Today’s increasingly knowledge-based economy requires growing numbers of highly skilled, flexible professionals trained by agile and responsive educational institutions. Companies that provide high-quality educational services, as well as the enabling products and technologies, will drive sustained growth in the education sector. Summit Partners works with growing organizations and companies in the education industry, helping them to capitalize on opportunities and position themselves as market leaders.
Here are some examples:
- Summit helped Academic Management Services enter the student loan business, build new information systems and recruit an independent board member.
- Summit assisted AlphaSmart Inc. in expanding its board and management team and in exploring high-potential brand extensions, such as complementary software, a palm-based product platform for high school and college students and online communities for teachers and school districts.
- Summit’s strategic support helped Heald College expand its programs, locations and management team, leading to dramatic growth and a successful acquisition.
- Summit’s financing and transaction expertise enabled Trident University International to spin-off from its brick and mortar parent institution, Touro College. Summit continues to assist management in scaling operations, building a board of directors and expanding into adjacent markets.
To learn more about our investments in the education industry, please view our portfolio.