Advised Conscious Discipline on its sale to Prairie Capital
Capstone Partners (IMAP USA) advised Conscious Discipline (The Company) on its acquisition by Prairie Capital (Prairie). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Conscious Discipline is a leading provider of social-emotional learning (SEL) solutions that equip teachers, administrators, mental health professionals, parents, and special needs educators with the skills to foster the development of self-regulation and emotional competence in children. The Company’s methodology and award-winning transformative SEL training utilize a combination of current behavioral and brain research, child development information, developmentally appropriate practices, and an adult-first, child-second model for SEL. It has been shown to be highly effective in reducing student behavioral issues and suspensions, enhancing educational outcomes, and improving the social and emotional skillsets of both children and adults. The importance of SEL has become increasingly recognized by administrators as schools confront a tidal wave of student misbehavior driven by months of remote learning and an educational staff that is struggling with disruptive students, burnout, and their own mental health issues exacerbated by the pandemic.
Founded in Chicago in 1997, Prairie Capital is a private equity fund with a long and successful track record of scaling growth-oriented, lower middle-market companies in partnership with talented founders and management teams. Since inception, Prairie has invested over $1 billion in 101 platform companies. Prairie makes control equity investments in founder-owned companies that require company-building investments to evolve into scalable platforms capable of sustaining accelerated growth. Prairie targets companies that participate in growing subsectors within the business services, consumer, education, healthcare, industrial, and technology industries.