I deeply enjoy helping shape the education middle market and supporting the continued growth of promising companies delivering powerful solutions to students and educators.
Tom leads advisory services to the education technology and services sector and is head of the firm’s Dallas office. He has nearly 20 years of mergers and acquisitions experience, working on numerous transactions, primarily for private equity firms and privately held businesses. Tom’s experience includes buy-side and sell-side transactions, cross-border advisory and recapitalization transactions.
Tom has acquired a deep knowledge of education technology and services and effectively navigates the market shifts caused by the expansion and integration of technology into daily education operations. As mid-sized companies reach a size and growth stage that require new partnerships, Tom serves as a trusted advisor, providing unbiased advice through the complicated process of identifying and ultimately negotiating with potential new partners, whether strategic or financial.
Tom serves on the board of the Dallas/Fort Worth chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth.
Prior to joining Lincoln, Tom led the education group at MHT Partners. Previously, he was an Analyst with Bear, Stearns & Co.
Tom earned a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University.
Lincoln International advises Turn/River on the sale of Magnus Health to an undisclosed strategic acquirer
Lincoln International advises BV Investment Partners on the acquisition of Veracross
Lincoln International advises Dream Center Foundation on its aquisition of certain assets from Education Management Corporation
Lincoln International represents AcademicWorks in its sale to Blackbaud, Inc.
Perspectives by Thomas Burgett
Teaching Without Classrooms: Education Investing in a COVID-19 World
Despite significant gains in online, or distance, learning over the last ten years, COVID-19 has enormously and irrevocably altered the education landscape in 2020. Technology adoption in primary and secondary schools, widely […]
Education Technology: Investors Don’t Have to go Back to School to Find Success
Educators today have an arsenal of tools beyond books, blackboards and chalk. Technology now permeates schools—both in the classroom and out—at every age, to enrich the learning experience and prepare students for […]
Filling the Gap – How Private Enterprise is Tackling the Up-Skilling and Re-Skilling Challenge
Much has been written over the last several months and years about the looming divide between available jobs and the supply of candidates with the requisite skills to fill those jobs. Moreover, […]
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