Golden Gate Capital acquired The Learning Experience, a provider of early education for children six weeks to six years old. The Learning Experience is headquartered in Deerfield Beach, FL and led by co-founder, chairman and CEO Richard Weissman.

“Thanks to our dedicated staff and franchisees, The Learning Experience has become an industry leader in the U.S. with strong, consistent performance,” Weissman said. “Golden Gate Capital is fully committed to our curriculum and vision, with an excellent track record of accelerating the growth of multi-unit consumer companies.”

Ropes & Gray and Nob Hill Law Group served as legal advisors to Golden Gate Capital. Harris Williams served The Learning Experience as financial advisor, and Goodwin Procter and Greenberg Traurig served as legal advisors to the company. Varagon Capital Partners served as administrative agent on a senior secured credit facility to support the acquisition.

Golden Gate Capital is a San Francisco-based private equity investment firm with more than $15 billion of capital under management.