Sale to Gridiron Capital, LLC

Technology & Services
Sale to Gridiron Capital, LLC

Summary

Baird served as exclusive financial advisor to Colibri Group on this transaction

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Colibri Group (“Colibri” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of Quad-C Management, Inc. (“Quad-C”), was recently acquired by Gridiron Capital, LLC (“Gridiron”). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Colibri helps millions of licensed professionals manage and advance their careers through online learning solutions for licensing, continuing education and professional development, all powered by the Company’s proprietary ColibriConnect technology platform. ColibriConnect, a cloud-based platform, connects professionals with real-time information that is easily accessed from a user-friendly dashboard. The Company’s family of brands are the leading online professional education platforms in their respective markets. Colibri offers a seamless experience to help licensed professionals progress throughout their careers, focused on licensing, continuing education, industry news, and job opportunities for healthcare, real estate, and financial services, among other professions. The Company is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

Founded in 1989, Quad-C is a middle market private equity firm focused on investing in well-established business services, consumer, general industrial, healthcare, specialty distribution and transportation / logistics companies. In its nearly 30-year history, Quad-C has invested over $3 billion of equity across more than 65 companies. The Quad-C team is committed to partnering with entrepreneurs and management teams to accelerate growth and create long-term value. Quad-C is headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Gridiron is a private investment company focused on creating value by partnering with management and building middle-market consumer, B2B and B2C services, and niche industrial companies in the United States and Canada. Gridiron Capital’s principals work closely with management teams to develop strategies for portfolio companies, as well as provide resources to execute business plans and build industry-leading companies. Gridiron is headquartered in New Canaan, Connecticut.
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Technology & Services
Sale to Gridiron Capital, LLC
Date
May 2019
Company
Colibri Group
Transaction
M&A
Sectors
Technology & Services
Target Location
North America
Acquiror Location
North America

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