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M&A advisory services

for day nursery owners


  • Our team has significant experience working on the buy-side for corporates across the healthcare and education sectors, giving us a unique insight into how corporate acquirers approach transactions, including: 

    • a deep understanding of the current market and how to correctly present your business to maximise value

    • the ability to model and value your business accurately, in addition to pre-empting diligence issues and avoiding common pitfalls when selling to corporates

  • We are not a high volume firm - this allows us to spend more time producing higher quality, tailored marketing materials and provide a greater level of support throughout the sale process 

  • Our experience advising on varied and complex deals of up to £100m gives us significant expertise in running smooth and efficient processes, ensuring that value is protected through to completion of the transaction

  • We protect confidentiality - all of our deals are delivered "off-market", identifying buyers through market research rather than online listings or email marketing lists

  • Our fees are transparent and directly linked to the valuation achieved


The UK day nurseries sector continues to see significant consolidation, driven by a number of private equity-backed operators deploying buy-and-build strategies. We expect transaction volumes to continue this year, with the larger operators focusing on the acquisition of high-quality individual nurseries and groups. 

If you are considering selling your day nursery business, the Eclipse team can support you in maximising value whilst delivering a smooth and efficient process.

As chartered accountants with significant investment banking experience, we differentiate ourselves from other advisors by taking a hands on, end-to-end approach to ensure the optimum outcome for our clients.

Our latest insights into M&A in the nurseries sector can be found below.


When considering the sale of your nursery or group, it's important to obtain a clear understanding of its market value which can be influenced by a number of factors. Our guide to the factors influencing valuation in the sector can be found using the following link.




As a team of chartered accountants, we take a granular view on valuation, analysing the ways in which performance can be presented to achieve the optimum price.

If your business generates EBITDA in excess of £500k, we would be happy to produce a complimentary valuation report to support you in exploring your options.

Please get in touch below to discuss further.

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