Education
transaction support

Over the past several years, we have been advisors to major education transactions, from pre-K to higher education and across business models, services, products and technology.

Parthenon-EY’s Education practice understands the entire landscape from the perspective of governments, public providers, non-profit organizations and corporations. Coupled with our deep private equity experience, the Education practice team helps evaluate investments and supports post-investment operations and strategic planning within global education sectors.

Perspectives

What we do

Our services

Our clients include privately and publicly held for-profit institutions, private equity firms and their portfolio companies and non-profit institutions. Over the past 12 months alone, we have assisted on a vast array of transactions, including pre-K, pre-K supplies, education distribution, education catalog vendors, higher education and technology content.

  • Corporate clients: Transactions are part of every company’s strategy for growth and maximizing value. Clients considering mergers, acquisitions and divestitures look to us to help manage capital strategically and execute transactions in our evolving digital world. Be it strict commercial due diligences or M&A strategy, this is part of our core suite of services.
  • Private equity clients: Our deep education experience, along with our capabilities in assisting private equity clients across the deal life cycle, makes us the advisor of choice in helping companies make the right investments.
  • Non-profit institutions: We help non-profit institutions seeking to acquire others in an effort to build scale in critical functions, round out their offerings or generate surpluses.

We work with our clients to help them maximize the value they achieve with each transaction.

Why us?

Parthenon-EY’s global teams help our clients develop actionable strategies for growth based on our deep education sector experience from across the globe. Our diverse client base ranges from privately and publicly held for-profit institutions, private equity firms and their portfolio companies and non-profit institutions.

We rank among the top providers of commercial diligence services. Here’s why:

  • Market knowledge: Our continuous involvement in education transactions strengthens our understanding of market trends and value drivers.
  • Global reach: With an expanded network of member firms in 150 countries, our team can quickly mobilize and assess information to deliver a local understanding of market opportunities.
  • Deep sector experience: Our education experience and knowledge of key sector dynamics, trends and competitive landscapes result in deeper company-specific insights.
  • Flexible approach: Clients receive a customized approach using relevant sources and capabilities, focusing on the most critical drivers of value.
  • Complementary services: We offer clients integrated transaction advisory services, including financial diligence, operational, tax, valuation and working capital services.

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

Broader capabilities

Our ability to access the broader EY organization makes for a winning combination for our education clients. Some examples of our integrated Parthenon-EY approach to transactions include:

  • Transaction support, including assessment and analysis of financial profile, GAAP and cash accounting differences and identification of balance sheet exposure, etc.
  • Operational transaction services, including organization design and governance issues and synergy analysis and investment requirements
  • Transaction tax, including federal, state and international tax risk analysis, and evaluation of significant tax exposure

In addition to the three above, EY capabilities also include valuation and business modeling, M&A lead advisory, capital and debt advisory, working capital and restructuring.

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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