Infinedi Partners LP, a private equity firm focused on long-term partnerships with founder-owned businesses, has completed its second investment in the study abroad market and the formation of a cooperative partnership between CAPA and CEA Study Abroad. CEA and CAPA work with U.S. universities to provide educational and internship abroad programs in Europe, Central and South America, Africa and Asia.
“The CAPA mission and purpose will remain the same as directed and managed by myself and the CAPA leadership team,” said John Christian, president and CEO of CAPA. “We are confident that our partnership will leverage each other’s strengths, provide new resources to accelerate our rate of innovation and allow us to continue navigating the near-term challenges of the global pandemic.”
“This partnership will allow us to expand our global footprint and our portfolio of programs, which increases student access to study and internship abroad offerings,” said Brian Boubek, chairman and CEO of CEA. “We plan on leveraging each organization’s portfolio of high-quality academic courses to provide even more programmatic flexibility to our university partners and students.”
Jay Hegenbart, founder and managing partner of Infinedi remarked, “Infinedi has now completed four investments comprising approximately $200 million of equity capital. We believe each situation will serve as a unique case study for our differentiated approach to partnering with founders, growing businesses and to creating value for our investors.”
“We are pleased to support these two amazing organizations as they continue their mission of supporting U.S. university students in becoming global leaders through remarkable education and internship abroad programs,” added Carter Harned, partner of Infinedi.
Henry Blynn and Jordan Portner from Infinedi also worked to support this partnership.