Daily News: January 29, 2013

BMO Harris Provides Facility to Support ESA Acquisition

BMO Harris Bank’s Sponsor Finance group announced it was sole lead arranger, sole bookrunner and is administrative agent for $21 million in senior credit facilities to support the acquisition of the Early Autism Project by Educational Services of America, a Trimaran Capital portfolio company.

Educational Services of America (ESA) is the nation’s leading provider of K-12 alternative and special education schools and programs for students who are at risk of dropping out and for students with special needs. ESA partners with more than 230 public school districts in 21 states to serve 12,000 students each year in more than 160 schools and programs.