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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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Education

Post-Secondary Education Innovation

Post-secondary education providers are facing multiple challenges as enrollments decline due to rising costs, declining ROI, and shifting learner preferences. A growing need for skills gap training has increased over time, expanding the chasm of unfilled jobs. As new modalities and content continue to enter the market and take share, the traditional higher ed model faces potential disruption. We believe that the combination of higher ed and occupation-based credentialing serves as a key growth opportunity for the education of tomorrow. New Harbor Capital’s Post-Secondary Education Innovation focus includes businesses in the following areas:

  • Learning Model Transformation
  • Data & Analytics/Operational Efficiency
  • Skills Gap/Middle Skills Training

New Harbor Capital partner Tom Formolo

Tom Formolo
Partner

New Harbor Capital investment team member Avneet Multani

Avneet Multani
Vice President

New Harbor Capital's education analytics investment focus

Education

Education Analytics

The proliferation of digital solutions in the K12 education market is generating a significant amount of disparate data regarding the performance and outcomes within those solutions. More than 50 percent of classrooms use digital learning daily, with more than 75 percent of districts indicating data is used in decision-making. Schools and districts that are best able to compile, analyze, and leverage this data will succeed. New Harbor Capital’s Education Analytics investments focus on business in the following areas:

  • Professional Development
  • Digital Curriculum & Content Tools
  • Digital Assessment Tools
  • Data & Analytics 

New Harbor Capital team member Justin Marquardt

Justin Marquardt
Partner

New Harbor Capital team member Drew Nicholson

Drew Nicholson
Vice President

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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Healthcare Education

We focus on investments dedicated to the ongoing training and upskilling of healthcare professionals.

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Healthcare Technology

We leverage industry connectivity and know-how to invest in companies that marry healthcare and technology to strengthen patient care and outcomes.

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Education Technology

New Harbor Capital focuses on businesses that utilize technology to improve learning outcomes, increase access and promote transparency — both inside and outside the classroom.

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Healthcare Education

We focus on investments dedicated to the ongoing training and upskilling of healthcare professionals.

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Healthcare Technology

We leverage industry connectivity and know-how to invest in companies that marry healthcare and technology to strengthen patient care and outcomes.

Venn Diagram 2 & 3

Education Technology

New Harbor Capital focuses on businesses that utilize technology to improve learning outcomes, increase access and promote transparency — both inside and outside the classroom.

New Harbor Capital's healthcare investment team
Venn Diagram 1 & 2

Healthcare Education

We focus on investments dedicated to the ongoing training and upskilling of healthcare professionals.

Venn Diagram 1 & 3

Healthcare Technology

We leverage industry connectivity and know-how to invest in companies that marry healthcare and technology to strengthen patient care and outcomes.

Private equity education expert writing in notebook
Venn Diagram 2 & 3

Education Technology

New Harbor Capital focuses on businesses that utilize technology to improve learning outcomes, increase access and promote transparency — both inside and outside the classroom.

Venn Diagram 1 & 2

Healthcare Education

We focus on investments dedicated to the ongoing training and upskilling of healthcare professionals.

High-tech private equity professionals working over clipboard
Venn Diagram 1 & 3

Healthcare Technology

We leverage industry connectivity and know-how to invest in companies that marry healthcare and technology to strengthen patient care and outcomes.

Venn Diagram 2 & 3

Education Technology

New Harbor Capital focuses on businesses that utilize technology to improve learning outcomes, increase access and promote transparency — both inside and outside the classroom.

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