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An analysis of recent deals including an up to date exit valuation of MPW.

In July 2012 US based Apollo Group announced it ha sold Mander Portman Woodward (“MPW”) to Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc. (“Levine Leichtman”) for £54.8m following a competitive auction process. Just two months later Sovereign Capital acquired three independent sixth form colleges in Central London (now known as the Astrum Education Group) from Mr. Hugh Templeton and other shareholders for a rumoured enterprise value of £30m. The sale included the respected Duff Miller College, located only a few hundred yards from MPW in South Kensington.

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