For Purpose Investment Partners’ Acquisition of Catalyst Education

Gilbert + Tobin has advised For Purpose Investment Partners (FPIP) on the acquisition of Catalyst Education from Anacacia Capital.

FPIP is a leading Australian not-for-profit social impact investment manager which makes investments that generate positive health, education, social or public welfare outcomes in addition to strong financial returns. 

Catalyst Education provides compassion-focused vocational education across early childhood education and care, aged care and disability care. Catalyst Education operates registered training organisations Selmar Institute of Education, Practical Outcomes and Royal College of Healthcare.

The G+T team was led by Tim Gordon (Picture) and included support from corporate advisory lawyers Sam Jaffray and Emily Fanning. Darren Fittler, head of Gilbert + Tobin’s Charities + Social Sector group advised on the structuring, governance and charity elements. Banking + Infrastructure partner Spiro Papadolias, with support from lawyers Felix Buddee and Lee Lancaster, advised on all financing elements of the transaction, including the bespoke secured social loan notes issued to fund the acquisition and provide ongoing working capital support.

Involved fees earner: Felix Buddee – Gilbert + Tobin; Emily Fanning – Gilbert + Tobin; Darren Fittler – Gilbert + Tobin; Tim Gordon – Gilbert + Tobin; Sam Jaffray – Gilbert + Tobin; Lee Lancaster – Gilbert + Tobin; Spiro Papadolias – Gilbert + Tobin;

Law Firms: Gilbert + Tobin;

Clients: For Purpose Investment Partners ;

Sonia Carcano

Author: Sonia Carcano