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Dresner Partners Advises Learning Resources in Acquisition of Safe-T Products and Extra Measures
CHICAGO – June 26, 2006 – Dresner Partners announced today that it acted as the financial advisor to Learning Resources, Inc. in the acquisition of Safe-T Products, Inc. and Extra Measures, Inc., manufacturers of hands-on learning products and tools for teaching math, art and science. Terms of the transaction, which closed June 23, were not disclosed. Based in Lombard, Illinois, Safe-T Products and Extra Measures manufacture hands-on learning products and tools for teaching math, art and science, which are marketed and sold to the school supply and specialty retail markets under the SAFE-T brand. The SAFE-T brand covers a wide range of products, including basic drawing and measuring tools needed to create geometric designs, as well as measurement activities for the classroom. It also includes innovative and branded manipulatives such as Weigh Too and GeoCubes products, which teach children a variety of mathematical concepts. "We are pleased to bring the SAFE-T brand into our award-winning portfolio of educational products," said Richard Woldenberg, CEO, Learning Resources. "Through this acquisition we will broaden our offering of hands-on learning products for math and science, especially in the middle school and high school markets.” For more than 20 years, educators and parents have trusted Learning Resources as a source for quality, award-winning educational products in language, math, science and early childhood. Headquartered in Vernon Hills, Illinois, Learning Resources markets and distributes its products to over 80 countries around the globe. “This transaction was a compelling strategic fit for Learning Resources given the synergies between the companies’ product lines and distribution channels,” said Steven M. Dresner, president of Dresner Partners. “We are pleased to have been able to assist Learning Resources in completing this significant transaction.”
About Dresner Partners
Dresner Partners is a NASD-registered, middle-market investment bank based in Chicago, Illinois. Founded in 1991, Dresner Partners provides financial advisory services to business owners and managers throughout the United States, including institutional private placements of debt and equity, merger & acquisition advisory, and valuation and strategic consulting. Its affiliate company, Dresner Corporate Services, is a strategic communications firm specializing in investor and public relations. More information is available via the Internet at www.dresnerpartners.com.
About Learning Resources
Learning Resources is a leading manufacturer of innovative, hands-on educational materials for classrooms and of learning toys for the home. For more than 20 years, educators and parents have trusted the company as a source for quality, award-winning educational products in language, math, science and early childhood. Headquartered in Vernon Hills, Ill., Learning Resources markets and distributes its products to over 80 countries around the globe. For more information about Learning Resources, visit www.LearningResources.com.
About Safe-T Products, Inc. and Extra Measures, Inc.
Safe-T Products, Inc. and Extra Measures, Inc. are manufacturers of quality manipulatives and tools for teaching math, art and science. Since 1992, the companies have been distributing quality hands-on learning tools to the school supply and retail store markets.
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