Tyton Partners represented 95 Percent Group in securing its significant investment from Leeds Equity.
Leeds Equity and 95 Percent Group, a best-in-class provider of whole class and intervention literacy curriculum products and services to districts and schools across the U.S., announced today that Leeds Equity has made a significant investment in the Company.
Leeds Equity has, for three decades, partnered with founders and management teams to help drive innovation and growth in leading companies across the Knowledge Industries. Leeds Equity’s investment in 95 Percent Group will enable the Company to further develop its literacy curriculum as well as invest in its digital solutions, further strengthening 95 Percent Group’s ability to empower educators with instructional resources and strategies proven to significantly raise reading achievement.
“We founded 95 Percent Group with the mission to help schools and school districts improve reading instructional practices and ensure success for struggling readers,” said Dr. Susan L. Hall, Co-Founder of 95 Percent Group. “Leeds Equity is our choice of a financial partner for the company’s next chapter because of their commitment to invest in our mission to support teachers in implementing Science of Reading practices. Leeds has an unmatched track record of building innovative companies that address high stakes challenges and deliver measurable, best-in-class outcomes.”
Dr. Susan L. Hall, who co-founded the Company more than 15 years ago with her husband, David, will continue to remain significantly involved with the Company, including serving on the Board of Directors. Brad Lindaas, the Company’s President since 2018, will continue in his role and take on additional responsibilities. Since its founding in 2005, 95 Percent Group has been committed to its mission of supporting teachers in raising reading achievement for all students. The Company offers curriculum, manipulatives, and proprietary assessments in Phonological Awareness and Phonics, in addition to related professional development and implementation coaching for schools and districts. As an early proponent of principles reflected in the Science of Reading, 95 Percent Group has remained at the forefront of evidence-based literacy methods for two decades and today offers industry-leading intervention and whole-class supplemental curriculum. The Company’s client base includes state departments of education, regional offices of education, several large urban school districts, and more than 2,800 school districts and 22,000 schools across the country.
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