Sale to National University System

Technology & Services
Sale to National University System

Summary

Baird served as exclusive financial advisor to Northcentral University on this transaction

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Northcentral University (“NCU” or the “University”), a portfolio company of Rockbridge Growth Equity, LLC (“Rockbridge”), was recently acquired by National University System (“National” or the “System”). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Founded in 1996, NCU is a regionally accredited, online graduate-focused university serving professionals globally. With no physical residency requirements, courses are taught one-to-one by an NCU professor with a doctoral degree. NCU offers primarily doctoral and master's degrees in business, education, psychology, marriage and family therapy, technology, and health sciences. The University is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). NCU is headquartered San Diego, California.

Rockbridge invests in financial and business services, consumer-direct marketing, and sports, media & entertainment industries. Rockbridge owns equity stakes in Protect America, Connect America, RapidAdvance, Gas Station TV, ABUV Media and Robb Report, and is affiliated with other leading businesses in its target sectors including Quicken Loans, the Cleveland Cavaliers, Title Source and Fathead. Since inception, Rockbridge has managed more than $500 million of equity in its portfolio of companies. Rockbridge is headquartered Detroit, Michigan.

National was established to meet the emerging challenges and demands of education in the 21st century. The System is uniquely aligned to connect a diverse population of students to a network of innovative educational programs that are relevant to their lives, careers, and the marketplace and are delivered in a format that respects competing life priorities. The affiliates of the System include National University; John F. Kennedy University; City University of Seattle; and the Division of Pre-College Programs. The System also includes the national Sanford Programs: Sanford Harmony and Sanford Inspire, which provides educators with comprehensive lesson plans and activities to support PreK-12 student development and success; and the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy, which offers educational and training programs for frontline nonprofit fundraisers. National is headquartered La Jolla, California.
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Technology & Services
Sale to National University System
Date
December 2018
Company
Northcentral University
Transaction
M&A
Sectors
Technology & Services
Target Location
North America
Acquiror Location
North America

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