We work with leading companies across all sectors, from retail/consumer to industrials, healthcare, financial services, tech, media, telecoms, utilities, B2B services and public sector.


Education & Training

We serve clients in the education and training market as well as in educational testing and publishing. Our clients range from world-leading academic institutions and publishers to online education providers and private-equity owned training companies. We support clients on both strategic and operational topics, in many cases shaped by transition to digital products and services. Our work includes portfolio reviews, growth strategies, operational efficiency and operating model redesign, organisational support and post-merger integration.

Related case studies

Integrating adjacent companies in education content

Managed the successful merger integration of two leading players in the educational sector.

As well as shaping and running the integration management office, our senior team developed the operation model design for the merged business, and facilitated senior stakeholders from both sides in brokering agreements on the knottiest issues and bottlenecks, resulting in a well managed integration.

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Category strategies in workplace skills training

For a workplace training provider facing the need to dramatically accelerate the shift to digital in the face of COVID-19 redeveloped their propositions to ensure a competitive offer in a fast-changing market.​

Our rigorous category-by-category review shaped a change programme spanning course content, pricing, duration, delivery channels and marketing, and was rolled out alongside major investments in digital and multichannel.​

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Packaging and pricing for a B2C online learning provider

Developed a pricing and packaging strategy to fuel profitable growth for a B2C online learning provider recently acquired by a PE firm.​ ​

We supported a client team to develop a new model for this K-12 education provider that would enhance conversion and extension rates, improve cross-selling and upselling, and better align price with value delivered. Based on our customer and competitor insight and analyses, we developed a good-better-best model set to drive significant new user growth and lift average revenue per user by 2% a year.​

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M&A opportunities in Educational Publishing

Identified M&A opportunities in a large European market for a leading publisher of traditional and digital educational content.​ ​

Our team assessed the national and regional markets for print and digital educational publishing, selected promising market segments, and identified attractive M&A candidates, building a fact base and insights that supported the client to engage immediately with targets.​

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3-year strategic plan in digital education

For a leading international digital education platform, supported a new leadership team to develop a successful 3-year strategy.​

​Working closely with the CEO and his teams, we rapidly defined the strategy and supporting initiatives to deliver it, engaging throughout the business to ensure a shift to close alignment with a mission that combined commercial impetus with a strong educational purpose. The client has gone on to successfully implement the first stage of the plans and is ahead of target on a host of initiatives.​

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