Weld North Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Weld North’s most common sectors for investment are education (50%) and internet software and services (25%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (67%) and venture (17%). In total, Weld North has invested in 7 US states.

In the last 3 years, Weld North has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is merger (67%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity15
    • M&A Buy Activity12
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 3

Weld North LLC

3 Columbus Circle Suite 2405,
New York, New York 10019
United States
(203) 413-5170
www.weldnorth.com
contact@weldnorth.com

Weld North is a private investment firm focused on opportunities in the education sector. The Firm will consider venture opportunities as well as investments in mature businesses. Weld North was formed in 2010 by Jonathan Grayer - former CEO of Kaplan, Inc. and works in partnership with KKR. The Firm is based in New York City.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Education, Information Services, Internet Software and Services, Software

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
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M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 11 1 - - - - 12
Sell (0.2/yr) # 2 - - 1 - - 3
  15

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
The Learning House, Inc. 2018-10-09 - Add-on Acquisition
Louisville, Kentucky · www.learninghouse.com
Intellify Learning 2016-01-20 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Boston, Massachusetts · www.intellifylearning.com
Imagine Learning, Inc. 2014-04-07 - Secondary Buyout
Provo, Utah · www.imaginelearning.com
Truenorthlogic LLC 2014-04-07 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Sandy, Utah · www.truenorthlogic.com
Organic Avenue LLC 2013-01-08 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
New York, New York · www.organicavenue.com
Editure Professional Development, Inc. 2012-12-01 - Merger
New York, New York · www.editurepd.com
JBHM Education Group LLC 2012-12-01 - Merger
Jackson, Mississippi · www.jbhm-edgroup.com
Generation Ready 2012-12-01 - Consolidation
New York, New York · www.generationready.com
Editure Professional Development, Inc. 2012-09-24 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
New York, New York · www.editurepd.com
JBHM Education Group LLC 2012-09-24 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Jackson, Mississippi · www.jbhm-edgroup.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Imagine Learning, Inc. 2014-04-07 Reasoning Mind, Inc. 2018-07-30 3
Provo, Utah · www.imaginelearning.com Houston, Texas · www.reasoningmind.org
Imagine Learning, Inc. 2014-04-07 Think Through Learning, Inc. (dba Think Through Math) 2016-10-17 2
Provo, Utah · www.imaginelearning.com Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · www.thinkthroughmath.com
Edgenuity, Inc. 2011-07-11 Compass Learning 2016-08-01 1
Scottsdale, Arizona · www.edgenuity.com Austin, Texas · www.compasslearning.com
Truenorthlogic LLC 2014-04-07 Performance Matters LLC 2016-03-09 1
Sandy, Utah · www.truenorthlogic.com Winter Park, Florida · www4.performancematters.com
Imagine Learning, Inc. 2014-04-07 Big Brainz, Inc. 2016-01-12 1
Provo, Utah · www.imaginelearning.com Provo, Utah · www.bigbrainz.com
Generation Ready 2012-12-01 Editure Professional Development, Inc. 2012-12-01 2
New York, New York · www.generationready.com New York, New York · www.editurepd.com
Generation Ready 2012-12-01 JBHM Education Group LLC 2012-12-01 1
New York, New York · www.generationready.com Jackson, Mississippi · www.jbhm-edgroup.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Education 3 (38%) - 6 (50%) -
Internet Software and Services 3 (38%) - 3 (25%) -
Food - - 1 (8%) -
Information Services 1 (13%) - 1 (8%) -
Software 1 (13%) - 1 (8%) -
Total 8 - 12 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 8 (100%) - 12 (100%) -
  New York 3 (38%) - 5 (42%) -
  Utah 2 (25%) - 2 (17%) -
  Washington 1 (13%) - 1 (8%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (13%) - 1 (8%) -
  Arizona 1 (13%) - 1 (8%) -
  Mississippi - - 1 (8%) -
  Kentucky - - 1 (8%) -
Total 8 - 12 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (50%) - 8 (67%) -
Venture 2 (25%) - 2 (17%) -
Consolidation 1 (13%) - 1 (8%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (13%) - 1 (8%) -
Total 8 - 12 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 2 (67%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (33%) -
Total 3 -

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
1 100%
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
3 100%

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