CHICAGO, April 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Brent L. MillsInc. (“BMI”) recently acquired Blake Austin Collegea healthcare educational institution based in Vacaville, California. Sikich Investment Bank was the exclusive sell-side advisor for Blake Austin College.
“Blake Austin College has developed an impressive curriculum and demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the success of its students,” said Susan Tomilo, Managing Director of Sikich Investment Banking. « BMI offers Blake Austin College a clear path to future growth, so we are confident that this partnership will be successful.”
Blake Austin College offers vocational nursing, dental assisting, and clinical physician assistant programs with phlebotomy programs. Its programs are designed to prepare students to pass their state licensing exams and succeed in post-graduation careers.
“This institution is my life’s work,” said Joanie French-Reedowner of blake Austin College. “Under BMI’s leadership, I am confident that the school’s legacy will endure and students will leave for years to come. Blake Austin prepared for rewarding careers. I am indebted to the team at Sikich Investment Banking for skillfully guiding me through this process.”
BMI is an education-focused holding company based in Oklahoma.
“Joanie has built an incredible organization over the past three decades, and Blake Austin College is ready for rapid geographic expansion,” said Brent L. Mills, owner of BMI. “The education it provides to students is invaluable, and we are delighted to support the institution’s next stage of growth.”
BMI invests in and operates post-secondary schools, with an emphasis on using its own VIA software and operational expertise to ensure pedagogical excellence. It has a team of preeminent industrial operators and a significant capital base to finance growth. BMI has six campuses in three states, with approximately 1,500 students, and is pursuing a strategy to create a nationwide network of allied health colleges.
“We believe that education and professional training in health care Blake Austin College is an important part of creating upward mobility for individuals while meeting the country’s critical health workforce needs,” the BMI partner said. Todd Q. Swanson.
Sikich Investment Banking provides capital markets and mergers and acquisitions advisory services. The team has deep experience across many industries, including manufacturing and distribution, technology, healthcare and life sciences, and business and professional services.
Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
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