ECC Consolidation Corporation (ECC), and Maxim Partners LLC acquires Robertson College. Robertson is a 100 year-old career college, based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, which provides allied health, business and technology training through three campuses and online programs in the provinces of Manitoba and Alberta.
ECC is an investment vehicle founded by Robert Prendergast, one of Canadaís leading post-secondary education industry executives, in partnership with Chicago-based Maxim Partners to consolidate high quality post-secondary education institutions throughout Canada. ECC was advised by Capstone Partners which also co-invested in the transaction. "Robertson College is a quality institution that has served thousands of students since its founding in 1911. We look to leverage Robertsonís reputation for superior, career-oriented education in expanding throughout the Prairies as well as utilize Robertson as a platform for future acquisitions in other regions" commented Robert Prendergast, CEO of ECC. "We are excited to partner with ECC and Robert to create the premier career-oriented Canadian educational institution within and beyond its current presence in Manitoba and Alberta. We believe that Robertson Collegeís 100 year-old legacy for quality student instruction can be utilized in several other provinces and we look forward to supporting ECC with future growth capital to achieve its potential," said Gregg Wilson, Partner and Co-Founder of Maxim Partners. "We are excited to have the support of both ECC and Maxim, which speaks to the quality of our institution, faculty, and programs, and to the consistently proven value proposition that we offer our students. With the new investment, we can now push forward in pursuit of several initiatives which we view as key to Robertsonís growth," said Henry Devlin, President and CEO of Robertson College.
Robertson College, headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba, originally began providing career training in 1911. Currently, the College operates two campuses in Manitoba (Winnipeg and Brandon) and one in Alberta (Calgary) as well as online delivery. The college currently enrolls over 1,000 students in its 18 diploma and corporate training programs in Allied Health, Business, Technology and Continuing Education.