Apiary Capital LLP

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Apiary Capital LLP is a Limited Liability Partnership registered in England and Wales, registered number OC417522. Apiary Capital LLP is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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Investment Strategy

Bertram’s nurseries are well-positioned to benefit from growing demand for quality early years education across the UK. This growth is underpinned favourable population trends, increasing female workforce participation and cross-party support for increased government funding. 

The nursery sector remains highly fragmented, with over 15,000 nurseries in the UK. Apiary will provide additional capital and strategic support to drive an acquisitive growth strategy.
 

Cary Rankin - Managing Director

"Our partnership with Apiary will allow us to continue to invest in our nurseries and deliver the very best levels of care and education. In addition, there is a clear opportunity to expand Bertram’s footprint through selective acquisitions."

Bertram Overview

Bertram is one of the UK’s largest children’s nursery groups, with 42 settings in North West England and Scotland that operate under a range of local brands. Bertram is committed to delivering high quality early years education across the whole nursery group.

The management team is led by Managing Director Cary Rankin who has been with Bertram since 2015. He is supported by a strong senior management team who have significant experience in the education and healthcare sectors. 
 

KEY DETAILS

HEADQUARTERS

Edinburgh

STATUS

Current

SECTOR

Education

Number of nurseries

42

INVESTMENT DATE

February 2019

Number of staff

1,200

Children's places

3,300

Number of staff

Investment Team