Baring Private Equity Partners has taken a significant stake in multilingual school Estudios Agora for an undisclosed sum. According to reports in the Spanish press, the acquisition is the first step of a buy-and-build operation which aims to create a leading group in the educational sector. This is a similar strategy to the one of Dinamia and Nmas 1; last June both private equity firms bought 90% of the school chain Colegios Laude for EUR 18m.
Multi-family office has seen strong appetite, with investor base growing since 2016 to more than 90 family offices, Meiping Yap told Unquote
Sponsor deploys Permira VIII to ride new wave of take-privates; Blackstone commits GBP 200m in financing for UK-based CRO
Sponsor acquired the public software group in July 2017 via the same-year vintage Partners Group Global Value 2017
EQT and Cinven seen as bellweather for funds to reassess options for listed assets trading underwater