Strategy and M&A

We support strategic decisions that Chief Executives, Boards, and private equity firms have to make by bringing structure, insight and judgement to situations of uncertainty and material financial impact.

Our Services

Cairneagle, founded in 2001, has grown to be a leading strategy consultancy specialising in Education. We advise education and training institutions, and providers of technology and services to the sector, on corporate and business strategy. We support trade and financial investors in education businesses with portfolio reviews, M&A screens, and both buy-side and sell-side commercial due diligence.

Our clients value the structure, insight and judgement we bring to their decision-making process. Our work is underpinned by deep primary research, a rigorous data-driven and analytical approach, and our determination to add value for our clients.

Strategy projects and clients

We advise Executives and Boards on high stakes corporate and business strategy decisions. Our engagements span the breadth and depth of the education sector from early years through to corporate training, and institutions through to EdTech providers. We support clients with business unit strategy, growth, market entry, product, go-to-market, pricing, and post-merger integration.



Private equity and other financial investor clients

Our financial investor clients include a broad range private equity firms, family offices, and infrastructure funds.

Commercial Due Diligence and other M&A support

Our commercial due diligence experience covers the full range of small-cap to large-cap transactions of education and training businesses. We act both on the buy-side and sell-side of deals in the UK and internationally.

We also help investors with portfolio reviews, M&A strategy, and acquisition screening.


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