Grant Thornton advises Buttercups Training Buttercups Training has been sold to BPP Education Group

April 2024
Buttercups Training Limited
Adviser to Buttercups Training on their sale to BPP Education Group
Grant Thornton team
Skills and training
Sell side
Corporate finance
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We are delighted to have advised Buttercups Training on their sale to BPP Education Group

Buttercups is a pharmacy training provider delivering both apprenticeship programmes and commercial courses to the pharmacy sector, supporting over 2,600 learners annually. Buttercups was founded in 1988 and quickly became the leading pharmacy training provider, working with household names such as Boots, Asda, Tesco, Day Lewis and Rowlands. 

BPP Education Group is a global provider of professional and higher education, providing training and qualifications in a diverse range of sectors in over 145 countries. Buttercups will form part of BPP’s Healthcare training offering.

We were appointed to provide corporate finance services to the shareholders. Finding a new home for the company that would be the right cultural fit for staff, customers, and learners was a priority.

Our strong understanding of the sector enabled a clear identification of the buyer as the best strategic fit whilst achieving excellent value for the shareholders and delivering a highly successful outcome.

Victoria Giles, who led the transaction, commented; “We are delighted to have found a home for Buttercups that protects the legacy as well as enable continued and accelerated growth. This transaction continues to build on our leading market reputation within skills and training and our credentials in across apprenticeships and commercial training and healthcare education.”


Victoria and the Grant Thornton team were extremely supportive, attentive and understanding, supported me through the process and provided invaluable advice. Their understanding of the sector was clear and helped us achieve a truly fantastic result

Vanessa Kingsbury Founder and former shareholder, Buttercups Training

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