- Educaedu offers more than 140,000 critical professional skill courses and is present in more than 20 countries
- Miura will support the management team to consolidate Educaedu’s leading market position, boost its international growth and reinforce its digital capabilities
Miura Partners has acquired Educaedu, the leading educational and employment digital platform in Spain and Latam, with the aim to strengthen its leading position in Spain, boost its international growth and reinforce its digital capabilities. The company offers more than 140,000 education courses in nine languages and more than 20 countries, with a relevant presence in Spain, Mexico and Colombia among others.
Educaedu is headquartered in Bilbao and was founded in 2001 by Mikel Castaños and Fernando Bacaicoa. Over the last 20 years, the company has been supporting lifelong learning education institutions in Spain, Italy and Latin America helping them spread their training programs and recruit new students. Educaedu counts with a vast course offering portfolio, thanks to its established relationships with more than 2,000 universities and education institutions worldwide. In 2021 more than 120 million users visited their websites, of which 4 million asked for further information and 1 million ended up enrolling in a course.
Miura Partners, with extensive experience in Ed-tech and e-commerce companies, will partner up with the management team led by Fernando and Mikel to consolidate Educaedu’s leadership in the market, boost its international growth, and continue providing value-added services for education institutions and users by reinforcing the company’s digital capabilities.
According to Carlos Julià, partner at Miura Partners, “We have partnered with Educaedu and its team due to its great potential in such an impactful area as training & employment, especially thinking in the Millennial and Z generation. The unstoppable advance of digitalization makes the company a very attractive platform to promote accessible education for everybody.”
Co-founders & CEOs Fernando Bacaicoa and Mikel Castaños said: “We are very satisfied with this transaction. We aim to continue with our expansion and growth plans, always putting our clients and users experience at the forefront of our strategy. We have very exciting challenges ahead and are convinced that Miura Partners is the ideal partner for this new phase at the company.”
The transaction has been advised by Houlihan Lokey, Natixis Partners, Gómez Acebo y Pombo, Garrigues, Uría Menéndez, EY and Deloitte.
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.
About Miura Partners
We are a leading middle-market private equity firm in Spain based in Barcelona with more than €1bn of Assets under Management.
We specialize in investing in mid-size family-owned & entrepreneurial businesses, providing attractive growth and innovation plans, and with a clear focus on sustainability. Since 2008 we have invested in more than 40 companies, with transactions worth more than €1.5bn.
More information: www.miura.partners