Our goal is to be the preferred investment partner for owners and management teams – helping them to build great education companies that have a transformative impact on students, teachers, employers, colleges and schools.
When we founded Quad in 2000, we set out to build a different firm – one with a unique focus, operational expertise and partnership culture. Today, we are one of the most active investors in the education industry, driving value-creation with a team of experienced investors and operators working with passion, transparency and integrity.
We are currently investing our fifth fund and have managed over $800 million of committed capital since inception. We have invested in over 35 platform education companies and have made numerous add-on acquisitions.
We invest in all aspects of the education industry, with a primary focus on educational technology, technology-enabled services and schools, both site-based and online.
Our investment structures are flexible and tailored to each opportunity. We acquire privately owned businesses, invest capital for growth, provide liquidity for shareholders and facilitate spinoffs from corporate owners.
We seek to deploy $15 million to $75 million of equity capital per investment.
We aim to bring to our partners deep sector experience as investors, operators and policymakers with an extensive ecosystem of relationships. We strive to enhance company growth and quality by implementing education specific, operational best practices, facilitating add-on acquisitions, providing capital for expansion and attracting and nurturing experienced management teams.
We are a collaborative, patient investor and believe that great partnerships and aligned interests create extraordinary companies.