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Training programs for trading financial markets

£2m to £5m
Education, Professional & financial
UK Wide, Outside UK
06 January 2021

Business description

The company is an award-winning training provider that teaches individuals to effectively trade financial markets using its own proprietary software and strategies. 

Operating on a primarily national basis, the company is regarded as one of the founding educators in its field and widely acknowledged as a successful educator, which has enabled it to cultivate a significant, longstanding

client base across the UK and overseas. As such, the business is now in a strong position to achieve further expansion and capitalise on its strong position in the market. 

The company is now being offered for sale as the majority shareholders wish to take steps towards retirement.


  • Offers a range of comprehensive online programmes focused on trading the
    financial markets, which have been extensively developed and are delivered by its highly experienced team of analysts and professional traders. 
  • The company has built up a multitude of high-level online resources that can be delivered on a global scale, enabling it to efficiently deliver the necessary guidance and support for its clients to achieve their full potential. 
  • Operates on a primarily national basis, working with over 1,200 private clients, both directly and through third-party relationships. 
  • Benefits from a strong management team, which possesses the expertise required to effectively manage and grow the business on an ongoing basis.
  • Operates from leasehold premises, with scope to operate on an entirely remote basis in the future. 
  • The company has a comprehensive development strategy in place, with a number of innovative new products and services under development, and plans to pursue further international expansion.


Turnover (£'000) Adjusted EBITDA (£'000)
2018 (Actual) 2,781 701
2019 (Actual) 2,862 642
2020 (Forecast) 3,258 1,143
2021 (Forecast) 3,965 1,190
2022 (Forecast) 5,708 1,696
  • Achieved turnover of £2.8 million in YE19, with an adjusted EBITDA of £645k.
  • Maintains consistently strong gross profit and adjusted EBITDA margins, averaging approximately 53% and 22%, respectively, across the last two years. 
  • Benefits from a consistent, reliable stream of contracted revenue from monthly, annual and biennial subscriptions with both private customers and commercial clients.
  • Turnover on track to reach circa £3.2 million in YE20, with adjusted EBITDA rising to £1.1 million. 
  • The company is on course to achieve considerable expansion over the coming years, with the rising demand for its services and plans for the introduction of new products anticipated to drive turnover up to £7.2 million by YE23, with an adjusted EBITDA of £2.4 million.

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