Learndirect acquires training provider i-to-i

Training provider learndirect has acquired TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) specialist i-to-i.

Leeds-based i-to-i provides online teaching training and sends its customers to countries including Vietnam, Thailand and China and has been trading for 25 years.

Merger and acquisitions specialist The Firebird Partnership advised on the sale to Learndirect, the UK’s largest provider of online training courses.

Firebird director Ian Finlay said: “Gordon and his team are renowned experts in their sector and we are delighted to have helped them complete this transaction.

“I have every confidence that i-to-i will continue to flourish and grow as part of the learndirect Group. It was a pleasure to work with such a committed and professional team on this transaction.”

I-to-i managing director Gordon Mathie, said: “I am delighted to have completed the sale of TATG with the help of Firebird. We have found a great new partner in learndirect.”

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