Sovereign Capital raise debt to back Eaton House Schools Group MBO

  • Bill Troup
  • Aug 2016
  • Business Services
  • Debt Advisory

Livingstone’s Debt Advisory team has advised Sovereign Capital Partners on the debt raise in support of the management buy-out of Eaton House Schools Group, a leading London-based collection of five independent schools. The funding package was provided by Permira Debt Managers.

Eaton House Schools Group was founded in 1897 when the first school opened in Belgravia and now comprises of five independent London-based schools. The schools are highly regarded for their academic performance, quality of facilities and extra-curricular activities.

Sunil Jain, Investment Director at Sovereign Capital Partners, commented: “We are delighted to be working with Eaton House, a preeminent schools group with a fantastic reputation for the quality of education provided.  We very much enjoyed working with Livingstone who worked closely with us on the transaction and enabled us to complete the debt raise in an efficient and timely manner.  They provided clear advice and supported us throughout the debt process delivering a great result.”

Bill Troup, Managing Director Debt Advisory at Livingstone, said: “Sovereign were quite clear in what they required from a lender and we quickly identified appropriate financing partners who could deliver a range of solutions. We enjoyed working with them and Permira to conclude a very smooth transaction.”


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  • “We very much enjoyed working with Livingstone who worked closely with us on the transaction and enabled us to complete the debt raise in an efficient and timely manner.  They provided clear advice and supported us throughout the debt process delivering a great result.”
    Sunil Jain, Investment Director, Eaton House