Wicks Completes Sale of New Mountain Learning

New York, April 3, 2018 - New Mountain Learning, a leading provider of digital and blended-learning solutions to the K-12, higher education and career learning markets, has been sold by The Wicks Group to CIP Capital. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

New Mountain Learning provides core learning solutions with a focus on student literacy across foreign languages and computer skills. The company’s well-respected brands include EMC School, serving the K-12 market, and Paradigm Education, serving the higher education market. The Wicks Group built the company organically and through acquisitions alongside CEO Eric Cantor and his extended management team.

“We have greatly enjoyed the partnership between our management team and The Wicks Group,” said Mr. Cantor. “The company has grown substantially during our time working together and we thank Wicks for the guidance, experience and insight that was instrumental to that growth.”

“It has been our pleasure to work alongside Eric and the rest of the team at New Mountain. They have succeeded in their markets by building products that are differentiated and deeply valued by their customers,” said Max von Zuben, Managing Partner of Wicks. “We are happy to see them enter another phase of growth alongside CIP.”

Lazard Middle Market LLC served as the exclusive financial advisor to New Mountain Learning in the transaction. Golenbock Eiseman Assor Bell & Peskoe LLP and KPMG LLP provided legal and tax advice, respectively, to the company.

About New Mountain Learning

Based in St. Paul, MN, New Mountain Learning is a leading provider of digital and blended learning solutions to the K-12, higher education and career learning markets. The company’s mission is to provide interactive learning solutions to students, teachers and administrators with a core focus on language learning, digital literacy and foundational financial skills. The company’s blended learning approach seeks to enhance engagement and outcomes while building fundamental skills for the next generation of students. The company provides interactive curriculum, assessment solutions and software tools with a digital-first approach.

About The Wicks Group

The Wicks Group is a private investment firm based in New York City that invests in lower-middle-market companies operating in selected segments of the information, education, and media industries principally in the United States and Canada. Since its founding in 1989, Wicks has invested over $1 billion of capital in more than 30 platform companies and approximately 100 add-on acquisitions. The firm has applied a consistent investment strategy since its founding, partnering with high-quality, experienced management teams to build businesses organically and through acquisitions. For more information, visit

Max von Zuben, Managing Partner, The Wicks Group, at (212) 407-2210;