Cascade Training Solutions Announces Acquisition of Lifesaver Education

Further Advances Strategy to Build a Leading Healthcare Certification and Workplace Safety Training Provider

June 8, 2023

SEATTLE, WA – Seaside Equity Partners-backed Cascade Training Solutions is pleased to announce it has acquired Lifesaver Education (“Lifesaver” or the “Company”), a leading provider of healthcare training, certifications, and continuing education courses in Southern California.

Lifesaver Education provides a best-in-class suite of training and certification solutions to a longstanding base of enterprise and retail clients. Bethanie Christopher founded the Company in 2005 and will continue as Director of Operations of Cascade’s Southern California region. 

“We are very excited to be partnering with Bethanie and the Lifesaver Education team. The Company is a clear market leader in Southern California,” said Cascade President Paul Regalia. “We are excited by the opportunity to expand into a new, highly strategic market and are pleased that Bethanie will continue to drive growth as Director of Operations in Southern California.”

“I am greatly impressed with Cascade’s culture, vision, and strategy and am thrilled to be leveraging Cascade’s platform as we look toward our next chapter of growth. I am excited to continue to serve our clients and deliver world class training under the Cascade umbrella,” said Bethanie Christopher, Founder of Lifesaver Education. 

About Cascade Training Solutions

Cascade is a leading provider of healthcare and workplace safety training services and certifications. The Company partners with leading medical research organizations, including the American Heart Association, Emergency Nurses Association, and American Academy of Pediatrics to provide best-in-class instruction to tens of thousands of students annually. Cascade maintains its leading market position through long-term relationships with hospital systems and enterprises. Cascade is actively evaluating acquisitions in the healthcare and workplace safety training industry. 

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About Seaside Equity Partners

Seaside Equity Partners is a growth-oriented and operationally focused private equity firm based in San Diego, CA. The firm seeks to provide capital, resources and strategic support to leading mission critical services businesses that are headquartered in the Western United States. Seaside is currently investing out of a $325 million investment vehicle that closed in December 2022, which focuses on partnering with founder, family, and entrepreneur-owned businesses. 

For additional information on Seaside Equity Partners, see

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