Schools for Sale
The School Transfer Company, STC, has a wide variety of schools and educational businesses for sale worldwide.
As we are confidential brokers representing the best interests only of our clients, the vendors, we can only offer you sketch details about the businesses we have to offer at present.
Our job is offer the best and most suitable buyers to our clients and to protect their identity until they give the go-ahead.
But as a general guide, we always have a wide range of schools for sale in the UK and Europe. These range from small prep schools to large colleges….. and occasionally something bigger such as a group or a university.
Or a business related to education but not actually educating students.
The values of the businesses we sell range widely from £50,000,000 down to less than £1,000,000.
Most are thriving and are being sold for retirement or a change of life. A few need new energy.
STC also has schools for sale farther afield. These are likely to include schools in Eastern Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. These schools are always particularly sensitive to speculation and rumour – and vendors are likely to want to know everything about the buyer and their funding before we can release any information at all.
So how do I buy a school?
- First we ask for something we call a Search Agreement. This combines your brief to us on what you want and what your budget is.
- Secondly and equally important we ask on behalf of the vendor for specific details such as your funding, references and full company and personal background . Everything you would want to know if you were selling your own business, in other words. Schools and colleges are very personal businesses, often built up over a lifetime of care, and their owners usually want to leave them in the right hands as well as getting the right price.
- Buyers who provide sketchy or incomplete information usually come up against silence – as our vendors will not proceed.
- Our Search Agreement also acts as a watertight, court-tested undertaking on confidentiality. Every phrase is there for a reason and we do not act altered agreements in any circumstances. It would not be in our clients’ best interests nor STC’s.
- Having got that out of the way, you will find us friendly, efficient and good to deal with. Integrity and service are central to The School Transfer Company. They are what has kept us growing for over 25 years.
So call The School Transfer Company (STC) – on +44 (0) 1474 833150 and ask for Christine Spain. She will explain anything else you need to know about buying or selling a school and get the ball rolling.