Health & Education
Regulation, advancements in technology, and changes in demographics have made the healthcare industry one of the most exciting and active industries in terms of M&A
There are significant levels of consolidation and increasing levels of overseas interest. It's not just strategic trade players that are interested, the industry is seeing a great deal of investment from venture capitalists and private equity.
Apprenticeship levy scheme, K-12 investment opportunities, private equity interest and consolidation in the pre-school market has ensured that the industry is highly active.
This interest is being driven from China and South East Asian investors which could see further consolidation and increase deal multiples.
School conversions into academies may create opportunities from centralised back off functions and procurement as well as external services such marketing, recruitment and payroll and human resources.
The Edtech sector remains fragmented, with deals attracting an increasingly higher multiple. We expect this sector to increase in M&A activity