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Bellwether Media

Minnetonka, MN-based Bellwether Media is a leading publisher of educational children’s books for students in Pre-K through Grade 7. The Company offers engaging, literacy-promoting content through four well-recognized brands: Bellwether, Jump!, Bearport, and Kaleidoscope.  Their award-winning books are widely recognized by librarians and educators as the best nonfiction titles for beginning and struggling readers.

Bellwether, along with its three associated brands, publishes literacy-promoting books for the school library, classroom, and public library markets. The Company is differentiated by the quality and consistency of its products as well as top-notch customer service and support. Bellwether maintains a portfolio of ~7,500 nonfiction titles that address a wide variety of subject matter and student segments, including early literacy, at-risk literacy, and STEM.

Lineage Capital

Boston-based Lineage Capital invests exclusively in owner-managed and family-controlled businesses. Its unique partnership approach provides business owners with significant liquidity, while enabling them to retain a meaningful ownership position and continued control of the board of directors. They focus on high-quality, lower-middle-market businesses that seek a value-added partner to help facilitate future growth and success.