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The leading financial advisor in the sector

Education is an essential investment in the future. We are proud to have been involved in the sector for nearly 20 years –  working with our higher and further education sector clients to address their challenges and make a positive contribution.


In the last five years, we have:

  • Advised on over 50 major transactions in Higher & Further education across the UK.
  • Raised over £1bn in private placements for universities, colleges and private schools.
  • Arranged c. £1.5bn in debt facilities from the EIB and commercial banks.
  • Structured student residences projects raising over £2bn of third party investment in university campuses.
  • Delivered investment in residences through private partnership projects which provide more than 40,000 new bedspaces for our clients.

Our Services

  • Strategic advice on funding and procurement options.
  • Debt advisory & arrangement
  • Financial modelling & forecasting
  • Private sector partnerships
  • Student accommodation financing
  • Project appraisal, including Business cases and options analysis
  • Treasury management and hedging
  • Funding and feasibility of low carbon and energy-efficiency related projects

In addition to our work with universities and colleges, we also support other entities across the wider education sector such as private schools and charities.

For further information contact:

Graeme Aithie

+44 (0)131 222 2602

Peter Lyons

+44 (0)131 222 2613

Queen Margaret University

QMPF is delighted to have advised Queen Margaret University on the financial and commercial opportunities for both the installation of rooftop solar PV and storage.