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 have invested in 25 platform education companies and over 60 add-on acquisitions. We currently are investing our fifth fund – $229 million of committed institutional capital.
We invest in all aspects of the education industry – schools, colleges, products, services and technologies that are employed across the age spectrum.
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 invest $10 million to $50 million of equity capital per situation and have the capacity for more with our limited partners.
Value beyond the boardroom – we bring to our partners deep sector experience as investors, operators and policymakers with an extensive ecosystem of relationships. We enhance company growth and quality – by implementing education specific, operational best practices – by identifying add-on acquisitions – by providing capital for expansion – by attracting and nurturing our experienced management teams.
We are a collaborative, patient investor and believe that great partnerships and aligned interests create extraordinary companies.