Renovus Capital Partners is a private equity fund focused on providing capital and strategic assistance to small and mid-sized education companies. Its team has a combined 41 years of experience investing in education and has helped more than 20 education companies grow and succeed. The team’s investing expertise covers all segments of the education industry including for-profit colleges and schools, training companies, content providers, and technology and services businesses.
Renovus was launched in 2010 and is currently seeking investment opportunities that meet the following characteristics:
- Education providers, or companies that provide products or services to education providers
- EBITDA of less than $10 million
- Compelling student / customer value proposition
- Strong growth prospects
- Proven, non-cyclical business model
At each of its portfolio companies, Renovus adopts a partnership approach in which it works with management to execute on key strategic initiatives. These include acquisitions, developing and growing new business lines, geographic expansion, recruiting new team members and positioning the company for a successful exit. The firm believes in providing incentives to management in the form of stock options and bonus plans that reward strong performance and align incentives.
Renovus takes a flexible approach to deal structure and provides equity as well as mezzanine debt in control-oriented buyout transactions or other high growth opportunities.