Sector:

Business Services

Investment year:

2019

Year of Sale:

N/A

The Horizon team’s track record in scaling software and service businesses and supporting buy-and-builds aligns well with our strategy for Juniper

Gavin FreedExecutive Chairman

Business

Juniper Education is a rapidly growing provider of SAAS software and subscription services to over 10,000 schools.

Juniper provides a comprehensive suite of software to support Schools in delivering high quality education. Juniper’s Horizon, Sonar and Observe products are used to manage pupil tracking, management information, analytics and human resources in Schools nationwide.

Integrated to its software solution Juniper delivers subscription based services providing, HR, Finance and Compliance support along with Payroll services.  Juniper was established in 2019 to help schools and academies build highly effective and efficient educational environments.

Market

With its comprehensive service offering, well invested software platform and national footprint, Juniper Education is uniquely well-placed to capitalise on a growing £500m market opportunity.

The market is highly fragmented with a large number of niche and small suppliers delivering services and providing software representing a significant opportunity for consolidation. The market is growing as services transition from local authorities to private providers when Schools move to become independent trusts or join multi academy trusts.

Strategy

Juniper’s strategy is to be the leading provider of high quality SAAS software to Schools.  We are executing a clear plan to achieve this through both significant investment in product development and acquisition of niche businesses and products.

Juniper has two divisions: one focussed on primary school software and services and the other on secondary; they work together to deliver a seamless solution for Multi Academy Trusts.

 

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