Training & Education is seeing significant investment across Europe and PMSI has experience in the following market niches:

 

  • Higher education

    • Multinational education groups, business schools, art schools, engineering schools, web schools, hospitality schools

  • Vocational training

    • Apprenticeships, traineeships

  • Online education

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Selected Clients & Companies

 

Background

Approach

Outcome

In addition to reviewing the overall French private higher education market attractiveness, we provided a comprehensive review of the following French markets and competitive environments:

  • Business schools

  • Art schools

  • Internet Schools

 

We also performed a highly-detailed, school-level business plan assessment highlighting and measuring the various upsides and downsides for different scenarios.

PMSI France has worked on numerous projects over the years with leading French private higher education provider Studialis, which operates 23 private universities with 20,000 students across France. A recent work was a full vendor commercial due diligence (VCDD) to support the sale of Studialis by Bregal Capital in 2015.

Studialis now becomes partnered with Galileo Global Education, which is owned by Providence Private Equity. Galileo Global Education is a private post-secondary education group present in four European countries as well as in Mexico, India and China. Galileo operates under strong brands such as L'Atelier de Sèvres, LISAA (L’institut Supérieur des Arts Appliqués), Instituto Marangoni, Instituto de Estudios Universitarios and Macromedia. Academic programmes at Galileo institutions cover the fields of art, creativity, design, communication, media and management.

The combination of Galileo Global Education and Studialis created the largest European post-secondary education group. “Galileo Global Education and Studialis share the same vision and the same ambition to strengthen the potential of all schools in the Group, and achieve an even greater recognition of the expertise and excellence of teachers and of the diversity of study programmes”, said Raph Appadoo, Chief Executive Officer of Galileo Global Education.

Marc-François Mignot-Mahon, President of Studialis, added: "we want to develop schools, the programmes they offer and build bridges between disciplines. This can only strengthen the value of the diplomas of our schools. Our Group has a rich academic offer in complementary disciplines and in industry sectors that enhance the reputation of France and Europe abroad."

PMSI France was delighted to work on this deal, which highlighted our strong capabilities in this field. Following this project, the team has been very busy working on other major European education-related acquisitions and strategy projects.

Case Study

 

Background

Approach

PMSI assessed a number of sectors that had been identified by the client as being potentially of interest. For each sector, PMSI provided:

 

  • A sector overview

  • A review of the different apprenticeship frameworks and other training options relevant for the sector

  • A screening and profiling of top customers

  • A review of the competitive landscape

  • A conclusion on the level of opportunity that the sector represented for the client

Our client was a leader player in the UK vocational training market, with a strong focus on apprenticeship training. As part of their strategic planning process, the client was keen to explore opportunities to:

  • Expand into established vertical sectors within the apprenticeship training market where they were not already well represented

  • Consider vertical sectors where apprenticeships had not historically been the norm, but where behaviour might be expected to change moving forwards

  • Expand further into the commercial training market

Leading Apprenticeship Program Provider

Case Study

Outcome

Our work formed an important input to the client’s strategic planning process. Two of the most promising new sectors were successfully entered, and time / money was not wasted on pursing the less promising sectors. This sector diversification strategy has contributed to the client successfully continuing on its impressive growth trajectory.

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