Strategic value is our specialty.

We listen closely to and partner with all constituents of the educational ecosystem to create and cultivate strategic value.

|Our purpose

ETS Strategic Capital was launched as the Corporate Development unit of ETS to pursue equity investments, strategic growth partnerships and mergers/acquisitions with innovative companies of strategic value around the world. As a division of ETS, we bring ETS’s extensive capabilities in assessments, research and development, global distribution, and innovative technologies to our portfolio and partner companies.

ETS maintains significant Assets Under Management (AUM) with access to capital for strategic equity investments, growth partnerships or acquisitions.

Our portfolio and partner companies benefit from our relationship with ETS and its capabilities in Assessments (e.g., cognitive and non-cognitive), R&D, Global Distribution and Innovative Technologies, including natural language processing and automated tech-enabled services.

|Our experience

Our team offers deep expertise in the financial, business and technology sectors, with experience spanning the globe from Wall Street to Asia. Our international perspective, world-class strategic competency and focused mission make our team uniquely qualified to execute successful engagements that meet the objectives of all stakeholders.

|About ETS

ETS is a research-driven company with $1+ billion in revenues. Its products and services measure knowledge and skills, promote learning and performance and support education and professional development for all people worldwide.

|How we invest

  • Equity Investments

    Equity Investments are typically targeted for Series B, Series C or later, where companies already have proven product/market fit, initial customers, and developed business-model, and are seeking further new growth capital to scale the business. (Earlier-stage investment may be possible in select situations.)

  • Mergers/Acquisitions

    Our M&A deal focus is generally targeted at middle-market scale deals (smaller or larger acquisition deals may be possible in select cases).

  • Growth Partnerships

    Growth Partnerships are broadly defined, but could consist of joint-ventures (JVs), channel-partner or distribution agreements, Intellectual Property (IP) licensing and technology-transfer relationships and similar strategic value-add business partnering relationships.

|Our portfolio

We partner with transformative companies that meet our criteria for growth potential and alignment with our mission.

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