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Bigelow Advises Alliance Strategies, Inc. on its Recapitalization by Platform Partners LLC

Alliance Strategies, Inc. (“Alliance Strategies”) announced it has been recapitalized with an investment by Platform Partners LLC (“Platform”).  Alliance Strategies is a leading international recruitment and cultural exchange organization dedicated to connecting individuals and businesses across borders. Platform is a Texas-based private investment company which invests through a perpetual capital model allowing for long-term partnerships with entrepreneurs. This transaction is the successful culmination of an initiative led by Bigelow LLC.

Founded in 1989 and based in Austin, Texas, Alliance Strategies has been at the forefront of facilitating cultural exchange programs and international workforce recruitment, fostering meaningful connections between individuals and organizations across the globe. With a commitment to excellence and a track record of success, Alliance Strategies has become a trusted partner for businesses and school districts seeking to diversify their talent pool and individuals aspiring to embark on an authentic cultural experience while also gaining practical work skills. Through its six global offices and multiple exchange brands including Alliance Abroad™ and GeoVisions™, Alliance Strategies connects host employment opportunities with over 10,000 annual exchange visitors from over 50 countries. Alliance Strategies has numerous U.S. State Department J-1 visa exchange program designations including summer work and travel, intern, trainee, camp counselor, and teacher.

James Bell, CEO of Alliance Strategies, mentioned, "The investment from Platform Partners underscores our shared vision for growth and innovation. With their support and long-term, growth-oriented approach to investing, Alliance Strategies is well-positioned to accelerate our expansion efforts, introduce cutting-edge technologies, and continue delivering exceptional value to all our stakeholders."

“This partnership represents an exciting chapter in our journey. We are thrilled to work with Platform Partners, whose extensive expertise and resources will enable us to enhance our offerings further and reach new heights in serving our clients and participants worldwide.” Victoria Lynden, Founder Alliance Strategies, Inc.

Founded in 2006, Platform Partners is a private investment company based in Houston that makes investments in lower middle-market companies with the intent of growing these businesses into industry leaders through a combination of organic and acquisition growth. Platform invests through a perpetual holding company structure allowing for a long-term, patient approach to partnering with entrepreneurs to build companies.

Vik Kalra, Executive Vice President of Platform, remarked, "Victoria and James have built an incredible company that provides critical services to people and employers from around the world. We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with Alliance Strategies and are excited to leverage our resources and strategic guidance to support the company in driving innovation, expanding market presence, and creating sustainable value for all stakeholders."

“We are excited to partner with James, Victoria and the entire management team to help build Alliance Strategies into the industry leader within the international recruitment and cultural exchange space. The company's commitment to excellence, strong leadership team, and proven track record align perfectly with our investment philosophy.” Fred Brazelton, CEO Platform Partners LLC

Originally established in 1935, Bigelow LLC is widely known as the M+A Advisory Boutique that deals exclusively with private Entrepreneur Owner-Managers. Bigelow has a reputation for having a unique understanding of the special requirements of the owner-managed, entrepreneurial operating company in building and ultimately capturing Enterprise Value.

Austin, Texas

has been recapitalized by

Houston, Texas

The undersigned initiated this transaction
and acted as M+A advisor to
Alliance Strategies, Inc.

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