December 13, 2019

Private Equity investing in Education Conference, Discount available for our readers!

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private equity investing in education

MarketDrivenEdu is pleased to announce The Capital Roundtable’s full-day conference on Private Equity Investing in Education-Focused Companies.

Coming up on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, in New York City, the theme of this conference is How Successful Investors Spot Rewarding Trends in the Education Industry.

As a friend, you qualify for a special VIP rate — $1095 ($400 off the standard rate). To register online, please click here and use code marketvip or contact Chris Agar at 212-832-7300 ext. 0, or cagar@capitalroundtable.com.

 

Bain Capital Double Impact Fund’s acquisition of Penn Foster — and its subsequent add-on of Ashworth College — is a classic example of how a private equity firm can successfully capitalize on multiple rewarding trends —

  • online learning
  • middle-skills training
  • counter-cyclical investment
  • roll-ups to add value
  • and impact investing

 

But Bain’s deal is also an investment that keeps in focus two critical long-term fundamentals in the education industry — costs and outcomes.

 

  • Costs — Neither Penn Foster nor Ashworth accepts Title IV funding, and both say this enables them to keep the costs of their educations affordable to students. In fact, Ashworth lists its cost per tuition hour at only $64 — one-seventh the fees charged by one of its notable competitors

 

  • Outcomes — And while both schools have faced issues with outcomes over the years, these appear to have improved because of the two education companies’ unrelenting focus on them. For instance, Bain says an astonishing 60% of Penn Foster’s students report higher pay after graduation.

 

Hotly favored areas of investment in education come and go (remember MOOCs and coding schools?), but the twin fundamentals of costs and outcomes remain constant, or, if anything, have actually increased in importance!

 

Join more than 20 experts as they assess the outlook for the education industry at this all-day conference, chaired by Robert Puopolo, partner at Epic Partners.

At this conference, you’ll enjoy exceptional networking opportunities. The agenda includes ample time, with session breaks and a buffet lunch, to exchange ideas, swap business cards, and form new relationships.

To register online, please click here and use code marketvip or contact Chris Agar at 212-832-7300 ext. 0, or cagar@capitalroundtable.com.

  

 

Be sure to mention MarketDrivenEdu to receive this low VIP rate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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