PE-backed CPI buys Pivotal Education

Crisis Prevention Institute, a portfolio company of FFL Partners, has acquired UK-based Pivotal Education Ltd, an education consulting and training company. No financial terms were disclosed.

PRESS RELEASE

Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI), the world leader in crisis prevention and de-escalation training, today announced that they have finalised the acquisition of UK-based Pivotal Education Ltd, an award-winning education consultancy and training company.

The acquisition of Pivotal Education will enable CPI to extend and deepen its customer reach in the education sector. The products and services provided by CPI and Pivotal Education are complementary and the combined businesses will offer education markets across the globe unrivalled solutions and provide the best care, welfare, safety, and security to everyone.

Martyn Dadds, Managing Director of CPI International said:
“These are exciting times for CPI and we’re delighted to be working with Paul and Ellie Dix and the team at Pivotal Education

“With Pivotal Education as part of our fast growing team, it will enable us to combine their expertise with our own extensive behaviour management experience and provide even better and broader solutions for our customers.”

Paul Dix, Chief Executive Officer at Pivotal Education, added:
“CPI and Pivotal are a perfect match. Our values, expertise and commitment to safer environments for young people are beautifully aligned. The whole team at Pivotal are excited. We are determined to take Pivotal behaviour programmes to thousands more schools and colleges. With CPI we know that more teachers and students than ever will benefit from calm focused classrooms that manage behaviour brilliantly.”