Case Studies

FE-mergers
  • Client:
    Further Education colleges
  • Sector:
    Education

FE mergers

We have advised on a number of FE mergers this year, including City of Bath College, New College Telford, New College Nottingham, North Warwickshire & Hinckley Colleges and Hillcroft College. These happen through a comparatively new statutory process which moves the decision makers from the Secretary of State to governing bodies.

This has involved both strategic and tactical support, including one case where the client’s merger partner had inadvertently resolved to dissolve on a Bank Holiday, creating problems with bank borrowings that needed to transfer. In the case of federations we have advised on the establishment of shared service companies and federal structures.

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