We Invest in Established Businesses.

Giving Sophisticated Investors the Opportunity to Invest in Established Day Care Nurseries for a Consistent Return.

We Acquire Established Businesses  with potential for considerable Growth 

We intend to consistently acquire highly profitable established Day Care Nursery businesses with untapped potential for further growth of both profits and value.

Our target market are Nursery Businesses with a turnover above £500k, that have an experienced leadership team in situ and are ripe for improvement and growth. We then intend to invest in and support the management team and staff to enhance their ability to improve the experience of the clients

With most of the businesses we will acquire will intend to see an increase in profits by 50% within 6 months and 100% by 12 and as a result we aim to see an increase the value by 700%.

                                         Investing in the Day Care Nursery Sector

 

There are around 24,000 Day Care Nurseries in the UK and we want to acquire 25-40 over 3 years. Thats just 0.1-0.13% of the market. 

 

We aim to acquire each Day Care Nursery business at 1- 1.5x EBITDA; the current fair price for individual businesses.

Once we have acquired the business, we intend to improve the service offered by the Nursery, enhance its local reputation, its profitability and value.

 

Once we have over 20 Nurseries in the Group, the value of each business should rise from 1-1.5x EBITDA to 7-8x EBITDA. That’s potentially a 700% increase on the original multiple. The reason for this is simple. Large companies, Pension Funds and Private Equity businesses love buying businesses when they reach this size and they are willing to pay high multiples for them.

We also aim to enhance the profits of each of the Nurseries we acquire. 

 

Whilst he previous owners would have poured their lives into their businesses for 10 years plus they are typically only at best 50% as profitable as they should be.

 

By focusing on investing in and supporting the leadership team, the staff, improving the premises and by enhancing the experience for the children; the growth of the profits is almost inevitable. Our target increase in profits within 18 months per business is over 100%. 

 

Finally, we intend to exit by selling our Nursery Group of stable and profitable businesses through either an IPO or acquisition at potentially 7-8x EBITDA.  We aim to acquire 25-40 independent businesses over 36 months giving us a Group worth £85m-£120m.

 

As an investor you could benefit from this growth. 

Why we Invest in Day Care Nurseries

The Day Care sector is hugely fragmented with over 24,000 separate businesses. The vast majority are owned by their founders and over 30% of these will be retiring within 3 years. 

Most Nurseries, whilst cherished and well run, have plenty of scope to improve and grow. 

 

Why is the Nursery sector is typically an excellent investment?; 

 

  • The Government funds 70% of childcare and this will not change, 
  • We keep having babies. 
  • As a nation we are growing faster than the EU, the UK is becoming increasingly desirable place for younger people to live and settle down.
  • More people need to go to work, requiring more day care. 

 

We will only acquire Day Care Nurseries with a track record of delivering excellence for over 5 years, with over £300k in turnover, that are profitable, where they have an OFSTED rating of Good or better and the Nursery are in areas of high density of people between 25-40. Therefore enhancing the probability of growth.

 

                                          All our Nurseries are Well Managed and Supported by our Leadership Team 

 

We intend to acquire businesses with their existing leadership teams to ensure they continue to run smoothly and to serve their loyal customers. Our Operations Lead and her team are ex OFSTED inspectors and consultants advising in this space for decades and are on call to support the leadership team to maximise their potential. 

 

Whilst the previous owners are often dedicated to their business, as the fresh new owner we are able to invest in the nursery to ensure.

 

  • Increased level of training for the management and staff.
  • An improvement in the experience for the children. 
  • Enhanced communications with parents and potential parents
  • Higher OFSTED ratings that stay high
  • Increased profits that are sustainable over the long term. 

 

Our ownership should  be like a breath of fresh air into the business.

 

We are dedicated to supporting the leadership team and staff of the Nursery and pledge that our people will love working with us to enhance the children’s enjoyment whilst they attend our Nursery.

Profitable

We intent to only acquire highly profitable businesses with untapped potential for further growth and improvement.

 

Our target businesses have a  turnover in excess of £500,000 and who have rock solid management in situ. We bring along a huge amount of support for the leadership team and staff to enhance their ability to improve the experience of the children and their families.

 

Most of the nurseries we will acquire are likely to experience an increase in profits over 50% within 6 months and 100% with 12.

 

The Nursery sector as a whole is growing because our population is growing that may increase demand and probably ensure long term profitability.

 

Once we have over 20 Nurseries in the Group, the value of each business should rise from 1-1.5x EBITDA to 7-8x EBITDA. That’s potentially a 700% increase on the original multiple.

 

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