Corporate Partner Jonathan Leigh-Hunt led the team comprising Corporate Associates Frances Spooner and Lindsey Armstrong, Employment Associate Ed Belam in advising Operam Education Group on its acquisition of Teachers UK and The Education Specialists.
Established in 2017 by Eddie Austin and Andrew Frome, Operam completed its first acquisition that year, buying Provide Education, an education recruitment agency. The acquisition of Teachers UK and The Education Specialists, being the second phase of its buy and build strategy, bolsters the Operam Group and sees it enter a new stage of development backed by BGF and HSBC, the equity and debt finance providers for the latest acquisitions.
Eddie Austin, CEO of Operam, said, “We’re delighted to welcome The Education Specialists and Teachers UK to the Operam Group. Both are highly regarded industry specialists and will help us to broaden our reach and continue to provide high quality candidates to more schools in the regions.”