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closed 9/25/2019 via PR Newswire

Streamline Brands, acquired Saf-T-Swim

synopsis: Streamline Brands, the leading franchisor and manager of swim schools in the world, has acquired Saf-T-Swim, a leading swim school in Long Island, New York. Saf-T-Swim offers unique and fun programs for all ages, from infants to seniors. Saf-T-Swim provides students with a safe, attentive, fun environment to learn lifelong swimming skills.
buyer parent: Quad Partners
buyer: Streamline Brands
Streamline Brands is the industry's largest franchisor of swim schools. Streamline Brands and its franchisees operate schools in 22 states today under three brands: SafeSplash Swim School, Swimtastic Swim School and SwimLabs Swim School. Their swim schools help children to become water safe. "
target: Saf-T-Swim
Saf-T-Swim is a leading swim school in Long Island, New York. Saf-T-Swim offers unique and fun programs for all ages, from infants to seniors. Saf-T-Swim is committed to providing every student with a safe, attentive, fun environment to learn lifelong swimming skills.
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closed 4/13/2016 via BNC Analysis

Theo Millward, acquired Swimtime UK Ltd.

synopsis: Former Swimming Teacher Association CEO Theo Millward is the new sole stakeholder of Swimtime after purchasing 100 per cent of Swimtime’s shares using private funding. Manchester-headquartered Swimtime, the UK’s largest swimming lesson franchise, has been sold for an undisclosed sum.
buyer: Theo Millward
Theo Millward is the former CEO of Swimming Teacher Association (STA). STA is a solutions driven organisation, dedicated to working with its customers and partners here in the UK and internationally, to build Safer, Healthier & Better Skilled Communities. "
target: Swimtime UK Ltd.
Manchester-headquartered Swimtime is the UK’s largest swimming lesson franchise. Swimtime, which operates across 26 franchise regions, has a group annual turnover of more than £4m and was shortlisted this year in the British Franchise Association’s Award for Innovation.
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closed 4/24/2019 via PR Newswire

Buzz Franchise Brands, acquired British Swim School

synopsis: Buzz Franchise Brands, a fast-growing multi-brand franchising organization, has acquired British Swim School, a franchise organization that operates swimming schools in the US, Turkey, and Canada. British Swim School offers unique and highly effective swimming programs and holds around 17,000 lessons per week.
buyer: Buzz Franchise Brands
Buzz Franchise Brands is a fast-growing multi-brand franchising organization that builds companies that get people talking. Buzz Franchise Brands operates pool cleaning and maintenance company Pool Scouts and residential cleaning company Home Clean Heroes. "
target: British Swim School
British Swim School operates swimming schools in the US, Turkey, and Canada. British Swim School is dedicated to teaching water survival skills to children as young as three months old. British Swim School offers unique and highly effective programs and holds around 17,000 lessons per week.
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closed 7/1/2018 via Company Press Release

Prairie Capital, acquired Foss Swim Schools

synopsis: Prairie Capital VI, LP partnered with co-founders Jon and Susan Foss and other senior management to recapitalize Foss Swim Schools, Inc. Headquartered in Eden Prairie, MN, Foss is a leading provider of learn-to-swim programs for children of all ages and skill levels.
buyer: Prairie Capital
In partnership with talented business owners and management teams, Prairie Capital makes control equity investments between $15M-$35M in successful, growth-oriented, lower middle market companies with revenue and EBITDA between $20M-$100M and $4M-$12M, respectively. "
target: Foss Swim Schools
Headquartered in Eden Prairie, MN, Foss is a leading provider of learn-to-swim programs for children of all ages and skill levels. Foss currently operates 14 swim school locations throughout the Minneapolis and Chicago markets.
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closed 7/31/2016 via BNC Analysis

Marine Training & Consulting, acquired Ocean Divers International (Pty) Ltd

synopsis: Port Elizabeth’s oldest dive school, Ocean Divers International (ODI) was acquired by Marine Training and Consulting (MTC). ODI has provided scuba diving courses in Port Elizabeth since 1982. With the acquisition of ODI, MTC has become a one-stop-shop for all marine training courses.
buyer: Marine Training & Consulting
Marine Training & Consulting (MTC) is a training academy geared at meeting the demands of the Maritime industry. Through close collaboration with industry leaders, MTC can facilitate most Maritime needs including scuba diving, skipper training, radio training, first aid, STCW and equipment sales. "
target: Ocean Divers International (Pty) Ltd
Since 1982, Ocean Divers International has provided courses for scuba diving in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. They offer PADI and SSI courses, club events, dive charters, equipment sales and much more.
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closed 5/1/2020 via BusinessWire

Cove Hill Partners, acquired Kalkomey Enterprises, Inc.

synopsis: Cove Hill Partners, a long-term oriented private equity firm focused on consumer and technology industries, has acquired Kalkomey Holdings, LLC, a leading provider of online recreational safety education and cloud-based agency management solutions to both government agencies and outdoor enthusiasts.
buyer: Cove Hill Partners
Cove Hill Partners is a long-term oriented private equity firm focused on partnering with management teams in the consumer and technology industries. The firm manages a long-duration fund with over $1 billion of commitments from its investors and founders. "
target parent: Inverness Graham Investments
target: Kalkomey Enterprises, Inc.
Kalkomey is a leading provider of online recreational safety education, certifications, and cloud-based agency management solutions. Through its modern learning management system, Kalkomey delivers regulatory-approved safety education courses and certifications in all 50 U.S. States.
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closed 10/23/2019 via Company Press Release

Escapees RV Club, acquired RV to Freedom

synopsis: Escapees RV Club has announced the acquisition of all RV to Freedom properties including its popular course Roadmap to Full-Time RVing. This course leads the customer from the dreaming stage to becoming a full or part-time RVer. It also includes the RV to Freedom Facebook group with over 39,000 members.
buyer: Escapees RV Club
The Escapees RV Club is one of the oldest, largest and most loved RV membership organizations in the world. It is a tightly-knit community of like-minded RVers. It also offers support services like mail forwarding, healthcare solutions, and roadside assistance. "
target: RV to Freedom
RV to Freedom is a resource for RVers and those wanting to learn more about the RVing lifestyle. RV to Freedom has information needed to start a life a freedom on the road. RV to Freedom offers a popular course called Roadmap to Full-Time RVing.
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closed 4/27/2016 via PR Web

Kalkomey Enterprises, Inc., acquired Outdoor Roadmap, LLC

synopsis: Outdoor education company Kalkomey Enterprises has expanded its hunter education offerings with the acquisition of Outdoor Roadmap, a Michigan-based online hunter safety training company and brand consultancy for the outdoor industry. Outdoor Roadmap was founded to provide online hunter education for the new and experienced outdoors enthusiast.
buyer: Kalkomey Enterprises, Inc.
Kalkomey is North America’s leading provider of recreational safety education. Kalkomey produces print and Internet courses that have provided official safety education since 1995. Kalkomey offers safety courses in boating, hunting, bowhunting, and off-road vehicle and snowmobile operation. "
target: Outdoor Roadmap, LLC
Outdoor Roadmap LLC is a Michigan-based online Hunter Safety training company and brand consultancy for the outdoor industry. Outdoor Roadmap is committed to ensuring the lifestyle and heritage of hunting in America through easier access to the sport with online hunter education.
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closed 12/19/2014 via Company Press Release

OutRival Racing merged with QT2 Systems, LLC,

synopsis: QT2 Systems, LLC has completed a merger with OutRival Racing. They are a triathlon coaching service based in Texas providing comprehensive training plans, group programs and weekly triathlon training sessions to endurance athletes.
buyer: QT2 Systems, LLC
QT2 Systems, LLC provides personalized training and nutrition planning services for professional and age group triathletes. The company specializes in elite athlete triathlon coaching, Hawaii Ironman training, personalized triathlon training planning, and more. "
target: OutRival Racing
OutRival Racing is a triathlon coaching service based in Texas providing comprehensive training plans, group programs and weekly triathlon training sessions to endurance athletes. It consists of ‘first-timers,’ age-groupers, amateur elites and professionals.
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closed 4/17/2017 via PR Newswire

Level 5 Capital Partners, acquired Big Blue Swim School

synopsis: Retail services and technology executives announced the launch of Level 5 Capital Partners, an investment fund, with an initial investment in Big Blue Swim School ("Big Blue"), a dedicated-facility swim school. The transaction provides growth capital and management expertise for significant location and regional expansion.
buyer: Level 5 Capital Partners
Level 5 Capital Partners was founded in 2009 by Fortune 1000 retail services and technology executives to invest in high-end wellness and lifestyle offerings with a focus on yoga. "
target: Big Blue Swim School
Big Blue Swim School was founded in 2010 by competitive swimmers, Big Ten finalist John Lonegran and US National Champion Chris DeJong. Their mission has been to enrich the lives of kids and parents through a shared love of swimming.
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closed 6/4/2009 via PR Newswire

The Edge Sports Performance Academy merged with Pinnacle Sports,

synopsis: Pinnacle Sports announces its merger with The Edge Sports Performance Academy, Twinsburg, to bring a combination of elite coaching, indoor and outdoor sports facilities, and character-development training to young people in the Medina and Twinsburg, Ohio areas.
buyer: Pinnacle Sports
Pinnacle Sports integrates athletic skills training, physical training and character development for young athletes at locations in Medina and Twinsburg, Ohio. "
target: The Edge Sports Performance Academy
The Edge is a state of the art sports training facilitiy dedicated to developing the athlete. Their goal is to provide resources to facilitate development in the body, mind, spirit and social aspects of their clients.
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closed 9/25/2019 via PR Newswire

Streamline Brands, acquired Saf-T-Swim

synopsis: Streamline Brands, the leading franchisor and manager of swim schools in the world, has acquired Saf-T-Swim, a leading swim school in Long Island, New York. Saf-T-Swim offers unique and fun programs for all ages, from infants to seniors. Saf-T-Swim provides students with a safe, attentive, fun environment to learn lifelong swimming skills.
buyer parent: Quad Partners
buyer: Streamline Brands
Streamline Brands is the industry's largest franchisor of swim schools. Streamline Brands and its franchisees operate schools in 22 states today under three brands: SafeSplash Swim School, Swimtastic Swim School and SwimLabs Swim School. Their swim schools help children to become water safe. "
target: Saf-T-Swim
Saf-T-Swim is a leading swim school in Long Island, New York. Saf-T-Swim offers unique and fun programs for all ages, from infants to seniors. Saf-T-Swim is committed to providing every student with a safe, attentive, fun environment to learn lifelong swimming skills.
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closed 9/25/2019 via PR Newswire

Streamline Brands, acquired Saf-T-Swim

synopsis: Streamline Brands, the leading franchisor and manager of swim schools in the world, has acquired Saf-T-Swim, a leading swim school in Long Island, New York. Saf-T-Swim offers unique and fun programs for all ages, from infants to seniors. Saf-T-Swim provides students with a safe, attentive, fun environment to learn lifelong swimming skills.
buyer parent: Quad Partners
buyer: Streamline Brands
Streamline Brands is the industry's largest franchisor of swim schools. Streamline Brands and its franchisees operate schools in 22 states today under three brands: SafeSplash Swim School, Swimtastic Swim School and SwimLabs Swim School. Their swim schools help children to become water safe. "
target: Saf-T-Swim
Saf-T-Swim is a leading swim school in Long Island, New York. Saf-T-Swim offers unique and fun programs for all ages, from infants to seniors. Saf-T-Swim is committed to providing every student with a safe, attentive, fun environment to learn lifelong swimming skills.
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closed 4/24/2019 via PR Newswire

Buzz Franchise Brands, acquired British Swim School

synopsis: Buzz Franchise Brands, a fast-growing multi-brand franchising organization, has acquired British Swim School, a franchise organization that operates swimming schools in the US, Turkey, and Canada. British Swim School offers unique and highly effective swimming programs and holds around 17,000 lessons per week.
buyer: Buzz Franchise Brands
Buzz Franchise Brands is a fast-growing multi-brand franchising organization that builds companies that get people talking. Buzz Franchise Brands operates pool cleaning and maintenance company Pool Scouts and residential cleaning company Home Clean Heroes. "
target: British Swim School
British Swim School operates swimming schools in the US, Turkey, and Canada. British Swim School is dedicated to teaching water survival skills to children as young as three months old. British Swim School offers unique and highly effective programs and holds around 17,000 lessons per week.
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closed 7/1/2018 via Company Press Release

Prairie Capital, acquired Foss Swim Schools

synopsis: Prairie Capital VI, LP partnered with co-founders Jon and Susan Foss and other senior management to recapitalize Foss Swim Schools, Inc. Headquartered in Eden Prairie, MN, Foss is a leading provider of learn-to-swim programs for children of all ages and skill levels.
buyer: Prairie Capital
In partnership with talented business owners and management teams, Prairie Capital makes control equity investments between $15M-$35M in successful, growth-oriented, lower middle market companies with revenue and EBITDA between $20M-$100M and $4M-$12M, respectively. "
target: Foss Swim Schools
Headquartered in Eden Prairie, MN, Foss is a leading provider of learn-to-swim programs for children of all ages and skill levels. Foss currently operates 14 swim school locations throughout the Minneapolis and Chicago markets.
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