RJD backs Improve International MBO

24 June 2020

RJD Partners (“RJD”) has backed the management buyout of Improve International Limited (“Improve”), a global provider of continuing education to the veterinary sector.

Improve provides both specialist postgraduate courses and qualifications as well as continuing professional development training to veterinary professionals. Its key programmes are structured on a modular basis comprising both face to face practical and classroom learning as well as online delivery.

RJD has taken a majority stake in the business investing alongside Improve’s management team led by Chief Executive, Heber Alves and original founder David Babington. The team has overseen impressive growth both domestically and overseas. Training is delivered directly in eight countries and through license partners in a further six. Its fully online distance learning propositions reach a global audience.

RJD will work closely with the Company to develop its customer propositions, including its digital delivery, and build an infrastructure to support further international growth both organically and via acquisition.

This is the third Education & Training investment from RJD’s third buyout fund and continues our successful track record in this sector.

Frank Bulman, Emily Henderson and Richard Caston worked on the investment for RJD and Frank and Emily will be joining the board of Improve.