Project Description

Specialized Education Services

Prairie Capital Fund IV

Location Yardley, PA
Transaction Type Growth Buyout with Management
Investment Date July 2009
Exit Date July 2015
Buyer Catapult Learning (JMI Equity and The Carlyle Group Portfolio Company)
Business

Provider of non-public, for-profit educational services to children with learning and behavioral difficulties in Kindergarten through 12th grade

Industry Education

Investment Rationale

  • Valuable partner to school districts because of ability to successfully educate students with the most severe learning and behavioral challenges
  • Proven business model and value proposition
  • Track record of successfully identifying and integrating organic and inorganic growth opportunities within existing and new regions
  • Investor group possesses significant education industry experience

Value Add

• Maintained Board seat and helped drive strategic initiatives.