Deutsch Capital and Saw Mill Capital initiated its partnership with Meteor in 2017. Since 2017, through a combination of organic initiatives and strategic acquisitions, Meteor has achieved significant growth, increasing EBITDA fourfold and growing from a multi-regional player to a market leader serving over 800 school districts across the U.S. Meteor’s ongoing investment in high-caliber talent, culture, and cutting-edge ProSocial Learning Techniques positions the Company to capitalize on shifts in learning environment philosophy.
Mark Deutsch, President of Deutsch Capital, said, “I have been fortunate to work alongside Meteor’s talented management team through two private equity investments going back to 2010. During that time, under the leadership of Bill Latham, CEO, the Company has successfully executed our shared strategic vision. Meteor is clearly a pre-eminent company in the education sector and I expect the Company will continue its strong growth. It has also been a privilege to work with the outstanding principals at Saw Mill Capital. I have been in the private equity business for 35 years and Saw Mill Capital is one of the finest firms in the business.”
Bill Latham commented, “Mark Deutsch has been a strong advocate and Board member of Meteor since 2010. We have enjoyed working with him and have valued his contributions to our success over a long period of time. We are also extremely grateful for his introduction to Saw Mill Capital in 2017. They were highly supportive of our vision for impacting schools and our growth strategies, and made key investments that fueled our success. In addition, we were able to navigate through the market challenges of the past several years and create a stronger set of talent and systems, and further professionalize our organization – helping us prepare for the next chapter of our growth.”
ABOUT METEOR EDUCATION
Headquartered in Gainesville, FL, Meteor Education partners with communities and their students to create transformational learning experiences through the design and implementation of instructionally sound learning environments. Meteor’s services include the full development of learning environment design, delivery, and teacher orientation to their new space. Meteor is recognized as the leading partner of schools in accelerating student engagement through the intersection of environments and experiences. Meteor works throughout the US with its clients in developing ongoing modernization programs that refresh and re-imagine learning environments. To learn more, visit www.meteoreducation.com.
ABOUT DEUTSCH CAPITAL
Based in White Plains, NY, Deutsch Capital is a private equity firm that invests in lower middle-market companies across a wide range of industries. Typical investments are in privately owned niche manufacturing, business services and building products companies with sales of $10 million to $100 million. Selectively, the firm also invests in early stage businesses. To learn more, visit www.DeutschCapital.com.