Sterling Partners’ Education Opportunity Fund Welcomes Ofa Stead to Leadership Team

Operating Partner joins to elevate culture and people strategies across investment and portfolio company activities CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sterling Partners’ Education Opportunity Fund (“EOF”), a fund focused on partnering with purpose-driven companies and leaders who foster impactful and long-lasting innovation within the education and training sectors, announced today it has appointed Ofa Stead to Operating Partner, Talent and […]

Shoshana Vernick named one of Crain’s Notable Women in Finance

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Shawn Domanic Named a Rising Star of Private Equity

Shawn Domanic was named a Rising Star of Private Equity by Mergers & Acquisitions.  Read the feature here.

Sterling Partners’ Education Opportunity Fund Partners with Reading Plus

Focus will be on improving reading outcomes for millions of students CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sterling Partners’ Education Opportunity Fund (EOF), a fund focused on partnering with purpose-driven companies and leaders who foster innovation within the education sector, announced today its investment in Reading Plus®, an adaptive literacy intervention and practice tool for grades 3-12. The partnership with EOF will […]

Sterling Partners’ Education Opportunity Fund Invests in Big Blue Marble Academy

EOF enters the early childhood education sector CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sterling Partners’ Education Opportunity Fund (“EOF”) announced today its investment in Big Blue Marble Academy (“BBMA”), a growing early childhood education organization that operates twenty-two community-based schools and six public elementary afterschool programs in South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, and Texas. Founded in 2012 by Nan Rikard, BBMA provides high-quality, education-based […]

Academic Programs International Partners with the Sterling Partners Education Opportunity Fund to Help More U.S. Students Experience Off-Campus Education and Work Programs

International opportunities prepare students for success in a global marketplace AUSTIN, Texas & CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Academic Programs International (API) has announced a strategic partnership with the Sterling Partners Education Opportunity Fund. The growth investment allows API to expand its safe, high-quality education abroad programs and services to as many U.S. students as possible. Of the nearly 20 million […]

Sterling Partners Launches Website for its Education Opportunity Fund

Sterling Partners, a leading growth-oriented private equity firm with a rich history of successful investing in the education space, released a specialized microsite for its first-ever sector-focused fund, the $200 million Education Opportunity Fund (“EOF”). EOF, Sterling’s first-ever sector-focused fund, was launched in partnership with USA Funds, a mission-driven, nonprofit organization with a focus on […]

Shoshana Vernick Named one of Chicago Inno’s “50 on Fire”

Chicago Inno announced the winners of its 50 on Fire awards on December 2, 2015 during a celebration at the Lacuna Artists Loft Studios. The 50 on Fire Chicago awards are held annually to honor the year’s most groundbreaking individuals and organizations across industries in the Chicago area. “Chicago’s innovation economy continues to grow every […]

A ‘Sterling’ Approach to Education

The receptionist stands at a raised table in front of a bar-stool-height chair. Nearby, floor-to-ceiling windows offer an enviable view of neighboring skyscrapers; employees, most in jeans and casual wear, work at communal tables or long “computer bars” at the periphery. “This is completely atypical,” says Jason Rosenberg, one of seven managing directors at Sterling Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm, referring […]

Sterling Partners Launches Education Opportunity Fund

New Fund will Focus on Identifying Mission-Driven Companies and Partnering with Leaders who are Innovating the Education Landscape CHICAGO (April 13, 2015) – Sterling Partners, a leading growth-oriented private equity firm, announced today the formation of its new $200 million Education Opportunity Fund, its first-ever sector-focused fund. The fund will focus on growth-stage, purpose-driven companies […]