Birch Hill sells Carson-Dellosa Publishing to Guardian Capital
Canadian private equity firm Birch Hill Equity Partners has sold educational materials supplier Carson-Dellosa Publishing LLC to Guardian Capital LP. The news was announced by investment bank Lincoln International, Birch Hill’s exclusive financial advisor on the sale.
Financial terms of the sale were not disclosed.
Headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina, Carson-Dellosa is a provider of K-8 supplemental education content for parents, teachers and students with an established portfolio of five market-leading brands. It offers digital and print workbooks, test-prep, hands-on learning materials and classroom décor and resources to solve critical needs for parents and teachers across students’ “annual journey”.
Carson-Dellosa’s products are used in over 1,000 schools and can be purchased at over 10,000 retail locations in addition to its direct-to-consumer e-commerce platform.
Birch Hill Partner, John Loh, says, “Lincoln’s senior-level attention, thoughtful advice and steadfast commitment throughout the entire sale process were unsurpassed. Lincoln’s ability to convey the company’s unique value drivers and competitive advantages to potential acquirers was critical to our successful outcome.”
Al Greco, CEO of Carson-Dellosa, adds, “Lincoln’s industry expertise and disciplined process execution allowed them to share our exciting story and generate significant interest. Their hands-on, focused approach was imperative in allowing us to achieve this result.”
Birch Hill Equity Partners is a member of the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association.