Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) June 16, 2014
Generating a profit as a school owner has become increasingly challenging for private equity firms, private owners, and venture capitalists. Not-for-profit state universities are struggling to make ends meet, enroll students, and retain them through graduation.
Some investors want out, but are not ready or prepared sufficiently to sell their school. Some owners still have enthusiasm for serving their students or simply feel the school’s valuation has not yet reached their goal. Regardless, there are steps schools can take now to raise their enterprise value, thus making a future sale more profitable.
Shefrin & Associates, a well-established player in school mergers, acquisitions, executive recruiting, consulting and strategic investment has partnered with Principled Education Group to make that happen.
Debra Jonsson, CEO of Principled Education Group has over twenty years of C-level higher education experience in growing profitable education institutions across diverse sectors of education.
As a comprehensive management consulting firm, Principled Education Group has helped numerous institutions enhance their performance, increase revenue, and create partnerships that work. The organization is especially adept at assisting school owners prepare their institution for sale.
“Often where schools are struggling right now is expanding enrollment, marketing and marketing automation, and programmatic innovation”, suggests Debra. Recent work has also included helping schools join the competency based degree initiative and creating new ideas to increase retention of those students already enrolled.
Pooling their talents, Shefrin & Associates managing partner, Jeff Olson suggests this is the next logical step. We work with owners that decide it simply isn’t time to sell because enrollment has been down, expenses up, regulations demanding more and more of their time. If it isn’t time to sell, then we believe working with Deb and her group will help the school to get to a higher enterprise valuation. Then Shefrin & Associates can get to work at its core competency – selling the school.
Shefrin & Associates is skilled at matching sellers and buyers together for sale of career colleges (for-profit & not-for-profit), corporate training and continuing education companies, private K-12, as well as identifying strategic investors who provide capital for expansion. They have a deep understanding of the unique industry-specific factors involved in these sectors of education and an enviable record of success.
Jeff Olson: 623-777-3555
Deb Jonsson: 480-249-0909
Greg Shefrin: 347-846-0607