Inspiro

A leading provider of apprenticeships and adult education in the UK.

Inspiro

Sector

Education

Fund

Fund I

Investment Date

February 2023

Status

Current

The Company

Inspiro is a leading provider of apprenticeships and adult education in the UK, supporting both blue chip customers and SMEs across a range of sectors including Automotive, Rail, Nuclear, Retail, Hospitality and Social Care. With 30 years of experience and a team of over 500, Inspiro supports over 5,000 apprentices in active learning.

The Investment

Previously a part of Babcock International’s Civil Training division, Inspiro was acquired by Inspirit through a complex corporate carve-out in February 2023.

Key Contact

Paul Youens

Paul Youens

Investment Manager

pyouens@inspiritcap.com

Paul joined the Inspirit team in August 2020 and focuses on both new deals and portfolio management. Prior to Inspirit, Paul spent nearly seven years at KPMG, including the latter four in the Private Equity Transaction Services team, where he gained significant experience in complex corporate carve-out transactions across a wide variety of industries. Paul is a qualified Chartered Accountant and holds an undergraduate degree in Geography from the University of Exeter.

I enjoy the challenge of understanding and tackling complexity, and greatly look forward to working and collaborating with ambitious management teams to realise their strategic visions and achieve collective success.

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