- Educaedu’s lifelong learning platform reinforces its leadership in Iberia, Italy and LatAm
- Educaedu and Emagister will continue to operate under their respective brands, maintaining teams and integrating their services
- The founders of Educaedu, Fernando Bacaicoa and Mikel Castaños, major shareholders in the new training group, to lead the global project
Miura Partners and its portfolio company Educaedu, a leading digital educational platform for training courses and access to the labour market, have acquired Emagister, the learning marketplace, to consolidate their leadership in the sector in the Iberian Peninsula, Italy and Latin America.
With the incorporation of Emagister, the project led by the founders of Educaedu, Fernando Bacaicoa and Mikel Castaños, consolidates its position as one of the main educational platforms that connect lifelong learning institutions with people aiming to develop knowledge and skills. Together they have achieved a strong international presence, offering their services in more than 20 countries – especially in Europe, Latin America, and a wide educational offer that exceeds 150,000 critical professional skill courses.
Emagister is a learning marketplace founded in 2000 in Barcelona (Spain), with a large catalogue of courses and training centres around the world covering all existing categories, present in 15 countries.
The founders of Educaedu, together with the expanded management team, will continue to drive international growth and strengthen digital capabilities. In addition, the new dimension of the group will allow to improve the service offered to educational centres, the user experience, and to expand the quality training offer. Both Educaedu and Emagister will continue to operate under their respective brands, maintaining their teams and integrating their service offerings.
Miura Partners and Educaedu were advised by Natixis (M&A), Gómez-Acebo & Pombo (Legal), Euskaltax (Fiscal) and Deloitte (Legal). Emagister was advised by Impulsa (M&A), Addwill (Legal) and EY (Due Diligence).
About Miura Partners
Miura Partners is a leading middle-market private equity firm in Spain based in Barcelona with more than €1bn of Assets under Management.
The firm is specialized in investing in mid-size family-owned & entrepreneurial businesses, providing attractive growth and innovation plans, and with a clear focus on sustainability. Since 2008 Miura Partners has invested in more than 40 companies, with transactions worth more than €1.5bn.
More information: www.miura.partners
Educaedu is the leading educational and employment digital platform in Spain and Latam, created with the purpose to make it easier and more comfortable for students to access education programs and courses through online directories and search tools, as well as interacting with other students.
Founded in 2001 by Mikel Castaños and Fernando Bacaicoa, the company has been supporting lifelong learning education institutions in Spain, Italy and Latin America over the last 20 years, helping them spread their training programs and recruit new students.
Educaedu currently employs more than 180 professionals and manages websites like www.educaweb.com (leading online community in education guidance and professional training programs) or www.buscaoposiciones.com (leading online community on Public Service examination) among others.
More information: www.educaleads.com
Emagister is the learning Marketplace offering a wide range of courses and training centres all over the world, covering all existing categories and types of disciplines. Founded in 2000 and based in Sant Cugat del Vallés (Barcelona), the company has been working for more than 20 years to help students achieving the desired results from training, understanding their circumstances and aspirations. It is currently present in 15 countries, especially in Europe, Italy and Latin America, and has more than 120 employees.
More information: www.emagister.co.uk