28 May 2024

Independent UK law firm Burges Salmon has advised Guy Helman and other majority shareholders of Impact Futures and The Childcare Company on an investment into the group by August Equity.

Impact Futures and The Childcare Company together are a national training provider delivering apprenticeships and vocational qualifications into the health, social care and early years sectors.

August’s investment represents the first institutional capital investment the group has received, with the funding being used to support the businesses on their growth trajectories in core end markets, boosting investment in the sales and marketing function and allowing for targeted M&A opportunities to provide scale and expand capabilities into adjacent sectors.

The Burges Salmon team was led by director Tim Roberts and associate Sophie Potter from the firm’s Corporate and M&A group.

Tim Roberts says: “We have a strong track record of advising clients in the education and training sector on key transactions such as this and it has been a real pleasure working with Guy and the team on this one which reflects all the hard work they have put in to date. August Equity’s investment will play an important role in expanding the group’s apprenticeship and training offering across the UK in sectors that have long been impacted by staff and skills shortages and we look forward to seeing the business continue to flourish.”

Guy Helman comments: “Tim and Sophie have been an absolute joy to work with and have supported and guided myself and the other shareholders superbly during the process. Their experience and knowledge of the sector was hugely helpful and ensured that we were comfortable at all times. Our business is built on high quality, genuine and talented individuals and Tim and Sophie, along with the rest of the team at Burges Salmon proved to be the ideal extension of those traits.”

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Tim Roberts

Tim Roberts Director

  • Corporate
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Equity

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