Prairie Capital teams up with the founder and other senior executives of Right At School to recapitalize this dynamic educational services company

Prairie Capital teams up with the founder and other senior executives of Right At School to recapitalize this dynamic educational services company

July 19, 2017

Chicago, IL – July 2017   Prairie Capital VI, LP partnered with the founder and other key members of the Right At School management team to recapitalize this rapidly growing educational services business. Headquartered in Evanston, IL, Right At School utilizes a school’s facility to provide distinctive and enriching before and after school programs for children in school districts across the United States and Canada. Right At School supports working parents who desire a safe and convenient place for their child every day after school, and who also want to extend their child’s day with enrichment, fitness and fun. Right At School also offers pre-school, half-day kindergarten, recess supervision and year-round school-break camps.

Right At School is the fastest growing provider of after school programming in North America. Through its proprietary curriculum and deep investments in educator training, Right At School drives social-emotional learning and experiential education in an environment where students are having fun. Right At School will serve students and families across nearly 200 schools in the U.S. and Canada during the 2017-18 academic year.

After school care is a rapidly growing segment within the educational services market. An increase in two-income families, a shortage of meaningful after school programing, and a growing body of research demonstrating that high quality after school programs benefit student achievement are driving demand in the market.

Prairie Capital partnered with management to support and accelerate continued company-building investments in human capital, sales and marketing, IT systems and finance.

For more information on Right At School, please contact:
Steve King at [email protected]
Bryan Daniels at [email protected]
Tony Danielak at [email protected]


Prairie Capital is a leading source of private equity for the acquisition of family and entrepreneur-owned businesses. Prairie focuses exclusively on being the first private equity investor in growth oriented, U.S. based companies with EBITDA of $4 to $12 million. Prairie partners with founders and management teams to build market-leading companies in targeted, high-growth industries. Since its inception in 1997, Prairie Capital has invested in 88 platform companies.