Year: 2018

Industry: Direct-to-Consumer / E-Commerce

Service: Sell-Side M&A

Geography: North America

Financo Advises Specialty Commerce Corporation on the Sale of Western Schools to Colibri Group

Western Schools, previously owned by Specialty Commerce Corporation, is a leader in continuing education in the healthcare field, offering in-depth, peer-reviewed courses in nursing and behavioral health. Through our process of quality development and rigorous review, Western Schools offers healthcare professionals the highest quality, convenient, and affordable courses needed to fulfill their re-licensure, certification, and other professional education needs. As a nationally accredited continuing education provider, Western Schools offers more than 2,300 continuing education hours across more than 40 specialties in nursing and behavioral health. Since its founding in 1978, Western Schools has served more than 1 million practitioners through its commitment to the growth and lifelong learning of healthcare professionals.

Specialty Commerce Corporation is a leading multi-channel direct marketing platform of specialty niche brands targeting underserved female markets and customers. The company’s remaining divisions – Paula Young, Especially Yours and THE LOOK – offer high quality wig, apparel and accessories products at affordable price points. With fresh, updated designs and product innovations, Specialty Commerce sets trends with collections that suit their clients’ lifestyles.

  • 2018

This transaction was completed prior to Raymond James’ acquisition of Financo.