Dallas, TX

February 16, 2010

MHT Partners, a national growth-focused investment banking firm, has experienced great success serving clients in the education industry.  Over the past 12 months, MHT has completed multiple education-related transactions having successfully connected financial and strategic resources to companies that provide schools with more comprehensive online communication environments. “The education sector is one of the U.S. economy’s most dynamic and rapidly changing industries.  Technology advancements combined with the shifting regulatory environment and increased emphasis on individual assessment have driven the development of new content and tools for teachers and students,” said Shawn D. Terry, MHT’s managing director and co-founder. 

Tom Burgett, principal and senior education team member, commented, “The application of digital technologies in the education arena has led to widespread adoption of a number of new, web-based solutions, such as student management systems, supplemental assessment and development materials, online tutoring and online communication tools for teachers, students and parents.  This is a great climate for tech-enabled education companies to be seeking new partners that can help them accelerate growth and reach more students and teachers with their solutions.”

MHT has vast experience in the education industry and focuses on partnering with education companies in the following areas:  1) content and curriculum, 2) delivery platforms, 3) enterprise management software and teacher tools, 4) hardware/systems 5) for-profit education, and 6) corporate training and HR software and services.  Said Burgett, “We will continue to pursue a focused and disciplined strategy in the education industry, dedicating ourselves to providing a high level of service and strategic counsel in order to help our clients achieve transformational transactions in this dynamic, high-growth industry.”

About MHT Partners

Founded in 2001, with offices in Dallas, TX, and Boston, MA, MHT is an investment bank focused on providing the highest level of advisory services to middle market companies, private equity fund managers and private equity limited partners. MHT’s staff of professionals has built a track record of providing exceptional transaction execution and a premium level of service to its clients. Each of the firm’s senior bankers began their career on Wall Street at firms such as Goldman Sachs, DLJ and Merrill Lynch.  We are committed to developing long-term, trusted relationships through our hard work, dedication and superior capabilities.  MHT Partners offers M&A advisory, capital raising and strategic advisory services to high-growth middle market companies and conducts their investment banking activities through MHT Securities, L.P., a member of FINRA/SIPC.

For more information please contact Shawn D. Terry at (214) 661-1293 or sterry@mhtpartners.com or Tom Burgett at (214) 661-1295 or tburgett@mhtpartners.com.

About the Author:

Meris Stansbury

Meris Stansbury is the Editorial Director for both eSchool News and eCampus News, and was formerly the Managing Editor of eCampus News. Before working at eSchool Media, Meris worked as an assistant editor for The World and I, an online curriculum publication. She graduated from Kenyon College in 2006 with a BA in English, and enjoys spending way too much time either reading or cooking.