The EQT Mid-Market Credit fund (“EQT Credit”) today announces that it has provided a tailored financing solution to support IK Investment Partners’ investment in Studienkreis Holding GmbH (“Studienkreis” or the “Company”), a German private tutoring service provider.
Studienkreis was founded in 1974 and is headquartered in Bochum. It operates a network of over 1,000 learning centres and offers small group tutoring to 60,000 primary and secondary school students across Germany. It also offers online tutoring and has developed the Studienkreis app for homework support. The Company has a strong growth profile, driven by expansion both through acquisitions and opening of new centres. Studienkreis has opened 150 new locations since 2013, when previous owner Aurelius acquired the group, and today has 160 full time employees.
EQT Credit is providing a unitranche facility to back IK Investment Partners’ acquisition of Studienkreis. The drawn debt consists of a super senior package by Berenberg Bank and an Unitranche facility. The parties have agreed not to disclose the terms of the transaction.
Paul Johnson, Partner at EQT Partners’ Credit team, Investment Advisor to EQT Credit, commented: “EQT Credit has a strong history in providing financing to the education sector. We are looking forward to supporting Studienkreis to further facilitate growth and expansion of the Company”.
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