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Treetops is the UK's fourth largest nursery school operator, providing education to more than 6,000 children at 61 schools.

We carved Treetops out of PINE Unit Trust, a property investment vehicle, in 2012 in order to bring focus to the company’s development. Our strategy was to accelerate growth by focusing on yield, operational management and add-on acquisitions. A rigorous focus on quality and a more sophisticated approach to sales and marketing increased organic growth above market levels. At the same time we led an M&A programme that doubled the company’s schools portfolio. Earnings more than quadrupled under our ownership.

We sold the business to a strategic buyer in 2017.

“Epiris has been a fantastic investor for Treetops. Chris and his team set out a clear vision for the business and provided invaluable support as we have worked to fulfil it.” (Charles Eggleston, CEO)


Nursery education

Entry date:
March 2012

Exit date:
April 2017

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