May 12, 2022

Learners Edge, a Quad-C Portfolio Company, Announces Strategic Investment in Two Educational Coaching Companies

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., January 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Quad-C Management, Inc. (“Quad-C”), a leading middle-market private equity firm, today announced that its holding company, Learners Edge, has completed strategic acquisitions of Lavinia Group (“Lavinia”) and Insight Education Group (“Insight”). Terms of the agreements were not disclosed.

Founded in 2015 by Arin Lavinia, Lavinia Group helps its partner schools and networks achieve world-class literacy and math education through leadership, teacher training and coaching. In addition to instructional coaching, Lavinia offers one-day institutes, a comprehensive reading and humanities program, and the RISE Summer School program for accelerated learning recovery. The methods of the Lavinia group represent a first-rate approach to improving school results.

Insight was founded in 2000 by Michael Moody and Jason Stricker. Insight offers strategic planning and instructional coaching programs designed to improve academic success for all students. Insight has worked with over 250,000 educators in over 100 school districts over the company’s two-decade history.

“The pandemic has revealed one of our country’s greatest challenges: how to build support for educators,” said Jim Room, CEO, Learners Edge. “In this work, the results achieved by Lavinia Group and Insight Education Group are unprecedented.”

“We are thrilled to welcome the Lavinia and Insight teams to the Learners Edge family,” added Dr. Wendy W. Amato, academic director of Learners Edge. “Both organizations have a strong mission-driven culture and have positively impacted the lives of millions of students. We look forward to working with Arin, Michael and Jason to continue this important work.

About Learners Edge: Founded in 2002, Learners Edge is committed to serving educators throughout their journey, from initial teacher certification to license renewal, professional development and salary advancement. The team provides districts and educators with unique, best-in-class offerings: Learners Edge offers more than 120 credited continuing education and professional development courses for K-12 educators; iteach is a nationally accredited educator preparation program; and Teaching Channel provides video resources and interactive tools for educator development and professional learning.

About Lavinia Group: The Lavinia Group was founded in 2015 by Arin Lavinia, to ensure that all students have access to excellent teaching and learning and that all educators have access to world-class professional development. Today, the organization of more than 40 consultants serves schools in 21 states through school- and district-sponsored coaching, educator effectiveness institutes, curriculum for students and summer learning academies.

About Insight Education Group: Insight Education Group is an international education consulting organization that partners with education leaders to develop the strategy and confidence needed to drive bold change. Since 2000, Insight has provided comprehensive support to kindergarten teachers, instructional coaches, principals, and district administrators, resulting in increased educator effectiveness and ultimately student success. .

About Insight ADVANCE: Based on years of on-the-ground experience in states, districts, and schools across the country, Insight ADVANCE has developed a suite of products that connects self-reflection, instructional coaching, and peer collaboration, and benchmarking to have a lifelong impact on how all educators involved in teacher growth are supported. The ADVANCE suite of tools breaks new ground by proving how educators’ observations, whether on video or in person, can generate data that powerfully drives professional growth.

About Quad-C: Founded in 1989 and based in Charlottesville, Virginia, Quad-C is a middle-market private equity firm focused on investing in well-established companies. Over its three-decade history, Quad-C has invested more than $3.9 billion capital in more than 75 platform companies. The Quad-C team is committed to partnering with entrepreneurs and management teams to accelerate growth and create long-term value.

SOURCE Quad-C Management, Inc.