St Cloud Capital Invests in Apple Montessory Schools


LOS ANGELES, CA (August 8, 2018) – St. Cloud Capital is pleased to announce an investment in New Jersey-based Apple Montessori Schools (“Apple”), a leading early childhood education operator of 16 Montessori schools in northern New Jersey founded by the Bailey family in 1972. St. Cloud co-invested with Spanos, Barber Jesse & Co (“SBJ”), Star Mountain Capital, and RGA Reinsurance.

Apple offers a leading year-round, infant-to-elementary Montessori-based education program to over 1700 students based upon the Bailey family’s Montessori-Plus curriculum; which recently received the accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education in 2017.

“We look forward to building upon our recent success with SBJ as our partner in the divesture of Stat Health to Warburg Pincus with this new co-investment in Apple.  We firmly believe that we can embrace and enhance the Bailey family’s legacy and position Apple as the premium provider of early childhood education through its geographic expansion in the Northeast United States” stated Kacy Rozelle, Managing Partner of St. Cloud Capital.

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About St. Cloud Capital

St. Cloud Capital is a Los Angeles, CA-based private investment firm that provides growth capital to the lower middle market (companies with annual revenues generally between $10 million and $150 million) throughout the United States. St. Cloud typically invests $5 million – $20 million in companies across a wide range of industries in every layer of the capital structure, including senior secured debt, subordinated debt, and preferred and common equity. St. Cloud’s investment discipline includes non-control and control investments, and involves partnering with strong management teams or experienced industry entrepreneurs. For more information about St. Cloud Capital, please visit