MinterEllison introduced the acquisition of the upper schooling advisory specialist on October 4.
It comes at a “vital time as schooling suppliers are adapting and innovating to stay student-centric and sustainable”, in line with MinterEllison CEO Virginia Briggs.
She additionally pointed to the federal government’s Universities Accord as a “first complete assessment of the upper schooling sector in 15 years”.
“There may be demand from shoppers for seamless, end-to-end options that mix authorized and administration consulting capabilities,” she added.
Wells Advisory managing director, Michael Wells – who based the corporate in 2016 – will turn out to be companions of MinterEllison Consulting, along with Paula Kelly.
With a nine-strong administration consulting staff and a ten+principal advisor assist staff, they’ll proceed to service Australian shoppers and keep its UK presence and shopper base.
“We’re wanting ahead to extending our scale and constructing our popularity additional within the schooling sector, each in Australia and in choose abroad markets,” Wells stated.
“We’re wanting ahead to extending our scale and constructing our popularity additional within the schooling sector”
“Our staff is thought out there for his or her top quality work, deep sector experience, and consultative working fashion. That won’t change. However we can collaborate extra intently with the sector’s main authorized specialists to greatest meet our shoppers’ wants.”
Purchasers in Australia embrace members of the Group of Eight and the Australian Know-how Community, sector regulators, TAFEs, authorities and “main personal suppliers of upper schooling and vocational academic schooling and coaching”.
For MinterEllison, which has 120+ principal advisors and consultants, schooling is considered one of six key industries, Briggs added.
“Combining the Wells Advisory consultants into our consulting enterprise and our schooling sector providing will enable our schooling shoppers to entry coordinated recommendation and assist to higher obtain their organisational goals,” she stated.
“Greater schooling establishments in Australia and worldwide are dealing with related strategic challenges starting from digital transformation, partnerships, generative AI, cyber threats, on-line schooling, scholar and workers security, workforce administration to sustainable funding fashions,” Wells famous.
“We’re dedicated to collaborating and supporting our shoppers as they adapt and construct new capabilities and choices.”