Madrid, september 22 of 2020
Finenza, an independent investment banking boutique, has succesfully advised the sale of the online business school IMF Business School to the French private equity manager Capza. the fund is thus created with a ajority stake in IMF shareholders, one of the benchamarks in Spain online postgraduate training.
In this transaction, Finenza has advised IMF in an organized process attended by the main funds and educational group in the country.
Founded in Madrid, with more than 20 years of experience and 125,000 alumni, IMF Business School is the pioneer company in e´learning in Spain, leader in the segment of online masters. IMF has a wide range of more than 130 courses in areas such as Business Management, Techbology and Health. The content of its courses is developed in conjunction with industry experts, universities and prestigious specialized companies. IMF has a wide network of centers throughout the Spanish geography as well as offices in Ecuador and Colombia. It also offers specialized training services to companies, Professional Training, University Expert courses and university degrees.
Capza adds its forces to IMF to grow organically and in-organically, especially in Latin America. This is Capza 5 Flex Equity first investment, which confirms the manager´s commitment to the Spanish market. Capza successfully raised 450m€ in the first close of the fund, which has a target size of over 500m€.
The investment in IMF is Capza´s third Flex Equity operation in Spain, after the entry into the capital of Ivnosys, a leading company in digital signature and identity, and in the Dorsia, Eva and Origen group of health clinics.
Through its private debt fund in Spain, Capza has financed the occupational risk prevention specialist ASPY, the hamburger chain Goiko Grill and the distributor of orthoprdic prostheses MBA.
Finenza adds IMF to the list of major educational players – such as Grupo SEK, King´s Group, the group of children´s school in companies WorkandLife or the inspired fund -, which have relied on it for their corporate and strategic development, which follows consolidating itself as one of the reference advisers in the sector, with transactions carried out bout in Spain and Latam and the United Arab Emirates.
Finenza is an independent investment banking boutique specializing in financial advice to mid-size companies on M&A transactions, growth financing and partner search. Fienza has offices in Madrid, Miami, Lima and Santiago de Chile and a network of collaborators and associates that spans the main regions of the worl.
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