Decades of experience in designing, inventing & innovating strategic solutions for education providers...

IDL has a strong presence across the world, providing global higher education providers with management consultancy services, specialising in Investments, Business Planning, Strategic Development, Corporate Governance and International Rankings. We work in successful partnership with institutions across this global higher education network to offer the Ivy League experiences to a growing number of students.

IDL leads the cross-institutional, strategic development of international partnerships activity. We are a key point of contact for international institutions and organisations interested in exploring partnership opportunities as well as provide an integrated business development service to both Investors and Establishments to facilitate their concepts, to development and implementation.

We break down barriers and get involved; we collaborate across disciplines, cultures and countries to solve global problems; and we transform people’s lives by making positive change across the world.

IDL helps leading organizations operate in the education space. Our advisory work spans projects in nearly every educational vertical: early childhood education and childcare, elementary and secondary schools, post-secondary education and adult continuing education.

We support a wide range of service providers in these verticals: educational publishing and technology, testing and assessment companies, language learning, consumer educational products and more.

We help clients across the globe, with an increasing focus on high-growth markets in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America.

IDL partners gain access to a highly experienced global education organization with the broadest international student recruitment network and a proven, innovative partnering model. When we develop new partnerships, we work closely with university teams to design a program that aligns with our partner's mission, focuses on delivering student success and builds on their existing expertise.

IDL teams help our clients develop actionable strategies for growth based on our deep education sector experience from across the globe.

Our diverse client base ranges from privately and publicly held for-profit institutions, private equity firms and their portfolio companies and non-profit institutions. We rank among the top providers of commercial diligence services.

Our Deep sector experience  and knowledge of key sector dynamics, trends and competitive landscapes result in deeper company-specific insights provides us with the Market knowledge that makes us both unique and pioneers.

Our continuous involvement in education transactions strengthens our understanding of market trends and value drivers. Among some of the complementary services we offer clients integrated transaction advisory services, including financial diligence, operational, tax, valuation and working capital services.

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Corporate clients

Transactions are part of every company’s strategy for growth and maximizing value. Clients considering mergers, acquisitions and divestitures look to us to help manage capital strategically and execute transactions in our evolving digital world. Be it strict commercial due diligences or M&A strategy, this is part of our core suite of services.

Private equity clients

Our deep education experience, along with our capabilities in assisting private equity clients across the deal life cycle, makes us the advisory of choice in helping companies make the right investments. Our Global reach through the expanded network of member firms in 150 countries, our team can quickly mobilize and assess information to deliver a local understanding of market opportunities.

Non-profit institutions

We help non-profit institutions seeking to acquire others in an effort to build scale in critical functions, round out their offerings or generate surpluses. Our Flexible approach enables clients to receive a customized approach using relevant sources and capabilities, focusing on the most critical drivers of value.


Our ‘in-source’ partnership development process is comprehensive, transparent, collaborative and both university and investor orientated.

An IDL partnership will drive your university's international enrolments, enhance your global brand and accelerate your growth. Over ten years we have built a trustworthy reputation - consistently delivering on promises and transforming our partners' competitive performance.

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Technical College & Academies

Our clients include privately and publicly held for-profit institutions, private equity firms and their portfolio companies and non-profit institutions.

Over the past 20 years, we have assisted on a vast array of transactions, including Overseas Expansion, Vertical Integration between providers, Digital Education Platforms, Franchising & Partnership, Governance and International Rankings.

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Pre-K to Higher Education

Over the past several years, we have been advisors to major education transactions, from pre-K to higher education and across business models, services, products and technology. ID understands the entire landscape from the perspective of governments, public providers, non-profit organizations and corporations. Coupled with our deep private equity experience, the Education practice team helps evaluate investments and supports post- investment operations and strategic planning within global education sectors.

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IDL provides the education sector-leading market knowledge, specialist education investment and operational excellence.