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Goldberg Kohn advised The Gardner School in conjunction with private equity firm Quad Partners’ investment in the innovative and academically driven network of preschools. Equity for the investment will come from Quad Partners V LP, an education-focused private equity fund with $229 million of capital commitments raised in 2018.

The Goldberg Kohn team was led by corporate principal Colby Gifford, and also included tax principal Steve Legatzke and corporate associate Ross Friedman. William Blair & Company, LLC served as financial advisor to The Gardner School.

The Gardner School is a network of state-of-the-art, academically focused preschools across the United States. Founded in 2005 by Scott Thompson and headquartered in Nashville, The Gardner School operates 20 preschools throughout Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, Minnesota, Ohio and Virginia.