Investment Summary

Exits American Public Education

On November 9, 2007, invested in education company American Public Education from Camden Partners and ABS Capital Partners

Investment Highlights
  • This is transaction in the Education sector.
  • This is transaction in the United States.
  • This is transaction in West Virginia.

Investment Summary

Date 2007-11-09
Target American Public Education
Sector Education
Sellers(s) Camden Partners
ABS Capital Partners
Deal Type IPO

Target

American Public Education

Charles Town, West Virginia, United States
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American Public Education is an education services provider that offers respected, innovative and affordable educational programs and services. American Public Education was founded in 1991 and is based in Charlestown, West Virginia.

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Seller(S) 2

SELLER

Camden Partners

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1995
PE ASSETS 700M USD
Size Middle-Market
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Camden Partners is a private investment firm that specializes in direct company investments, investments in third-party funds, and investments in public small-cap companies. Camden's direct private equity practice targets equity investments up to $15 million in businesses operating in the business services, financial services, healthcare, and education sectors. Prospective companies generally have proven management, proprietary products or high barriers to entry, recurring revenue, and proven business models. Camden Partners was formed in 1995 and is based in Baltimore, Maryland.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 3 of 25
Sector (Education) 2 of 4
Type (IPO) 1 of 6
State (West Virginia) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 3 of 24
Year (2007) 2 of 2
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2007-04-03 CIBT Education Group

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

CIBT Education Group is an education and student housing investment company in Canada focused on the global education market. CIBT owns business and language colleges, student housing properties, recruitment centers, and corporate offices at 45 locations in Canada and abroad. CIBT Education Group was formed in 1994 and is based in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2008-03-24 Ranir

Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

Ranir LLC is a manufacturer of private label consumer oral and personal care products, including power and manual toothbrushes, teeth whiteners, dental floss and flossers, interdental devices, travel accessories and more. Ranir LLC was founded in 1979 and is based in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Buy $10M
SELLER

ABS Capital Partners

Hunt Valley, Maryland, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1990
PE ASSETS 2.5B USD
Size Large
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

ABS Capital Partners is a private equity firm that invests in later-stage growth companies in the healthcare, technology, business services, media and communications sectors. ABS provides capital to help fund growth, provide shareholder liquidity, pursue acquisitions, or to effect a management buyout. The Firm prefers US based business and will consider both majority and minority positions. ABS looks to commit $10 to $30 million per transaction. ABS Capital was formed in 1990 and has offices in Baltimore, Maryland; Waltham, Massachusetts; and San Francisco, California.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 32 of 68
Sector (Education) 2 of 3
Type (IPO) 13 of 15
State (West Virginia) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 32 of 67
Year (2007) 4 of 4
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2007-10-01 Avenue100 Media Solutions

Woburn, Massachusetts, United States

CourseAdvisor is a premier online lead generation and marketing solutions provider for the post secondary education market. With more than 1.5 million unique visitors per month, CourseAdvisor.com has become a leading online education directory (OED) featuring information on more than 6,000 programs offered at colleges and universities throughout North America.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2008-04-13 DoubleClick

New York, New York, United States

DoubleClick, Inc. is a provider of digital marketing technology and services. The world’s top marketers, publishers and agencies utilize DoubleClick’s expertise in ad serving, rich media, video, search and affiliate marketing to help them make the most of the digital medium.

Sell $3.1B