Trade Sale of Cuerden Consulting to Edif Group

Isca Ventures advised the shareholders of Cuerden Consulting Limited on the sale of the company to private-equity backed Edif Group Limited.

Cuerden Consulting is a dynamic and well-respected training design, development and assurance consultancy based in Swindon. Their Training Analysts and Learning Consultants provide clients with robust and professional training and competence management solutions to ensure employees perform their roles competently and safely.

Edif Group work in critical industries and environments world-wide, providing engineering and consultancy services to reduce risk, optimise performance and enhance capability, giving their customers the confidence to build operational success. Edif Group, backed by Phoenix Equity Partners, has undertaken a number of acquisitions over recent years. Cuerden Consulting is their next well-considered acquisition to expand their team and service portfolio.

Iain Francis, Founder and Director, Cuerden Consulting, commented “Cuerden Consulting will continue to develop and grow in accordance with the values which have made it so successful to date. The existing management team will continue to manage the business and lead its ongoing development and growth under the ownership of Edif Group.”

Al Halcrow, Director at Isca Ventures, added “‘We are delighted to see the shareholders able to achieve an exit to Edif Group.  This deal provides the team an excellent opportunity to be part of a fast growing business and will give strong continuity to customers and staff.”

Isca provided us with excellent support.  Their timely review and input allowed us to have confidence in the deal that was being offered, as well as helping us to understand how best to maximise the value of the business prior to completion.

Iain Francis - Founder and Director, Cuerden Consulting