Strategy advisors to the Education and Technology sectors

We are the leading European strategy consulting firm specialised in Education and recognised as such by the leading investors. We have worked on over 120 transactions in the sector and over 90% of the largest Education deals (>€200M EV) in Europe over the past 5 years.

Our solid sector focus on Education and Technology means we can offer you real expertise and insight with:



a deep level of understanding of market dynamics


in-house data repositories built up over many years


an extensive network of international expert contacts



European strategy consulting firm specialised in Education


+ countries worked in internationally


deals completed

Some examples of our recent work:


Vocational and Professional Education, Online Education, EdTech and other

PMSI was engaged by IK Investment Partners and Groupe Skill & You to undertake commercial due diligence of ICS Learn in its acquisition from Primary Capital Partners. ICS Learn is a leading online provider of HR (CIPD), accounting, leadership and management and other professional qualifications.

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Higher Education, Online Education, EdTech and other

PMSI International undertook commercial due diligence on behalf of Galileo Global Education in its acquisition of AKAD, Germany’s oldest online university, from Aurelius Equity. AKAD is a leading player in the fast-growing German online higher education market.

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PMSI international conducted CDD on AssessFirst, a leading French talent assessment and talent management Saas solution which uses artificial intelligence to support HR professionals in recruiting and managing talent.

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“We have been working with PMSI for almost 10 years. We particularly appreciate their work, which is always based on a very granular data approach and allows us to understand the markets in depth. In the past, we have stopped certain acquisition processes on the basis of their projections… and a few years later have been able to measure the relevance of their analysis!”

Sebastien Ferrand, Development and M&A Director, Galileo Global Education

“PMSI has developed a depth of expertise in the education sector and international network which is virtually second to none. In addition to providing critical insights, they have demonstrated their ability to deliver great results in a time-constrained and very intense environment.”

Benjamin Dupuy, Managing Director, BC Partners
Providence Equity

“We have been working with the PMSI team for years. Their deep sector expertise and data-driven approach has always provided valuable insights to the strategic questions at hand.”

Sofian Lignier, Director, Providence Equity

“We have approached PMSI on several occasions due to their unparalleled knowledge of the education and training sector. Rémi and his team were able to provide clear and precise answers to the issues raised. We will not hesitate to call on PMSI again for our future projects.”

Julie Masson, Partner, Capital Croissance
Noroff online vocational

“PMSI’s industry expertise allows us to dive directly into problem solving, We always confer with PMSI before making any big moves.”

Christian Scheel, Head of Business Development, Noroff

“I called on the services of PMSI  for a market study of healthcare software, a market which I already knew well. I must admit that the report was of a high quality. The survey methodology deployed by PMSI allows them to obtain information of surprising relevance. PMSI enriches this information with a fine analysis of the market, its challenges and the strategies pursued by the various players. Since 2014, I have commissioned them 5 more times … What more can I say!”

Thierry Ganter, President, Élap