TeacherActive, a leading supplier of teachers, education support staff and nursery nurses, is poised for expansion after undergoing a management buy-out (MBO).
Founded in 2004, Birmingham-headquartered TeacherActive provides outsourced staffing solutions to more than 3,000 primary, secondary and special education needs (SEN) schools from its active candidate base of more than 6,000 registered educational staff.
Supported by an undisclosed finance package from Manchester-headquartered TDC and Yorkshire Bank, the MBO will drive further growth into regional markets by expanding its national branch network.
The transaction also ensures the management team have the foundation to provide exceptional outsourced staffing solutions that meet local educational needs, whilst attracting further quality international candidates from overseas countries with a surplus of teachers, including Canada, New Zealand and Australia.
From its 18 offices, TeacherActive delivers excellence through its in-house proprietary operating system, which governs candidate placement, school contact, consultant activity and general management of the business.
A strong focus on student welfare sees its safeguarding procedures surpass Department for Education requirements; adding to TeacherActive’s reputation as a trusted market leader in education recruitment.
Clearwater International’s Debt Advisory team arranged financing from Clydesdale & Yorkshire Bank and TDC to support the transaction, led by Partner Chris Smith and Director Joe Dyke. The M&A team was led by Partner Rob Burden. Senior Associate Alex Brindley and Associate Mike Slater provided support.
Rob Browett, Managing Director, TeacherActive
Joe Dyke, Director, Clearwater International
Rob Burden, Director, Clearwater International
Richard Williams, Partner, Tosca Debt Capital
Ian Mansell, Senior Director, Clydesdale & Yorkshire Bank