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Mergers and Acquisitions

Get the most out of your business and career

A partner as passionate about your business as you are.

Whether you’re looking for a partner to continue building your business or seeking to sell your business, make sure you’re partnering with someone who understands:

  • Your connection to the community
  • The amount of work and money you’ve put into your business
  • What this change means for your personal life​
  • The most efficient process for selling your business

We work with 1,330 customers

Top 500

on Forbes list of America’s Best Employers for Diversity


We work with customers in 41 American states and 8 Canadian provinces

10% ↑

Employs women 10 percentage points higher than the national average

Why First Student?

We understand the challenges of your business because they’ve been our challenges as well. We also understand it’s a big decision to move into the next phase of your life. That’s why we’ve created a step-by-step process for business owners like yourself that makes​ your transition seamless.

Step-by-Step Process​

Step 1: Contact us 
Reach out to us via email or phone, our contact information is below. We look forward to hearing from you. 

Step 2: Necessary information
We will provide you a list of information necessary to build a valuation for your business. 

Step 3: Make the transition
Our goal is to provide a seamless, turnkey deal. We will guide you through the entire process, from transfer of contracts, to integration planning, to continued business development. 

Step 4: Close acquisition
Once the acquisition closes, we’ll work closely with you, your team members, and your contracted customers to ensure a smooth transition.


What will happen to my team?

We honor existing length of service for you and any of your team members who are hired. Experienced Drivers, Mechanics, Dispatch, and Safety team members are essential to businesses in our industry. We always make the best employment decisions to maximize customer service and student safety. 

What will happen to my School Districts/Consortiums I service?

Our experienced M&A team and regional operators will work with you to help your relationships with current and prospective customers, so that transferring/assigning contracts to First Student upon closing is no hassle. 

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Want to know more? Contact Scott Burkoth at 513-388-7876 or email

Learn More About Us

As the leading school transportation solutions provider in North America, First Student moves more passengers per day than all U.S. airlines combined. We know the value in leveraging our best practices, technologies, and processes to deliver quality transportation solutions. What sets us apart is our desire to build close, trusted partnerships with the districts we serve.

US Corporate Headquarters
191 Rosa Parks Street, 8th Floor,
Cincinnati, OH 45202

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