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State-owned investment bank Bpifrance, private equity firm Capital Grand Est and Vivalto Groupe, the family office of the Caille family, have backed entrepreneur Guillaume Lohr in the takeover of higher education group Omnis-Campus Privé d’Alsace.

French lenders Caisse d’Epargne Grand Est Europe and Crédit Agricole Alsace Vosges provided a debt package to support the acquisition.

Following the deal, the company’s founders, Robert and Chantal Fedida, will retain a minority stake in the business.

Established in 1999 and based in Strasbourg, Omnis-Campus Privé d’Alsace is a higher education group that comprises business school Omnis, management and accounting school Estudia, scientific and technical school Horizon, and osteopathy school Oscar. The group, which employs 100 teachers and counts 1,200 students, generates annual revenue of around €2.5 million, according to press reports.

Transversale Conseil, Prad Avocats and Orion advised the buyers on the transaction, while BNP Paribas and Cabinet Alexandre advised the sellers.

Date published: 21 April 2022

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