Education & Training

Capstone's Education & Training Group is the most active in the U.S., with over 50 transactions completed since 2010.

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At a Glance

Capstone Partners’ dedicated Education & Training Investment Banking team provides M&A, capital formation, and financial advisory services to middle market companies in the education and professional training industries. The Education & Training team addresses the useful life of any student whether just beginning on their educational journey or trying to upskill to keep pace with changing times. This lifelong journey starts in the formative years of early childhood and K-12 through the attainment of certifications or degrees in college or university settings with the eventual goal of gainful employment. Once a vocation has been obtained, employees and employers yearn for upskilling, new certifications, corporate training, workforce development, and talent management solutions. Our group partners with clients that provide services, products, or technology solutions to all of these education and training markets. Our team has worked with many of the industry’s leading private equity firms, acquirers, and advisors. We have extensive experience in the special nuances of structuring and negotiating transactions within the industry, and we expand on this expertise with a dedicated research team that stays on top of the latest trends and market intelligence.

Focused on Sell-Side M&A

Our Education & Training team has a special focus on sell-side M&A transactions, recapitalizations, capital raises, or any other time a liquidity event happens. With over 60 transactions completed since 2010, we are the most active investment bank in the space. Due to this experience, we’re able to deliver superior valuations, speed to closure and enhanced probability of success.

Areas of Focus

Education Technology & Services

  • Admissions Platforms
  • AR/VR
  • Badging & Credentialing
  • Bootcamps
  • Career Planning
  • Classroom Tech
  • Courseware
  • Curriculum
  • Enrollment & Admissions
  • Games & Simulation
  • Hiring & Internships
  • Institutional Management
  • K-12 STEM
  • Language
  • Learning Environments
  • Learning Management Systems
  • Math, Science & Literacy
  • Online Program Management
  • Open Online
  • Publishing
  • Social Platforms
  • Student Management
  • Teacher Management
  • Testing & Assessment
  • Tutoring & Test Prep

Corporate & Professional Training

  • Authoring Tools
  • Compliance
  • Content Development
  • Continuing Education
  • eLearning
  • Gamification
  • Government & Defense
  • Health & Safety Training
  • IT & Technical Training
  • Leadership Training
  • Learning Technologies
  • Measurement & Analytics
  • Online Learning Libraries
  • Performance Management
  • Sales Training
  • Simulation Training
  • Training Delivery
  • Training Outsourcing
  • Workforce Development

Early Childhood & K-12 Education

  • AR/VR
  • Charter Schools
  • Classroom Tech
  • Courseware
  • Curriculum
  • Early Childhood Care Centers
  • EdTech
  • Games & Simulation
  • Learning Environments
  • Learning Management Systems
  • Math, Science & Literacy
  • Online Program Management
  • Publishing
  • Student Management
  • Summer Experience Camps
  • Teacher Management
  • Testing & Assessment

Higher Education

  • Admissions Platforms
  • AR/VR
  • Career Planning
  • Classroom Tech
  • Courseware
  • Curriculum
  • EdTech
  • Enrollment & Admissions
  • For-Profit Education
  • Games & Simulation
  • Hiring & Internships
  • Institutional Management
  • Learning Environments
  • Learning Management Systems
  • Math, Science & Literacy
  • Online Program Management
  • Postsecondary Institutions
  • Publishing
  • Student Management
  • Study Abroad
  • Teacher Management
  • Testing & Assessment
  • Title IV Institutions
  • Vocational Institutions

Recent Transactions

Senior Team Leaders

What our clients have to say:

Acquisitions tend to be highly stressful. In our case, having Capstone by our side made the journey quite enjoyable. There was no stress. Capstone had command. And what made all the difference, was the people on the team. Each individual played a key role and together they exceeded our wildest expectations. I am forever grateful.

Adam Rosh CEO, Rosh Review

The Capstone team have the deepest understanding of the education market, and were able to guide us through difficult, industry-specific deal issues and provided first-class service. They are trusted advisors that produced superior results.

Michael Kornman Co-Founder, NCK Capital

The Capstone Partners team invested the time to understand our company, its unique qualities and what we sought in a partner. They didn’t treat it like ‘just another engagement’ and worked to qualify buyers that met our non-quantitative criteria. They were true stewards and champions of the company we built.

Eli Boufis Co-Founder & Executive Principal, Driehaus Private Equity

Learn More

Want to learn more about the services we provide for owners, investors, and creditors of middle market companies? Reach out to us today!