Royal College of Healthcare joins Catalyst

Catalyst Education (formerly Careers Training Group) is delighted to announce the addition of Royal College of Healthcare as it looks to expand in the vocational education sector in Australia with the support of leading private equity firm Anacacia Capital.

Anacacia Capital identified the $8.4 billion Australian vocational education market with over 1.9 million students as an exciting growth opportunity. Royal College of Healthcare joins Catalyst Education’s existing businesses of Selmar Institute of Education and Managed Corporate Outcomes as it looks to expand significantly in this sector.

David Mol, Director of Royal College of Healthcare, stated: “I am delighted to join [Catalyst Education] and excited about the opportunity to have the support of Anacacia Capital to help us grow our business.”

Catalyst Education Managing Director Neil Shilbury stated: “David and Vicki Mol and their team have built Royal College of Healthcare into a leading provider of aged care training in Queensland and is an outstanding addition to the [Catalyst Education] portfolio of vocational training businesses”.

Transaction advisors included Sparke Helmore Lawyers, Redchip Lawyers, PWC, Pennell & Yantsch, AON, Supertrac and Newbery Consulting.

About Catalyst Education

Catalyst Education was formed in 2013 through the high quality Registered Training Organisation in the vocational education sector — Selmar Institute of Education which was established in 2004 and today is a leading provider of certificate and diploma training primarily to the Early Childhood Education and Aged Care sectors.

About Royal College of Healthcare

Royal College of Healthcare was established in Queensland in 1997 as a Registered Training Organisation. It is a specialist trainer in the aged care sector and is sought after by leading aged care providers in Brisbane, Gold Coast and across Queensland to provide quality training, education, and consultancy advice.

About Anacacia Capital

Anacacia Capital manages the Anacacia Partnership private equity fund and seeks to be Australia’s leading private equity firm that specialises in small-medium enterprises. Anacacia provide strategic insight and capital to outstanding management teams to help these businesses to grow.


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