Developing young minds
Ascentro was the founding shareholder of Provincial Education Group Limited (“PEGL”), that was formed from an aggregation of 40 early childcare education (“ECE”) businesses in New Zealand. PEGL is focused on creating outstanding learning experiences and developmental outcomes for children, and now comprises 60+ ECE centres across New Zealand, making it the third largest industry player.
Protecting the future of NZ business
Ascentro has partnered with the existing management team of ICIB, an independent insurance broker with long standing relationships and a unique service philosophy to acquire the company from its founding shareholder. The management buyout transaction has enabled ICIB to retain its independence, culture and values and along with the support of further capital, it is well positioned to execute on its organic and acquisition led growth strategy.
Building smarter environments
Eiso Limited (“Eiso”) was established by Ascentro to hold a number of high quality essential infrastructure service businesses. Eiso has completed its first platform acquisition by partnering with the founder of The Plant People Group, a market leading commercial landscaping service provider to New Zealand’s residential and infrastructure sectors.
Securing business infrastructure
Ascentro was the co-founding shareholder alongside CEO Jason Cherrington, of Optic Security Group Limited (“Optic”), the leading independent provider of technology-led tailored converged physical and digital security services. Optic is engaged in the design, installation, integration and service of tailored security solutions for corporates, enterprise and government clients across New Zealand and Australia.