• Priory Group (Oct 2002 – July 2009)
Priory Education Services was established in 2002 with 5 schools and an EBITDA of £1.35m, the company was purchased by Doughty Hanson for £220m.
The group experienced a long period of high growth resulting in the total number of services increasing to 24 and an EBITDA of £18m. At this point, in 2005, Priory Group was sold for a record 16 times at £875m.
Priory Education Services became the largest specialist education and health care provider in Europe.
In 2009, the EBITDA for Priory Education Services rose to £24m in 2009 and is now the largest segment in the Priory portfolio.