• Founded in 1983, BIMM University (BIMM) is one of the leading specialist providers of creative arts education in the UK, and has developed a market leading reputation for its high-quality courses across the UK, Ireland and Germany
  • MetFilm School is a UK and Germany based film, television and online media, higher education provider, offering undergraduate, postgraduate and short courses with campuses in three cities: London, Berlin, and Leeds
  • This transaction marks a significant milestone in the commitment of both institutions to provide high-quality specialist film school education, positioning BIMM and MetFilm School as a leading provider of undergraduate film courses in the UK and Europe


  • DC Advisory’s UK team, led by James Pople, was engaged by Intermediate Capital Group plc (ICG) to provide full-scope buy-side M&A advice to support BIMM on the acquisition of MetFilm School
  • DC Advisory provided valuation and strategic advice, assistance with commercial negotiations, modelling support, as well as sector intelligence and process management expertise


  • In February 2024, BIMM completed its acquisition in MetFilm School. By combining BIMM and MetFilm School’s deep connections and broad network, graduates will have opportunities to find roles in the UK’s TV and film industry, which is growing rapidly with an emerging skills gap that BIMM will be able to serve
  • The transaction highlights DC Advisory’s extensive experience in the Education sector, and its continued commitment to provide valuable advice supporting clients throughout their growth journey

“The DC Advisory  team, led by James Pople, was invaluable in helping us navigate this transaction and we are very grateful for their help and assistance throughout the process.”

David Jones-Owen

“It was a pleasure advising ICG and BIMM on the acquisition of MetFilm. Together, BIMM and MetFilm will make a strong offering in creative arts higher education, and we wish the management every success with their future growth. This transaction builds upon DC Advisory’s substantial credentials in the education sector and further strengthens our relationship with ICG”

James Pople
Managing Director DC Advisory UK