GÖRG advises AD Education with regard to the acquisition of HMKW

Hamburg, 10.09.2020

GÖRG advised French AD Education group with regard to the acquisition of a majority stake in HMKW under the lead management of Dr. Frank Evers, Partner at GÖRG in Hamburg.

AD Education is a French leader of higher education in art professions, design, culture and communications. Before the acquisition of HMKW, AD Education Group already had more than 15,000 students spread across seven institutions and eleven campuses in France and Italy. Courses include fashion design, communication strategy and architecture.
AD Education is a portfolio company of Paris based private equity fund Cathay Capital.

Established in 2008, HMKW is a private university of applied sciences with more than 1,600 students and campuses in Berlin, Cologne and Frankfurt. The bachelor and master programs focus on media-related studies and include design, journalism and communication as well as psychology and business administration.


Advisors AD Education

GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB 
Dr. Frank Evers, Partner, M&A / Corporate, Hamburg
Paul Caesar Rode,  Associated Partner, M&A /  Corporate, Hamburg
Dr. Jan-Henric M. Punte, LL.M. (Hull), Associated Partner, M&A /  Corporate, Hamburg
Anna-Yasmin Theißen, Associate,  M&A /  Corporate, Hamburg
Dr. Christoph Niemeyer, Partner, M&A / Corporate, Cologne
Dr. Sergio Binkowski, LL.M. (Chicago), Partner, Real Estate Law, Hamburg
Dr. Eva Heidemann,   Associated Partner, Real Estate Law, Hamburg
Dr. Henning Wendt,  Associated Partner, Public Law, Hamburg
Dr. Marie Ackermann, LL.M. (Paris),  Associated Partner, Public Law, Hamburg
Gregor Rawert, Associate, Public Law, Hamburg
Rolf-Alexander Markgraf,  Associated Partner, Labour Law, Hamburg
Dr. Christian Bürger, Partner, Antitrust Law, Cologne
Dr. Thomas Lange, Partner, Banking & Finance, Cologne
Marc Zimmermann, Associated Partner, Banking & Finance, Cologne

Gowling WLG, Paris
Patrick Mousset, Mathias Briatta, Ani Yavasheva, Geraldine Gonzalvez

Stephenson Harwood, Paris
Borislava Koleva, Yann Beckers, Marie-Elise Perruchot

ACXIT Capital Partners as exclusive financial advisors
Tobias Warkus, Christian Enderichs


Advisors sell-side

Classen Fuhrmanns & Partner
Dr. Dirk Classen, Sarah Fani Yazdi


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