PreK-12 Education - Executive Summary

Q4 2017

Early childhood education centers as well as learning solution providers have continued to realize increased growth throughout North America particularly for companies with quality offerings that deliver improved student outcomes.  A research team at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found that as the quality of instruction in preschool classrooms increases, children experience better progress across a range of skills.  As a result, both strategic and private equity buyers have looked to strengthen their foothold in this sub-sector. This is exemplified by a multitude of transactions, including the announced acquisitions of BrightPath by Busy Bees, Cadence Education by Audax, and Invo Healthcare Associates by The Wicks Group. 

 

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