Education Growth Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Education Growth Partners’ most common sectors for investment are education (67%) and business services (12%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (45%) and secondary buyout (23%). In total, Education Growth Partners has invested in 8 US states and 2 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Education Growth Partners has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (100%). Education Growth Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2018 when it sold The Gordian Group for $775M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity11
    • M&A Buy Activity9
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 4

Education Growth Partners

201 Broad Street, Suite 1003,
Stamford, Connecticut 06901
United States
(203) 658-8100
www.edgrowth.com
info@edgrowth.com

Education Growth Partners is a private equity firm focused on the education sector. Specific areas of interest include education institutions, educational services, tech-based solutions and services, and publishing/content providers. Transactions of interest include small buyouts and funding growth capital needs. Education Growth Partners is based in Stamford, Connecticut.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Education, Internet Software and Services, Software, Staffing

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Venture

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 5 20
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 5 30
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 6 1 1 - 1 - 9
Sell (0.2/yr) # 1 - - 1 - - 2
vol $775M $775M
  11

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
All Campus LLC 2019-03-01 - Secondary Buyout
Chicago, Illinois · www.allcampus.com
The Gordian Group, Inc. 2018-07-02 775M USD Add-on Acquisition
Mauldin, South Carolina · www.thegordiangroup.com
Apex Learning, Inc. 2017-05-02 - Growth Capital
Seattle, Washington · www.apexlearning.com
Modo Labs, Inc. 2016-06-12 - Venture
Cambridge, Massachusetts · www.modolabs.com
Sightlines LLC 2015-10-23 - Add-on Acquisition
Guilford, Connecticut · www.sightlines.com
Fuse Universal 2015-06-18 - Venture
London, United Kingdom · www.fuseuniversal.com
Human Capital Institute 2014-05-19 - Growth Capital
Cincinnati, Ohio · www.hci.org
Vistage International, Inc. 2012-10-31 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
San Diego, California · www.vistage.com
The Gordian Group, Inc. 2012-03-28 - Secondary Buyout
Mauldin, South Carolina · www.thegordiangroup.com
Escholar LLC 2012-01-19 - Growth Capital
White Plains, New York · www.escholar.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Education 5 (71%) - 6 (67%) -
Business Services 1 (14%) - 1 (11%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (14%) - 1 (11%) -
Software - - 1 (11%) -
Total 7 - 9 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 6 (86%) - 8 (89%) -
  Washington 1 (14%) - 1 (11%) -
  Ohio 1 (14%) - 1 (11%) -
  New York 1 (14%) - 1 (11%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (14%) - 1 (11%) -
  Illinois 1 (14%) - 1 (11%) -
  California 1 (14%) - 1 (11%) -
  South Carolina - - 1 (11%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (11%) -
United Kingdom 1 (14%) - 1 (11%) -
Total 7 - 9 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 3 (43%) - 4 (44%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (14%) - 2 (22%) -
Venture 2 (29%) - 2 (22%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (14%) - 1 (11%) -
Total 7 - 9 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (50%) 775M (100%)
Trade Sale 1 (50%) -
Total 2 $775M

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $775M
TOTAL $775M
Largest The Gordian Group, Inc.
$775M (2018-07-02)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
2 100%
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
2 100%

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