M&A Deal Summary

Tutor.com Acquires The Princeton Review

On July 30, 2014, Tutor.com, Inc. acquired education company The Princeton Review from Charlesbank Capital Partners

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Tutor.com’s 1st transaction in the Education sector.
  • This is Tutor.com’s 1st transaction in the United States.
  • This is Tutor.com’s 1st transaction in Massachusetts.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2014-07-30
Target The Princeton Review
Sector Education
Buyer(s) Tutor.com, Inc.
Sellers(s) Charlesbank Capital Partners
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Advisor(s) Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., Inc. (Financial)
Goodwin Procter LLP (Legal)

Target

The Princeton Review

Framingham, Massachusetts, United States
website
The Princeton Review is a proivder of test preparation and college admission services company. Every year it helps millions of college- and graduate school-bound students achieve their education and career goals through its test preparation, tutoring, and admissions services, its online resources, and its more than 150 print and digital books published by Random House LLC.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Tutor.com, Inc.

New York, New York, United States

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Category Company
SectorInternet Software and Services
DESCRIPTION

Tutor.com is an online tutoring company with a community of more than 3,000 expert tutors and more than 11 million one-to-one tutoring sessions completed.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 1 of 1
Sector (Education) 1 of 1
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 1 of 1
State (Massachusetts) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 1 of 1
Year (2014) 1 of 1

Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Charlesbank Capital Partners

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1998
PE ASSETS 6.0B USD
SizeMega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Charlesbank Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on investing in companies at various stages of development, including private and public companies, distressed situations, as well as later stage high growth businesses. Charlesbank typically invests $50 to $150 million per deal, in companies valued between $150 million and $1.5 billion. Industries of interest include consumer products, distribution, energy, financial services, food, education, health-care products and services, manufacturing, media and communications, and retail. Charlesbank Capital Partners is based in Boston, Massachusetts with an additional office in New York City.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 29 of 47
Sector (Education) 3 of 3
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 8 of 16
State (Massachusetts) 4 of 5
Country (United States) 26 of 43
Year (2014) 1 of 2
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