Linklaters advises Apax Partners on its sale of INSEEC U. Group

Linklaters has advised Apax Partners on the sale of INSEEC U. Group (INSEEC), a group of management and business schools located in France, Europe, the USA and China, to Cinven. This represents the largest education acquisition in France over the past five years. 

Since its investment in December 2013, Apax Partners has helped INSEEC grow from a collection of reputable schools into a unique, structured and coherent education platform offering multi-disciplinary academic programmes and increased employability to over 25,000 students in France and abroad.

The Linklaters team was run out of the Paris office by Corporate partner Fabrice de La Morandière and supported by Tax partner Edouard Chapellier and managing Associate Mehdi Boumedine.

Linklaters previously acted for Apax Partners on the initial acquisition of INSEEC from Career Education Corporation in 2013 and the acquisition by INSEEC of the French business Laureate Education in 2016.

The financial sponsors team at Linklaters regularly advise on the biggest and most complex deals in the market. Since 2012 we have advised on over 335 European buyouts with a value over $200bn+. We provide clients with a full-service offering and significant geographical reach, routinely advising top-tier sponsors on every entry and exit point of a deal and seamlessly bringing together international teams of best in class sector experts.