Catapult Learning acquires Newton Alliance

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Friday, January 24, 2014

Catapult Learning, LLC, a leading provider of intervention services and professional development programs for K-12 schools, announced today that it has acquired Newton Alliance, LLC. This transaction makes Catapult Learning the largest provider of intervention services and professional development for K-12 schools in the nation.

As the national market leader for intervention services in nonpublic schools, this strategic acquisition extends Catapult Learning’s reach into the U.S. public school market. Catapult Learning further strengthens its professional development expertise by leveraging Alliance™’s nationally validated approach to school improvement and capacity building.

As part of this transaction, Catapult Learning acquired Newton Alliance’s customer and product portfolio including:

  • Alliance™School Turnaround Model: a comprehensive, school improvement and professional development program
  • eValuate™: an online formative assessment and reporting engine, built with new, interactive Common Core assessment items
  • Learning Force™: a proven math and reading intervention services program for grades 3-8
  • Summer Journey™: a summer school program focused on project-based learning

The acquisition increases the company’s annual revenue by 25% and adds over 500 new employees. In combination with Newton Alliance, Catapult Learning now employs more than 4,000 educators to provide instructional intervention services and professional development across the country, including in 19 of the top 25 school districts in the United States.

“Acquiring these programs gives us additional scale, technology, and expertise to further promote sustainable academic achievement across the nation,” said Stuart Udell, CEO of Catapult Learning. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to bring Newton Alliance into the"Catapult family.” Signal Hill served as an advisor to Catapult Learning on this transaction. BMO Capital Markets Corp. advised the seller on the transaction.

About Catapult Learning. For over 35 years, Catapult Learning has been dedicated to improving academic achievement for students from pre-K to grade 12 with a special focus on struggling learners, response to intervention, and expanded learning time. Schools nationwide turn to Catapult Learning for the very best in intervention services and professional development support.