KWM, A&O, A&R advise on Capza’s acquisition of IMF Business School

King & Wood Mallesons and Allen & Overy have advised French fund Capza on a majority stake acquisition in Spain’s postgraduate online education institution IMF International Business School, that has been counselled by Araoz & Rueda

The acquisition, made with Capza’s fifth flex equity fund (an investment strategy that combines equity and debt depending on the specific situation) is the first one closed by Capza in Spain by taking a majority stake.

Founded in Madrid more than two decades ago, IMF International Business School is one of the great references in online education in Spain and a leader in the online Master’s degree segment. Thanks to this operation, the company obtains the finance it needs to undertake its ambitious growth plan, which involves continuing to consolidate its leadership position in the country with new products and to continue growing in Latin America, where it already provides its services in Ecuador and Colombia.

Capza was advised by King & Wood Mallesons on the acquisition and Allen & Overy advised on Financial matters, while IMF was advised by Araoz & Rueda.

King & Wood Mallesons’ team was led by Corporate partner Roberto Pomares (pictured right), together with Real Estate head partner José Antonio Calleja, Labour partner Carlos Gil, Corporate senior associate Gonzalo Fernández, Real Estate senior associate Candela Escribano, Labour senior associate Sandra de Andrés, Tax senior associate Fernando Jiménez, corporate associates Laura Moreira and Emiliano Moreno and Tax associate Oscar Fuertes.

Araoz & Rueda’s team was formed by partner Francisco Solchaga (pictured left), senior associate Guillermo Bueno and junior associate María Nieto García advising on Commercial matters, partner Jesús Conde and associate Pablo Gamboa Gámez on Real Estate, partner José Javier Prieto Ruiz and associate Andrés Máiz on Tax and senior associate Clara Mañoso Giménez and trainee María Cano Esteban on Labour.

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