At a time when skills represent an essential means to tackle some of the most important social and economic challenges, Unigestion’s investment will help Babington further enhance its services and continue to deliver meaningful customer outcomes.
With a mission to develop better futures for businesses, individuals, and the communities in which it operates, Babington boasts an unrivalled scope of services from apprenticeships and short qualifications to professional training and pre-employment courses – all underpinned by technology, data, and deep learning expertise.
The past eighteen months have seen the business develop and strengthen a clear value proposition and product strategy in response to changing customer needs, with significant investment in brand, partnerships, and products.
Having already secured recent major contracts with leading telecoms, infrastructure, and public sector clients, Babington continues to raise the profile of funded learning as a strategic tool to help organisations attract, develop, and retain talent.
Investment from the Unigestion’s direct private equity fund, specialising in high-potential mid-market private equity investments, signals an exciting new phase in Babington’s journey.
The agreement, will see current CEO David Marsh remain in post, supported by existing management, and backed by Unigestion’s global team.
David Marsh, CEO commented “We are really pleased with the outcome of this process and the investment from Unigestion. The support that we, as management, received from Simon, Rory and the team at Liberty has been fantastic and completely invaluable – I cannot recommend them enough. Their knowledge, understanding and ability to simplify things for management with varying levels of understanding of private equity processes has helped to not only make the process a success but management can feel confident that we understood everything we needed to and our position was protected”.