Education Growth Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Education Growth Partners has invested in 1 company.

Education Growth Partners’ most common sectors for investment are education (67%) and business services (17%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (50%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (17%). In total, Education Growth Partners has invested in 5 US states.

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 Activity8
    • M&A Buy Activity6
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 3

Education Growth Partners

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www.edgrowth.com
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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: Education

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

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 5 -
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 (0.2/yr) # 5 - 1 - - - 6
Sell (0.2/yr) # 1 - - 1 - - 2
vol $775M $775M
  8

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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
Sightlines LLC 2015-10-23 - Add-on Acquisition
Guilford, Connecticut · www.sightlines.com
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
Sighlines LLC 2011-12-15 - Stake Purchase
Guilford, Connecticut · www.sightlines.com
Sightlines LLC 2011-12-15 - Growth Capital
Guilford, Connecticut · www.sightlines.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Education 3 (75%) - 4 (67%) -
Business Services 1 (25%) - 1 (17%) -
Software - - 1 (17%) -
Total 4 - 6 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 4 (100%) - 6 (100%) -
  Connecticut 1 (25%) - 2 (33%) -
  Washington 1 (25%) - 1 (17%) -
  New York 1 (25%) - 1 (17%) -
  California 1 (25%) - 1 (17%) -
  South Carolina - - 1 (17%) -
Total 4 - 6 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 2 (50%) - 3 (50%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (25%) - 1 (17%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (17%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (25%) - 1 (17%) -
Total 4 - 6 -

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%
1 100%
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
2 100%

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