Case Study

Education Station

PROJECT DETAILS
Location: Edmonton, AB
Industry: Educational Resources

True North M&A Successfully Advised the Shareholders of Education Station on their sale to a Canadian Private Equity Firm.

Education Station has been a staple in the Western Canadian Educational supply and resource space for over 20 years. They serve the needs of schools, daycares and other adolescent teaching centers by providing the best learning devices and materials that stimulate children’s interests and enhance lifelong learning. By offering two retail locations, a robust online shopping platform, and a team that exudes expertise in the industry, Education Station continues to pave the way for excellence in the educational resource sector.

Highlights:
  • Multiple offers
  • Closed sale price above valuation
  • Offer from successful purchaser within 4 weeks of launching

Education Station first met True North at a business conference, and a connection was immediately made. True North quickly recognized what a special business John and Diane had. From humble beginning in a basement, to 20+ years later, leading a team across several locations, it was apparent that the growth would continue well into the hands of a new owner. True North strategically and confidentially released the opportunity to their network across Canada and vetted a wide variety of entrepreneurs, P/E firms, and Strategics.

True North’s efforts paid off, and several buyers were selected to enter the final round of negotiations. True North’s proprietary process garnered an excellent outcome for the seller and the transaction successfully closed to a Canadian P/E firm.

True North thanks the shareholders of Education Station for their trust and commitment during the sales process, and successful closing.

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We are so happy that we chose True North to handhold us through the sale of our business — we are extremely happy with the outcome, and received competing offers, valued above our expectations.

Former Education
Station Stakeholder