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Sell your education business with confidence and ease

Maximise the value of your education business with the help of an experienced partner.
No sale, no fee
Access UK & International Buyers
Personalised guidance throughout
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Whatever your reason for selling, we're here to help you smoothly and successfully transition to your next adventure.

Achieve a higher valuation

As a specialist education business broker, we'll expertly market your business to an extensive network of UK and international buyers.

Streamlined process

With our expertise and resources, we make the process of selling as smooth as possible so you can focus on preparing for the sale.


We take great care to protect the privacy of our buyers and sellers. You can expect your information will be handled with the utmost discretion and care.

"James’ deep market knowledge, professionalism and personal attention facilitated three vendors in selling their businesses to Dukes Education."

Aatif Hassan
Founder, Dukes Education

"If I wanted to buy or sell a business in the UK or Ireland, I would immediately engage James Dixey Limited to act for me."

Danny Wang
Managing Director, Full Circle

James knows the ELT industry inside and out, and how to sell businesses in it. If you want to sell your School, engage James Dixey; an experienced, trusted professional.

Nick & Cally Albrecht
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Realise your business' value with someone who has been there, and done it himself.

With an in-depth and personal understanding of the intricacies of selling education businesses, every aspect of our team's service - from preparing your business for sale to negotiations and closing - is designed to help you achieve a successful outcome.
Our team

Save time as we guide you through our 9 Step process.

We have established a 9 Step process for selling educational businesses that is detailed, extensive, and most importantly, it works.
Our 9-step process
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Discover how we helped sellers like you.

Each transaction is carefully brokered by our team, which has decades of experience in the education sector. View a sample of some of our recent successful sales.

Frequently asked questions

Have a question? Contact our team.
How much is my business worth?
A business’ value will depend on factors which can’t be put into a calculator such as the location, the number of students you have, the quality of the brand, the extent of repeat business, the future prospects and so on.

Critically, your Business is worth what someone will pay for it.  Please contact us, and after you have provided us with some initial data, we will give you a confidential estimate of what we might be able to sell your business for; and by when.
Why should I use a broker, and not try and sell my business on my own?
1. We will keep your name and location totally confidential.

2. We only release it to genuine enquiries under confidentiality obligations. You do not want your customers and competitors knowing that you are thinking of selling.

3. We will present your business in the most professional and attractive way to buyers.
We have an extensive and up-to-date database of buyers wanting to buy educational businesses in the UK and Ireland.

4. Selling a business is very time consuming and will distract you from running your business successfully.

5. In simple terms, we will get you a lot more money for your business than you could on your own.
How much do you charge?
We work on a Success Fee. We only get paid on success, i.e. when we sell your business.

- Our Success Fee is 6% of the total of what we sell your Business for. If we cannot sell your Business, we do not charge for our time and effort.

- We do not charge any upfront fees or retainers.

- If we need to write and design a prospectus for your sale, an Information Memorandum, you will pay for the costs of design and production.

How long will it take you to sell my business?
We have sold one business within 24 hours of being instructed; others have taken up to 12 months.

However long it takes, we are on hand at every stage to speed the process up, minimise the stress and find the best buyers for your Business.

Speed of sale depends on:
• How ready your business is for sale
• How attractive your business is to buyers
• How quickly you provide data we ask for
• How realistic your price expectations are
• The overall economy and investor confidence
• The speed of both sides’ lawyers and accountants
Where does James Dixey find the Buyers?
We have built an extensive international database of buyers looking to buy educational businesses in the UK and Ireland.

We talk to our buyers regularly. Our buyers come from a host of backgrounds including substantial private equity backed firms, trade buyers, wealthy individuals and international investors.
What are the main steps to sell?
We have established a 9 Step process to sell educational businesses. It’s detailed, extensive and, most importantly, it works.

Sell your business with James Dixey

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