Sale to Primavera Capital Group

Technology & Services
Sale to Primavera Capital Group


Baird served as exclusive financial advisor to Stratford School, Inc. on this transaction


Stratford School, Inc. (“Stratford” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of Warburg Pincus LLC (“Warburg”) and Quad Partners (“Quad”), was recently acquired by Primavera Capital Group. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Founded in 1999, Stratford School, Inc. is an independent operator of premier preschool through 8th grade private schools throughout the San Francisco Bay and Los Angeles areas, serving over 6,000 students across 22 campuses. Stratford offers a high-quality education with positive outcomes at affordable tuition rates, providing a unique and exceptional value to students and parents. The Company is headquartered in Saratoga, California.

Warburg is a leading global private equity firm focused on growth investing with more than $44 billion in private equity assets under management. Warburg’s active portfolio of more than 140 companies is highly diversified by stage, sector and geography. Warburg is an experienced partner to management teams seeking to build durable companies with sustainable value. Founded in 1966, Warburg has raised 16 private equity funds which have invested more than $60 billion in over 780 companies in more than 40 countries. Warburg is based in New York, New York.

Quad is a private equity firm specializing in the education industry. Quad currently has 15 companies active in its portfolio. The firm primarily invests in small and mid-sized privately owned companies in the United States. Quad Partners was founded in 2000 and is based in New York, New York.

Primavera Capital Group is a leading China-based investment firm, focusing on private equity and special situations opportunities. Primavera Capital Group employs a flexible strategy of growth capital, control-oriented and restructuring investments and seeks to create long-term value by working closely with portfolio companies to improve operational efficiency, competitiveness and earnings growth. Primavera Capital Group is based in Beijing, China.
Technology & Services
Sale to Primavera Capital Group
October 2017
Stratford School, Inc.
Technology & Services
Target Location
North America
Acquiror Location