeks

We perform a thorough examination of every detail of your professional services business to gauge its true market potential.

  • Educate clients about the process
  • Explain different buyer options, including large professional services firms and private equity
  • 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

To prepare key items for the sale, we analyse your operational practices and overall performance.

We analyse your business practices and operational performance to prepare the key items for a sale.

  • Working with your management team to find areas of growth or limited areas of weakness
  • Implementing ideas from our valuation report
  • Assessing the level of normalisations
  • Getting financial data and customer data, covering 50 areas of data we need
  • Preparing a secure data room to provide buyers with everything they need
Research

Research

4 weeks

When we know everything about your business, we learn more about the key players in the professional services industry, including potential buyers.

  • Speaking to buyers early in the process to get an 'early view' of value from them
  • Research who is buying 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.

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