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05 November 2014

Charles Russell Speechlys advises Mander Portman Woodward on the acquisition of Justin Craig Education

Charles Russell Speechlys has advised Mander Portman Woodward Limited (MPW) on its strategic acquisition of Justin Craig Education, one of the United Kingdom’s leading exam preparation tutoring businesses, from Piper Private Equity.

A portfolio company of Los Angeles-based private equity firm Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, MPW was founded in 1973 and is based in London. It is a leading provider of high quality private education for students in their crucial transition from secondary school into UK universities. As a platform that offers courses to over 1,000 students each year at its London, Cambridge and Birmingham campuses, MPW is one of the most well-known and regarded brands in the UK education market.                        

The Charles Russell Speechlys’ core team comprised Private Equity partner Malcolm MacDougall and Private Equity associate Holly Sage supported by Employment associates Victoria Lamont and Kirsti Laird and Tax associate Robert Birchall.

Malcolm said “We are delighted to have worked with MPW and Levine Leichtman Capital Partners on this acquisition, which will help support MPW’s existing Easter Revision business as it continues to grow into new schools and regions. This is a great opportunity for the business and we are very pleased to have been able to assist with the process”.

Piper Private Equity was advised by Bond Dickinson LLP.