Guardian Capital Partners has acquired Carson-Dellosa Publishing, a provider of K-8 supplemental educational products. Guardian partnered with the senior management team of the company who will continue operating the company.
Carson-Dellosa products include digital and print workbooks, test-prep, hands-on learning materials and classroom décor and resources. The company’s products are sold under the Spectrum, Summer Bridge, and Carson-Dellosa Education brands. Carson-Dellosa’s products are used in over 1,000 schools and can be purchased at over 10,000 retail locations in addition to its direct-to-consumer e-commerce platform. The company was founded in 1976 by Stephen Carson, Patti Carson and Janet Dellosa. Carson-Dellosa, led by CEO Al Greco, is headquartered in Greensboro, NC (www.carsondellosa.com).
“Carson-Dellosa has a backbone of extraordinary content and distribution,” said Scott Evans, a Managing Partner of Guardian. “Whether in print or digital format, and whether to complement teacher curriculum or solve for student needs for reinforcement or enrichment, Carson-Dellosa is a leading product of choice.”
Guardian Capital Partners makes control investments in lower middle market private companies located primarily in the United States that have annual revenues between $20 million and $100 million. Sectors of interest include consumer products, niche manufacturing and specialty business services. The firm is based in Wayne, PA, a suburb of Philadelphia (www.Guardiancp.com).
“The management team of Carson-Dellosa has a great vision for growth,” said Adrian Ironside, a Principal of Guardian. “We are excited to further develop and accelerate these strategies and build upon the company’s strong legacy of success.”
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