Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:55 PM
HiPointDem (20,729 posts)
Reserve your spot! Capital Roundtable Seminar: Private Equity Investing in For-Profit Education!
Attention – Middle-Market Private Equity & Mezzanine Investors & Lenders
Private Equity Investing in For-Profit Education Companies
How Breakdowns in Traditional Models & Applications of New Technologies Are Driving Change
Attendance Is Limited -- Register Now
Private equity investing in for-profit education is soaring, and for good reason -- the public and non-profit models are profoundly broken.
This is why for-profit education is one of the largest U.S. investment markets, currently topping $1.3 trillion in value.
Look at the current state of K-12 public education. School districts across the U.S. are underfunded, underperforming, and well behind the curve when it comes to adopting quality technologies. Many simply lack the expertise to treat today’s applied technologies as not just gadgets or strategic opportunities, but as real solutions for expanding their capacity to teach students.
And in the post-secondary world, non-profit institutions are finding that very few enticements are bringing in money. Not sports. Not research. Not classrooms. Public funding and private endowments are both down, and neither will be particularly reliable in the future.
So 2013, and beyond, will see numerous for-profit companies making inroads into public and non-profit education by taking over large swaths of the market. What’s more, they’ll prosper in the corporate training and continuing education marketplace as well.
- The entire education sector now represents nearly 9 percent of the U.S. GDP.
- Merger and acquisition activity in for-profit education last year surpassed activity at the peak of the Internet boom.
- More and more non-profit colleges are hitting the wall and seeking investors to help them transform into for-profit institutions.
CHAIRED BY Harold Levy, Managing Director Palm Ventures
20 Expert Speakers, including --
David F. Bainbridge, Veronis Suhler Stevenson LLC
James A. Bland, HCP & Co.
George Cigale, Tutor.com Inc.
David Hoverman, Parthenon Group LLC
Jeffrey Keith, Sterling Partners
Victor Klatt, Penn Hill Group
Timothy B. Loomer, Formerly of Campus Management Corp.
Robert Lytle, Parthenon Group LLC
Michael P. McQueeney, Summer Street Capital Partners LLC
H. John Michel, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Jason Palmer, Straighterline
Ralph Protsik, BSG Team Ventures
John R. Przypyszny, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Robert T. Puopolo, Epic Partners
Adarsh K. Sarma, Warburg Pincus LLC
Joshua N. Schwartz, East Wind Advisors LLC
Stuart J. Udell, Catapult Learning LLC
Carol Vallone, Educate Online Inc.
David L. Warnock, Camden Partners Holdings LLC
Ralph A. Wolff, Western Association of Schools & Colleges
FULL-DAY CONFERENCE Tuesday, January 15, 2013
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
New York City
Designed to Meet the Needs of GPs, LPs, & Managers of Buyout, Growth Equity, Mezzanine, & Lending Funds, as Well as Independent Sponsors, Operating Partners, Portfolio Company Managers, and the Bankers, Lawyers, Accountants, & Other Advisors Who Support Them
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