Susquehanna Private Capital, a middle market private equity firm, has made an investment in Soccer Shots, a founder owner and operated youth soccer franchisor providing quality and engaging training programs with childcare centers, schools and more.

Soccer Shots was founded in 1997 by Jeremy Sorzano and Jason Webb and provides children aged 2 to 8 with soccer and character growth experiences from childhood education specialists, professional soccer players and certified coaches. The firm focuses on coaching, communication and curriculum for students and families. The firm has over 140 franchise partners in 250 territories across 40 states and Canada.

“Soccer Shots has established itself as a premier youth-focused franchisor with an exceptional reputation among kids, parents, educators and coaches alike,” commented Ken Parsons, investor with SPC. “As publicly funded youth enrichment activities continue to decline, we believe Soccer Shots is well-positioned to serve as the platform to help scale other complementary, youth concepts across the globe.”

Deloitte Corporate Finance acted as exclusive financial advisor and Trenam served as legal advisor to Soccer Shots. Troutman Pepper served as legal advisor to SPC. LBC Small Cap provided debt financing to support the transaction.