Human Resources, Education, and Training & Development

The education, training, and human resource service industries are growing rapidly but remain mostly separated into small, self-contained fragments. The market is prime for successful mergers and acquisitions, which will lead to a rise in demand for privately held companies.

What are buyers and investors looking for?

Realizing a premium valuation for your human resource, education, or training business will depend on crucial characteristics that buyers and investors view as predictors of ongoing success and growth. Here are some key factors to focus on:

  • Year-over-year revenue and profit growth
  • Key management practices
  • Customer concentration
  • Recurring revenue
  • Visibility and reputation
  • Workforce experience
  • Technology-enabled and online learning
  • Financials and Financial Management
  • Resilience and adaptability

Experience and preparation are the keys to securing that premium valuation or selling price.

We understand the complexities of preparing an education, training, or HR business for a sale or capital raise because we’ve done it many, many times before. Our team is familiar with business segments including:

  • Professional and technical training
  • Online learning/rapid e-learning
  • Professional coaching and consulting
  • Corporate training and education
  • Outplacement services
  • Business schools (certification)

Calder Associates has a 20-year history of successfully selling human resource and education businesses like yours.

Over the years, we’ve cultivated robust relationships with buyers and investors who are looking to enter the HR and training industries. We know what they want to see in a company, making us uniquely positioned to help you prepare your business for sale or position it for a capital raise. Our expertise, experience, and network will make all the difference in getting you the best deal possible.