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We seek to invest in businesses committed to critical education quality, growth and leadership.

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A Leader Among Private Equity Firms
in the Education Sector

As a private equity firm focused on the education market, New Harbor Capital believes it understands the opportunities in this $4.5 trillion global market.

Education is essential to personal well-being and long-term economic prosperity, and sits at the center of innovation and progress across a variety of industries. But today’s educators face countless challenges, including increased accountability, affordability, adaptability and access. New Harbor Capital

invests across the education landscape, from K-12 to post-secondary education, to skills gap and corporate training. We actively look for opportunities to innovate and lead in ways that better serve leaders — and create sustainable competitive advantages.

The next chapter in your success story hinges on selecting the right investment partner. New Harbor Capital’s deep resources and expertise can support you every step of the way.

Our Focus Areas Within Education

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Higher Education Outsourcing

The higher education industry is under tremendous pressure and is changing rapidly. Delivery models are evolving and there is more focus than ever on return on education investment, and career preparation and alignment. In this environment, we believe colleges and universities need to innovate and adapt to remain successful. New Harbor Capital is focused on investing in businesses that help higher ed institutions navigate these changing circumstances. Example sectors within our higher education outsourcing focus include:

  • Online Program Enablement
  • Data Enablement
  • Enrollment Management
  • Student Engagement
  • IT Managed Services

New Harbor Capital team member Justin Marquardt

Justin Marquardt

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Skills Gap Training

We’re always interested in forward-thinking businesses eager to reinvent education, learning and development for the better. We’re proud to invest in companies that look beyond traditional classroom environments to make educational opportunities available to a wide range of students. Companies we consider in this area include:

  • Corporate Training
  • Continuing Education
  • Tutoring and Test Prep

New Harbor Capital team member Justin Marquardt

Justin Marquardt

Education Investment Success Stories

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“As we continue to pursue a strategy that capitalizes on our strength in integrating and distributing data and content for the K-12 education sector, New Harbor’s expertise in supporting the growth of education businesses has been critical in achieving our potential.

Mark Rankovic Headshot Mark Rankovic
Certica Solutions, President and CEO
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From our initial meeting with New Harbor, we knew they would be a great partner. Tom and his team knew our industry well and shared our vision for the future growth of the company.”

Matt Riley Headshot Matt Riley
Blueprint Prep, Founder and CEO

New Harbor Capital’s Target Industries

Our thesis-based approach enables us to identify and invest in high-potential companies in industries where we have deep expertise, focus and connectivity. Explore the industries targeted by New Harbor Capital.

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Featured News

New Harbor Capital Launches Service Project to Address Chicago’s Digital Divide

New Harbor Capital is excited to launch a service initiative to bridge Chicago’s digital divide and provide computer devices to families in need…

Get in Touch With Our Education Investment Team

Let’s start the conversation today.