First Intuition, the award winning specialist provider of accountancy training, has received a significant investment from Apiary Capital.

First Intuition Ltd delivers accountancy training to thousands of learners via centres in London, Birmingham, Manchester, and through online and hybrid courses. First Intuition’s apprenticeship and commercial training pathways both lead to qualifications and membership of the four main accounting bodies, the AAT, CIMA, ACCA and ICAEW. Its apprenticeship provision is rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.

Apiary’s investment will support First Intuition’s management team to grow the company’s apprenticeship and commercial training streams, continue its regional expansion and pursue strategic acquisition opportunities.

The Osborne Clarke corporate team advising First Intuition was led by partner Tim Hewens, associate director Seamus McKimm, senior associate Alec Bartlett and associate Harry Stewart. Partner Michael Carter and senior associate Stuart Rose advised on incentives, associate Sarah Smith advised on employment, and partner David Nisbet advised on tax.

Martin Taylor, the CEO of First Intuition Ltd, commented: “The support we received from OC was excellent from start to finish. The majority of our team had never been through this sort of transaction before and they represented our interests, supported and guided us all the way through the process for which we are extremely grateful.”

Osborne Clarke’s private equity team is a go-to practice for companies in the technology, education and professional services sectors, working with clients ranging from global businesses to fast-growth start-ups and market challengers. The team advises at every stage of company development across all corporate issues, from equity and debt fundraisings to M&A, IPOs and JVs.

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