This childcare company, consisting of a group of three centers in Houston, was started by an owner with a love and passion for childcare who grew up in her grandmother's daycare centers. All three centers are at capacity and have waiting lists. The daycare centers are strongly branded and each center has a licensed Director, Assistant Director and Cook on staff. There's even a Curriculum Director on staff that insures a consistent teaching program across all three centers.

The Buyers, Nagiah and Gregory Pilkinton, had been looking for a business to purchase for six months before finding Elite City Kids, which was the first and only business they looked at with our firm. They both have strong corporate business backgrounds but never owned a business. Ms. Pilkinton said, "This is an exciting opportunity for my husband and me. We're a bit nervous as new owners, but we feel that this opportunity will prove to be a very good financial decision. It's been a smooth process with the help of CBB and Icon Bank, along with the support of the previous owners."

Aisha Barrie, the seller, will be providing transition assistance to the Pilkintons for a period of time. She plans to eventually relocate and travel to do work with her Childrens Foundation overseas. Ms. Barrie is a busy lady. She has a MBA in Finance & Management, is a Real Estate Agent, owns Cheer Ready Dance Camp, is a Financial Analyst for a multinational energy corporation, and is a former Houston Rockets Basketball Team Power Dancer.

We thank Ms. Barrie for sharing this information regarding her experience with us:

"The process was so well-coordinated by CBB. The initial valuation and exploratory meeting was done quickly and efficiently, unlike many other brokers who take so long to respond. The many meetings with various qualified buyers who wanted to purchase the business gave me the opportunity to select the best new owner who would keep the business successful. Furthermore, CBB kept really good open communication throughout the whole process so I was always aware of the timeline and steps until closing. CBB did a good job and I highly recommend them to owners who want to sell their business and to anyone looking to buy one."

Rose Stabler listed the business and Marcia Bowron sold the business.