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Private Equity Firm Launches $200M ‘Education Opportunity Fund’

Apr 13, 2015

EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY FUND: Private equity firm Sterling Partners has closed a $200 million "Education Opportunity Fund, its first-ever sector-focused fund," according to the release. This fund will "primarily focus on partnership models serving the higher education market as well as technology-relevant businesses, [and] will also invest in targeted areas across the entire student and adult learner lifecycle." Sterling partnered with USA Funds, a nonprofit that provides college financial aid support and has provided more than $200 million in grants and scholarships since 2000 to help low-income students be college- and career-ready. Founded in 1983, Sterling's education portfolio currently includes Baltimore education companies including Laureate Education and Educate, Inc. (which operates Sylvan Learning Centers and Educate Online.)

Edtech Business

Private Equity Firm Launches $200M ‘Education Opportunity Fund’

Apr 13, 2015

EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY FUND: Private equity firm Sterling Partners has closed a $200 million "Education Opportunity Fund, its first-ever sector-focused fund," according to the release. This fund will "primarily focus on partnership models serving the higher education market as well as technology-relevant businesses, [and] will also invest in targeted areas across the entire student and adult learner lifecycle." Sterling partnered with USA Funds, a nonprofit that provides college financial aid support and has provided more than $200 million in grants and scholarships since 2000 to help low-income students be college- and career-ready. Founded in 1983, Sterling's education portfolio currently includes Baltimore education companies including Laureate Education and Educate, Inc. (which operates Sylvan Learning Centers and Educate Online.)

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