汉坤律师事务所、高伟绅律师事务所近日代表私募股权基金公司璞米资本,就其对英孚教育旗下英孚青少儿英语进行多数股权投资提供法律意见,方达律师事务所、美国达维律师事务所则代表卖方英孚教育参与交易。

根据路透社报道,璞米资本未来将持有英孚青少儿英语60%股份,后者估值约15亿美元。璞米此次投资标的包括英孚青少儿英语的中国和印度尼西亚业务。

英孚教育1965年成立于瑞典,在中国拥有青少儿英语、成人英语和出国留学游学三大核心业务。英孚青少儿英语目前在中国62个城市设有288所英语学习中心,在印尼设有79所英语学习中心。根据路透社今年2月的报道,2019年,英孚中国业务收入约为1亿美元。

璞米资本创立于1985年,总部位于伦敦,聚焦于消费、服务、医疗及科技四大领域。

高伟绅团队项目牵头律师为合伙人Andrew Whan,同时得到合伙人张宏协助;合伙人Richard Blewett就反垄断提供服务,合伙人Vanessa Marslan、何秀仪就知识产权提供服务;

方达团队项目牵头律师为合伙人林马克、鲍晨、许馨月,合伙人韩亮、黄菁律师为项目提供了反垄断法律服务;

达维团队项目牵头律师为合伙人苏雯华。

 

Han Kun, CC, Fangda, Davis Polk on Permira’s purchase of majority stake in EY’s children-focused business

Han Kun Law Offices and Clifford Chance have advised private equity firm Permira on its purchase of the majority stake in the children-focused business of language tutor EF Education First, with Fangda Partners and Davis Polk & Wardwell advising the seller.

According to Reuters, Permira bought a 60% stake in EF Kids & Teen, which focuses on China and Indonesia businesses, valuing it at around $1.5 billion.

Founded in 1965 in Sweden, EF Education First focuses on kids & teen English, adult English and overseas education consultation in China. EF Kids & Teens now has 288 schools across 62 cities in China and 79 schools in Indonesia. It has achieved about $100 million in earnings last year at its China business.

Meanwhile, founded in 1985 and headquartered in London, Permira focuses on consumer, services, healthcare and technology sectors. 

The Clifford Chance team was led by partner Andrew Whan, with assistance from partner Zhang Hong. Partner Richard Blewett advised on anti-trust issues, while partners Vanessa Marslan and Ling Ho advising on intellectual property issues;

The Fangda team was led by partners Mark Lehmkuhler, Bao Chen, Sherry Xu, with partners Michael Han and Caroline Huang advising on anti-trust issues;

Meanwhile the Davis Polk team was led by partner Miranda So.

 

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