"Bright Horizons met and exceeded our expectations in all aspects of the acquisition process including the valuation, diligence, integration, and above all how they made us feel a part of the Bright Horizons family. They made the process exceptionally smooth and created a seamless transition for our staff. Handing over Future Assets to Bright Horizons was a worthy decision that allows us to sleep well at night knowing our legacy of quality and exceptional child care will continue for future generations." Marjan and Kamiar Fariba, Founders of Future Assets Child Development Center, California
"Bright Horizons shared my vision and commitment to the children, parents, and staff of Newbury School. The entire process was very cohesive and I was always treated with respect and the sensitivity that showed me they truly understood the personal nature of the business. Suffice to say, I miss the school every day, but have never questioned my decision to allow Bright Horizons to take over the care and education of my little ones!" Betty Sakson, Founder of Newbury School, Maryland
Hello! My name is Samuel Karshis, and I am proud to lead the Bright Horizons Acquisitions Team. Together, the members of our team have nearly 60 years of experience in early care and education. We have completed numerous transactions, providing a proven road map to evaluate the potential for your program to become a part of our company.
We understand the personal nature of education and appreciate the importance of looking at each opportunity on an individual basis. We know how important it is for you to place your program and the future of all the children you teach and care for in the right hands. Accordingly, we will spend the time to create a process with which you are comfortable. In addition, not only will your program and families be well taken care of, so will your staff. As a member of our community, your team will have access to a variety of training and career advancement resources and recognition programs.
With more than 700 centers in the US (and more than 850 centers managed by Bright Horizons worldwide), you can be assured that a partnership with Bright Horizons places the future of your business in safe hands;
- Our centers consistently deliver the highest quality child care and early education.
- We have been listed in the 'Top 100 Great Places to Work' by Fortune Magazine for the last 16 years.
- We support children and families in crisis through our charity, the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children.
Bright Horizons is a network of child care centers (not a chain) and we are proud that each individual center in our family has its own identity and strengths, brought together by a shared commitment to excellence.
We are well-equipped to walk you through our acquisitions process: from the initial steps of signing a nondisclosure agreement and determining whether there is a fit between your program and ours; to reaching agreement on key terms and conditions and performing due diligence; to developing a thoughtful communications plan for your employees and the families you serve to ensure a smooth transition.
If you have made the decision to sell your program or are still considering your options, we would love to discuss the possibility of welcoming your program into our family.
Manager, Business Development
Bright Horizons Family Solutions
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What Bright Horizons Can Offer
When you choose Bright Horizons, you and your children, families, and teachers will benefit from:
- High-quality programs that comply with NAEYC standards
- A commitment to professional development for staff
- State-of-the-art learning materials for children
- Family resources for parents
- A smooth transition of program management and operations
- A proven acquisition process based on more than 20 years of acquiring child care and early education programs around the world
- Deal structures that offer flexibility and protect the future interests of the sellers
- All cash purchases rather than payment plans
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"Bright Horizons is the only organization we considered turning our program over to. The company's emphasis on high-quality education is unparalleled and complements its mission, which is similar to our own philosophy of early education. We were amazed at the synergy of our programs, and that's one reason why the acquisition was so successful." Lynn Kanter-Levy, Founder of Marin Day Schools, California
"Bright Horizons has maintained the best features of Kidstop while providing significant improvement in national resources and faculty benefits. To parents it was seamless, and to staff, it felt great." Mark and Joan Mendel, Founders of Kidstop Early Learning Centers, Florida
"Bright Horizons is a company true to its name. In today's world it is such a comfort to find a company that keeps its promises. Every step of the way was handled professionally and courteously. Our philosophies are very similar and therefore the confidence I have in the continuation of a strong, nurturing home for the children, parents and staff is unwavering."Corine Kaddouz, Founder of Papillon Preschool, California