Westport, CT, May 9, 2017 – Balance Point Capital, in conjunction with one of its affiliated funds, Balance Point Capital Partners II, L.P., is pleased to announce it provided debt and an equity co-investment to Apex Learning (“Apex” or the “Company”) in support of Education Growth Partners’ (“EGP”) acquisition of the Company.
Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Seattle, WA, Apex is a market leader in providing a SaaS-based digital curriculum for secondary education. Apex offers a rigorous, standard-based curriculum to schools and districts nationwide to meet the needs of all students from those who are struggling to those who are capable of accelerating through two product offerings, Comprehensive Courses and Adaptive Tutorials. Comprehensive Courses provide a proven option for original credit and credit recovery, and Adaptive Tutorials meet individual student needs for intervention, remediation, and high-stakes exam preparation. During the most recent school year, there were over three million enrollments in Apex Learning Comprehensive Courses and Adaptive Tutorials.
Justin Kaplan, a Partner of Balance Point Capital stated, “We’ve been impressed with the Company’s management team and couldn’t be happier to support a business with a digital curriculum that has resulted in increased student achievement. We believe EGP’s operationally focused education experience and network will add substantial value as the Company continues to scale.”
Andy Kaplan, Managing Partner of Education Growth Partners remarked, “We are pleased to partner with Balance Point. They understand the strong value proposition that Apex offers and the potential growth opportunities for the Company.”
About Balance Point Capital
Balance Point Capital is an alternative investment manager focused on the lower middle market. With approximately $500 million in assets under management as of December 2016, Balance Point invests debt and equity capital in select lower middle market companies across a variety of investment vehicles. We take a long-term, partnership approach to investing and are committed to building lasting relationships with our partners, management teams and intermediaries. Balance Point Capital Advisors, LLC (referred to herein as Balance Point Capital) is a registered investment adviser. Further information is available at www.balancepointcapital.com.