Education businesses

Parthenon-EY’s Education practice helps leading organizations operate in the education space.

Our advisory work spans projects in nearly every educational vertical: early childhood education and childcare, elementary and secondary schools, post-secondary education and adult continuing education. We support a wide range of service providers in these verticals: educational publishing and technology, testing and assessment companies, language learning, consumer educational products and more. We help clients across the globe, with an increasing focus on high-growth markets in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America.

Perspectives

What we do

Our focus

Our strategic approach utilizes data-driven analysis that helps our clients in a swiftly changing landscape. Our understanding of the latest macro trends, coupled with 20+ years of experience in education, is then translated into tailored strategies for an organization’s unique needs.

We help clients across a range of sectors, each with their own unique issues, including but not limited to:

  • Educational publishing
  • Testing and assessment
  • Educational technology
  • Language learning
  • Consumer educational products
  • Other education services (e.g., tutoring)

We support a wide range of service providers across the education industry.

Our services

How do you continue to win as both customers and competitors evolve? By developing clear insights, relying on robust customer analytics and reacting proactively (and provocatively) to new market realities.

We help our clients develop actionable strategies for growth. For our education services clients, we deploy a broad range of capabilities, from corporate and investment strategy to transaction evaluation and value creation.

  • Corporate strategy: We help translate data-rich activities such as competitive analysis and economic forecasting, market sizing, and growth rates and driver analyses into actionable and successful strategies.
  • Value creation and go-to-market strategy: With a critical eye, we help our clients to evaluate current value drivers and opportunities for improvement. Our industry professionals work with client teams in areas such as brand audits, marketing mix effectiveness, sales force effectiveness, product strategies, post-merger integrations and cost optimization.
  • Investment strategy and transaction support: Finding and prioritizing opportunities to grow is fundamental. We work with our education clients to develop market entry strategies, conduct commercial due diligence, perform strategic assessments and help them improve their business portfolios. Our team’s experience assisting in thousands of transactions has helped significantly improve clients’ ROI.

We provide data-driven insights that help clients build pragmatic strategies that deliver results.

Why us?

Our global experience extends across public sector and non-profit education providers, foundations, for-profit companies and service providers, and investors.

Our team is best positioned to help you across this range of changes because of our:

  • 20+ years of industry experience: Having worked with all types of stakeholders in the educational ecosystem helps our clients think about each situation from all perspectives, including customer needs and market dynamics. Our experience has been gained helping institutions, working across all subsectors and assisting in thousands of transactions around the globe.
  • Truly global connectedness in the education industry: The global perspective is becoming increasingly more of an important factor. Having completed 900 projects in more than 60 countries affords us both global resources and perspectives to help our clients.
  • Subject matter professionals: Our team is comprised of a combination of individuals who can bring both industry and business experience in the education sector. Having members on the team who have experience teaching, setting public policy, operating organizations and more is essential in developing the best outcomes for our clients. Parthenon-EY’s Education practice team brings both a professional and personal passion for education to every client engagement.

Our global team of dedicated professionals has provided end-to-end services for 20+ years.

Broader capabilities

Our ability to work with the global EY organization makes for a winning combination for our clients in the education support services sector. With a range of global resources and commitment to connect global perspectives, EY’s purpose to help build a better working world affords us an integrated approach. We have the ability to provide a whole suite of capabilities, from strategy through implementation, including but not limited to:

  • Operational efficiency assessments
  • Performance improvement
  • IT strategy and implementation
  • Financial systems and processes
  • Financial forecasting
  • Infrastructure planning and capital transformation
  • Risk management
  • Tax implications

Tapping into the global EY organization makes for a winning combination for our clients.

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Case study: Due diligence for an educational institution

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