FDC advised Oktogone group (France) in its disposal to AD Education group (France) backed by Ardian

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FDC advised Oktogone group in its disposal to AD Education group backed by Ardian

Created in 2002 by Régis Micheli, Oktogone developed a large offer in online training in verticals such as Digital, Communications & Marketing or Management, through two platforms: ISCOD, a fully online higher education school offering 100% apprenticeship degrees, and Visiplus, an online professional training platform for professional. In 2021, the group realised growth over 165%, which will accelerate in 2022 and in the coming years with the launch of new degrees. 

Founded in 2009, AD Education is a leading European higher education platform dedicated to the fields of Creative Arts and training over 22,000 students in 15 schools, on 66 campuses in France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Greece. AD Education covers 4 main training segments: Design & Graphic Arts, Media & Digital, Audio-visual and Culture & Luxury. Following the acquisition, AD Education will widen its presence in online training and will achieve revenue of over 220 million euros

Financière de Courcelles team is thrilled to have advised Régis Micheli, Founder and Chairman of Oktogone in this key step for the group’s development. This sale of one of the leading Digital Learning platforms is the 10th transaction advised by Financière de Courcelles’s Education team in the last 12 months.

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Financière de Courcelles (Global M&A France)
Global M&A Advisory Advisor to the seller