From new school development and franchising companies to changes in minimum wage legislation, several marketplace factors can impact the value of an owners’ business and related real estate assets. The key for any school operator is to not only stay informed on the positive and negative factors impacting the industry but to be proactive in…

Before Bailey Routzong was founded in 1994 by Ed Routzong and Dean Bailey, the school industry was significantly different for owners when they were ready to exit their business. At that time in the industry, school owners were limited in terms of potential buyers for their business, as the larger companies in the school operating…

When should I sell my school business? Can I afford to sell my business? How can I make sure I receive the maximum value from the sale of my business and related real estate? These are the questions many school business owners consider as they near retirement. Bailey Routzong is hard at work helping prospective…

The U.S. childcare industry is prospering, but with that comes increased competition for school business owners and operators. The Committee for Economic Development recently found that the U.S. childcare industry has an economic impact of $99 billion. Additionally, school businesses are predicted to have some of the fastest employment growth of all industries through 2020,…

If you own a successful family-owned school business, chances are that you have, or will, encounter private equity groups (PEGs) that are interested in acquiring your business. From marketing letters and emails to direct phone calls, these PEG funds often try to contact school owners with the single purpose of purchasing their business. The industry…

The trend of private equity group (PEG) sponsored investment funds seeking out family-owned school business operators to purchase their school has taken a new turn. Several previous blogs have focused on this trend in the school business industry where PEG sponsored investment funds directly contact school business operators to purchase their school(s). Over the last…

Over the last few years, the largest operating companies in the early education industry have all come under the ownership of private equity group (PEG) sponsored investment funds. As discussed in a previous blog, these PEGs are also referred to as “financial, single-purpose companies” because they are newly formed entities that operate with the single…

Would you pay a $500,000 tax bill to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that was not necessary? The answer to this is a resounding “no.” However, all too often this situation happens when an individual who sells their real estate asset(s) anticipates a profit and thereby creates a significant tax obligation, but does not receive…

If you are presented with a situation that seems too good to be true, chances are it really is. Lately, many school owners are receiving offers from large private equity groups (PEGs) in the industry. In recent years, the largest operating companies in the early education industry have all come under the ownership of PEG-sponsored…

As a busy school owner, you may not always have time to think ahead about the potential value of your school business. There may come a time in the future when you are ready to sell your business, and at that time, preparing to sell one of your most substantial assets at a premium marketplace…

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