Must Read Press Releases April 14, 2023

Q1 2023 Deal Highlights

Tyton Partners Q1 2023 Transactions

Tyton Partners Delivers Record Q1

We are pleased to announce that Tyton Partners Investment Banking division has picked up right where it left off in 2022. We closed a record 24 deals last year across the PreK-12, Higher Education, and Corporate L&D and Staffing markets. As of the end of Q1, we are continuing at a record pace and have closed 7 transactions across the multiple end segments in which we specialize.

Notwithstanding continued market volatility, we remain optimistic for the remainder of 2023, as we expect our momentum to continue, with a strong active roster of 30+ clients in-market and a robust pipeline of market-leading opportunities, including corporate carve-outs, profitable and growing private companies, and tactical add-ons for institutionally backed strategics and their public competitors. We continue to leverage our deep sector expertise and decades of transaction experience to help our clients navigate the complexity of the global knowledge and education marketplace.

Q1 2023 Transactions Cont.

School Specialty’s Divestiture of EPS to Excolere Equity Partners

EPS is a leading developer of research-based supplemental curriculum products and services that enhance literacy and math skills for K-12 grade-level students. The company offers a number of leading products including SPIRE, Wordly Wise 3000, Primary Phonics, and Coach. Tyton Partners served as the exclusive financial adviser to School Specialty.

Wiley’s Divestiture of Wiley Efficient Learning to UWorld

Wiley Efficient Learning is a market-leading provider of preparation courses for high stakes, professional accounting and finance exams. Offering an unparalleled depth of test prep solutions for learners at all levels to pass professional exams, Efficient Learning provides thousands of hours of self-paced videos, study materials, question banks, and flashcards on an adaptive, award-winning learning platform. Tyton Partners served as the exclusive financial adviser to Wiley.

Akademos in its Sale to VitalSource (Francisco Partners)

Akademos offers a full-service online technolgy platform that delivers savings on textbooks and other course materials while providing administrators and faculty with critical control over the entire process. Tyton Partners served as the exclusive financial adviser to Akademos.

Tinkergarten in its Sale to Highlights for Children (Highlights) 

Tinkergarten was founded with the mission of helping kids develop critical skills such as problem-solving, creativity, and empathy through purposeful outdoor play. Their innovative curriculum, remote teacher training mode, and on-demand service are designed to inspire a love of nature and a passion for learning. Tyton Partners served as the exclusive financial adviser to Tinkergarten.

Fairmont Schools in its Sale to International School Partnership

Since being founded in 1953, Fairmont has been transforming the lives of students and families across Southern California and around the world, through best-in-class educational programs and state-of-the-art facilities. Fairmont offers education to more than 2,400 children and students across the Orange County area and is recognized as a leading education provider in the local community. Tyton Partners served as the exclusive financial adviser to Fairmont Schools.

Completed Transactions But Not Yet Announced

Leading Provider of Subscription-based Corporate Training

 The Company offers comprehensive, affordable and convenient business, compliance and safety training to include competitive training for every industry and sector with a true blended learning approach that includes live and online learning options. Tyton Partners served as the exclusive financial adviser to the Company.

A Leading Teacher Training Course Provider Has Been Acquired by a Leading Online Platform for Teacher Learning and Development 

The Company has been a leader in professional development, providing expertly-crafted, classroom-applicable courses to thousands of teachers across the country. Tyton Partners served as the exclusive financial adviser to the Company.