Clearwater International advises MML and management on the sale of Learning Curve Group to Agilitas

Clearwater International has advised MML Capital and the shareholders of Learning Curve Group (Learning Curve), an education and training specialist, on its sale to Agilitas, a leading private equity firm.

Funding for the transaction was provided by Agilitas and Pemberton Asset Management.

Since 2015, Learning Curve has grown to become one of the largest and most diverse education service providers in the UK as well as becoming a Sunday Times Top 100 company to work for. They now work with over 4,500 employers every year and reach over 120,000 learners through academies, learning content, apprenticeship programmes and government funded training.

The investment will enable the creation of new jobs based at Learning Curve’s HQ and nationally, new skills academies to support people back into work, growth in support for corporate partners through levy provision, significant increase in programmes to upskill individuals in the workplace, as well as enhancing the support provided to learners. Agilitas and Learning Curve’s management team will work together to deliver a multi-dimensional transformation plan and help the business deliver its digital transformation strategy and international sales ambitions.

UK demand for education and training services remains high and the current government has reiterated its commitment to continued investment in the sector. High-quality training providers, such as Learning Curve, are well-placed to capitalise on the widening skills gap and the unlocking of the Apprenticeship Levy.