Surge invests in All About Learning Press

Surge Private Equity LLC has made an investment in Wisconsin-based All About Learning Press Inc, a national homeschool curriculum publisher.

Surge Private Equity LLC has made an investment in Wisconsin-based All About Learning Press Inc, a national homeschool curriculum publisher. No financial terms were disclosed. Modern Bank NA and Spell Capital Partners LLC provided debt financing for the deal.


DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Surge Private Equity LLC (“Surge”) announces its investment into All About Learning Press Inc. (“AALP”), a Wisconsin-based national homeschool curriculum publisher. The transaction closed with debt financing provided by Modern Bank, N.A. and Spell Capital Partners, LLC.

For 16 years, AALP has internally developed and published a variety of proprietary and multi-sensory homeschooling curriculums primarily targeting lower school spelling and reading. Based on the Orton-Gillingham approach, these programs teach through a logical sequence that leaves no gaps in the learning process for any level of skill. Surge is bringing on an experienced operator to assist founders Marie and Greg Rippel with the growth of the company.

Surge Partner Tom Beauchamp stated, “We are excited about the opportunity to directly invest in a meaningful company with exceptionally favorable macro trends. Marie has proven herself to be a top-tier content creator. Our partnership will free up her time to focus on writing and product development as we assist with logistical and managerial support.”

About Surge Private Equity
Surge Private Equity is a Dallas-based private equity firm that typically seeks majority investments in growing businesses with $2-7.5MM of EBITDA. Together with its lending partners, Surge provides entrepreneurs with liquidity and investors with higher yields and greater accessibility through lower investment minimums. Surge primarily invests in companies where the seller will remain on board in an ongoing capacity.

About Modern Bank
Modern Bank, N.A. is a privately owned, entrepreneurial bank that provides flexible, competitive and reliable senior debt financing solutions to commercial companies. Its experienced bankers specialize in working with lower middle-market companies and owners to provide low-cost cash flow-based financing solutions. Whether expanding a business, acquiring a company, or financing a new product, clients have come to rely on Modern’s deep credit market and industry knowledge, and the ability to provide tailored solutions for a variety of credit-related needs.

Spell Capital Mezzanine Partners
Spell Capital provides subordinated debt and non-control equity to businesses in a variety of industries across the United States. It finances leveraged acquisitions backed by lower middle-market private equity sponsors, management and family driven ownership transitions, add-on acquisitions, recapitalizations and growth initiatives.