School Investment Solutions

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School Sales at IES
We advise school owners from across the Asia Pacific region regarding the sale of their international school.
At IES School Sales, we have a unique list of qualified buyers seeking to purchase international schools.
These include school groups, private equity, and other interested entities specifically interested in acquiring international schools.
We are interested in all types of Asia Pacific international schools, particularly those located in the ASEAN region.
We can also help international schools, who are looking for partial equity investment and/or management services.

Why school investment at IES?

The IES team has a proven track record of advising international school owners. We understand the sensitivity of selling your school and will treat every aspect of the sale process with the utmost confidence.

We have offices in Thailand and China with experienced staff who know the business of international school acquisitions. IES has many years of experience in education research, market intelligence, as well as with ever-changing government regulations and policy in the international education sector.

IES is owned by CIEO, the Canadian International Education Organisation, where we have professionals in the business of starting, managing, and improving schools. CIEO employs a professional education team of more than 1,000 people including 220 international educators and over 800 Chinese staff members who provide education services to nearly 21,000 students between the ages of 2 and 22 who come from more than 30 countries and regions around the world. At IES we know international schools.

What we do?

The smartest way to sell your international school is to be represented by a company that understands your business marketplace. We evaluate your school’s business operations, real estate, immediate market area, and current and future competitors.
Using this knowledge and our experience with industry buyers, their strategic plans, and the current marketplace valuation metrics, our team of specialists are able to establish maximum value for your school business and related real estate.
The market value of an international school will be both a commercial and financial matter. The reference point will be on the calculations of the school’s turnover and/or profit.

To value your school, there are 3 ways most often used:

Multiple of the net profit generated by the school;
Multiple of the EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Tax, Depreciation, and Amortization);
Turnover: Multiple based on gross turnover of the school.
School Sales Team

There are also a number of other factors to be considered when making an international school valuation, including: Customer reputation, liabilities, lease/rent arrangements, competitors, government regulations, enrolment demand, faculty stability

Contact Us

If you are in the Asia Pacific region and in the market to sell your international school, IES is the professional firm you need on your side to help you find the right buyer. We guide you through the process, so you feel confident every step of the way and can help you determine the value of your school in today’s volatile market.

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