Kedaara Capital invests in K12 Techno Services
The investment will support the company’s mission of providing high-quality education and technology services to the K-12 segment
Bengaluru, 14 September 2023: K12 Techno Services Private Limited (“K12 Techno”), a leading education and technology services provider in India, today announced an investment from Kedaara Capital, for a significant minority stake in the Company. Through this investment, Kedaara seeks to support the company's vision of providing high-quality holistic education services to students and to schools in India by leveraging technology. This investment will also provide a partial exit to Peak XV Partners (formerly known as Sequoia Capital India).
K12 Techno is a technology and education services business providing full stack education, content, and technology services to more than 900 educational institutions across the country through a combination of own brand and a curriculum and technology platform. The company’s brand, content and technology are used by over 300,000 students in the K-12 space in India. The company has grown at a revenue CAGR of ~40% over last 5 years.
Kedaara will work closely with the Company’s professional management team led by its CEO, Mr. Jai Decosta, and other existing shareholders, namely, Peak XV Partners, Navneet Education Limited and Sofina Ventures, to augment its tech-enabled offering oriented towards world-class holistic education services.
Jai Decosta, CEO, K12 Techno said, “We are delighted to welcome Kedaara as a valued partner for the next phase of our growth, as it symbolizes a convergence of values and aspirations, and will help us continue to deliver on our mission to make an impact in the K-12 space in India. Our philosophy is to help nurture not just scholars, but also compassionate and capable individuals ready to shape a better world. We believe the congruence of technology with learning models built for India will help scale both holistic learning as well as improve outcomes.”
Sunish Sharma, Founder and Managing Partner and Anant Gupta, Managing Director of Kedaara Capital, said, "Education is the cornerstone of any society’s progress. India has over 260 million students enrolled in the K-12 segment, that aspire for accessible, high-quality holistic education. K12 Techno has done tremendous work to help schools bridge this gap by leveraging technology and process orientation. We are excited to partner with Jai and the K12 Techno team to help them accelerate their growth and further their goal of providing world-class holistic education services across India at affordable price points.”
“As long-term shareholders and partners to Jai and team, we’ve had a ring side view of K12 Techno's journey. Over the last 10 years, they have built a strong platform and tech stack to deliver high quality services to schools and students across the country. With Kedaara coming in, we believe the company will be well-funded and strengthened in its mission to build an enduring business.” added GV Ravishankar, MD, Peak XV
Sunil Gala, Managing Director of Navneet Education said, “Our partnership with K12 Techno has been based on a shared commitment towards promulgating knowledge and high-quality education in India. We have had a fantastic experience working with Jai and team over the last 10+ years. We are delighted to welcome Kedaara as a partner towards realizing this vision and are confident that K12 Techno will continue to create significant value for all the stakeholders in the coming years."
About K12 Techno
Founded in 2010, K12 Techno Services Private Limited is a leading education services provider in India, offering a dynamic suite of academic support, services, and solutions to educational institutions. Upgraded teaching methodologies, blended with the effective use of technology signifies K12 Techno’s approach towards K-12 education in India.
The company provides full-stack services to over 900 educational institutions across India, under multiple brands. The company’s brand, content and technology are used by over 300,000 students in the K-12 space.
For more information about K12 Techno, please visit www.k12technoservices.com
Kedaara is an operationally oriented private equity firm pursuing control and minority investment opportunities in India. It currently advises / manages over ~USD 3.5 billion through investments in several market leading businesses across a variety of sectors including consumer, financial services, pharma/healthcare, technology / business services and industrials. Kedaara’s operating partner model comprising former CEOs with proven track records of building market leading businesses enabling them to realize their full potential. Since its inception, Kedaara has remained singularly dedicated to its stated strategy of focusing on investments built through trust-based relationships with best-in-class entrepreneurs and management teams across secular fast growing end markets. Kedaara combines the strengths of a well-networked, highly experienced local investing and operating team, with the experience of their strategic partner, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, a global private equity firm whose investment model blends financial skills with operating expertise.
For more information about Kedaara, please visit: https://kedaara.com