Traverse Pointe Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm, is pleased to announce that its portfolio company, Small Miracles, a leading early education provider with multiple locations across Arizona, has acquired two additional early education centers – Quality Interactive Montessori Schools (“QI Montessori”). Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“We are thrilled to welcome QI Montessori to the Small Miracles family of schools” said Michael Simon, Managing Principal of Traverse Pointe. “With the QI acquisition, we now have 15 education centers under the Small Miracles umbrella.  Kelli McCalley and the Small Miracles management team continue to take the Company to new heights. We remain committed to our growth plan and will continue to buy and build new centers under this great management team.”

Kelli McCalley, Chief Executive Officer of Small Miracles, said “We are proud to welcome the Quality Interactive Montessori Schools into our high-quality education program.  With this acquisition, we now offer lower and upper early elementary Montessori education.  Traverse Pointe has been an exceptional partner and continues to invest in our growth.  We will continue to expand the Small Miracles portfolio of schools and expect to have additional acquisitions to announce in the near future.”

About Small Miracles
Small Miracles is a leading early-learning center company that owns and operates a chain of 15 centers in one of the fastest-growing areas of the country. The Company operates nine centers in Tucson and five centers in Phoenix, Arizona. The Company serves children of ages 6 weeks through 12 years of age. Across multiple locations, children are immersed in a variety of educational and social activities with a staff of trained and experienced educators. The Company currently serves over 1,400 students with the licenses to enroll over 1,850 in total.

About Traverse Pointe Partners
Traverse Pointe Partners is a private equity investment firm focused on control investments in lower middle-market companies. Our investment professionals and operating partners offer an array of skillsets and expertise to enhance the value of our platform investments. We partner with strong management teams, providing capital along with operational, financial and strategic support to enable organizations to maximize their potential. To date, Traverse has made five platform investments.