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FFL Partners to buy Crisis Prevention Institute

FFL Partners, a private equity firm focused on growth investments in middle market companies, is to acquire Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) from Brockway Moran & Partners.

CPI specialises in crisis prevention, non-violent physical intervention and dementia care training for education, healthcare and corporate customers. Terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.
Headquartered in Milwaukee, CPI provides mission critical training in de-escalation of aggressive behaviours for duty of care providers at schools, hospitals, mental health clinics, long-term care facilities, juvenile detention centres, and other organisations.
“With more than 9,000 customers globally – some they have served for over 30 years – CPI is a major force in crisis prevention and de-escalation training,” says Cas Schneller, partner at FFL. “We are very excited to support CEO Tony Jace and his team in continuing the Company’s success and finding new ways for CPI to have a positive impact on even more individuals and organisations.”
Outsourced, professional crisis prevention training is becoming increasingly important for healthcare and education workers as public focus on workplace and caregiver violence grows. Increased state regulations and growing awareness of provider incidents have driven demand for CPI’s services, resulting in consistent double-digit revenue growth.
“We are very excited to move forward with FFL in meeting the rapidly growing need for the skills and strategies our uniquely designed training programs provide in assessing, managing and responding to high risk behaviour,” says Jace. “With the financial resources of FFL behind us, we see significant opportunity to sustain our growth through developing new offerings, leveraging new channels, and expanding our geographic footprint.”
FFL engaged CHILDS Advisory Partners as financial adviser. 

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