BPP Education Group’s Acquisition of Firebrand Training

In UK Burges Salmon, advised on the matter.

Burges Salmon advised Firebrand Training with a team including Tim Roberts (Picture – Corporate M&A), Richard Spink (Corporate M&A), Nigel Watson (Employment), Ian Carnochan (Tax M&A and Deal Advisory).

Firebrand Training has been acquired by global leader in professional and vocational education, BPP Education Group.

The partnership will provide valuable growth opportunities for both Firebrand and BPP and will create revenue synergies to support the delivery of each entity’s growth strategy.  BPP’s support and commitment will allow Firebrand to fast-track its growth trajectory, whilst further investing in improving quality, customer experience, and expanding its offering to serve the growing demands of learners and companies for specialist IT skills and training.

Following this transaction, Firebrand will continue to run as an independent business, under the leadership and management of its existing teams.  BPP will work with Firebrand to share best practice and extend the opportunities available to Firebrand as a member of the BPP Education Group.

The Burges Salmon team advising on the deal was led by Corporate director Tim Roberts (Picture) with support from Corporate partners Richard Spink and Nigel Watson, Corporate solicitors Sophie Potter and Elena Visser, Tax team members Ian Carnochan (partner) and Claire Withers (solicitor) and Pip Galland (senior associate) in the Employment team.

Involved fees earner: Claire Withers – Brodies LLP; Ian Carnochan – Burges Salmon; Pip Galland – Burges Salmon; Sophie Potter – Burges Salmon; Tim Roberts – Burges Salmon; Richard Spink – Burges Salmon; Elena Visser – Burges Salmon; Nigel Watson – Burges Salmon;

Law Firms: Brodies LLP; Burges Salmon;

Clients: Firebrand Training;

Author: Giulia Di Palma