OMNES Education’s Acquisition of EU Business School

Fried Frank, together with CMS (Zurich) and Bär & Karrer, acted as counsel to OMNES Education Group on the deal.

OMNES Education Group, a group owned by global private equity firm CINVEN, announced its acquisition of EU Business School.

This transaction will allow the OMNES Education Group to strengthen its position as a leading European player in Spain, Switzerland and Germany.

Founded in 1975, OMNES Education is a private multidisciplinary higher education and research group specializing in management, engineering sciences, political science, communication and creation. OMNES Education trains 32,000 students and 2,000 executives each year. The Group is headquartered in Paris, France, and has campuses in Paris, Lyon, Bordeaux, Chambéry, Beaune, Lausanne, London, Geneva, Monaco, San Francisco, and Abidjan.

Founded in 1973, the EU Business School (EU) is a top-ranking private international business school with campuses in Barcelona, Geneva and Montreux, and Munich. EU students benefit from an international environment with students and faculty of more than 100 nationalities and an alumni network of more than 27,000 members.

The Fried Frank team was led by corporate partner Jérôme S. Friedrich (Picture) and included corporate special counsel Dr. Peter Breschendorf, Dr. Andreas Kopp, and Thorsten H. Stücklin; and corporate senior associates Anjela Keiluweit and Dr. Jan Thomas Petersen.

The CMS (Zurich) team was lead by corporate partner Alain Raemy and corporate associate Samuel Felix.

The team of Bär & Karrer included Susanne Schreiber, Martin Leu, David Weimann and Sebastien Di Natale (all Tax), Raphael Annasohn, Caroline Sauthier, Arnold Romero, Li Wei Dutler and Lazar Lepir (all M&A), Laura Rubeli (Employment) as well as Rehana Harasgama (Data Protection).

Involved fees earner: Raphael Annasohn – Bär & Karrer; Sebastien Di Natale – Bär & Karrer; Li Wei Dutler – Bär & Karrer; Rehana Harasgama – Bär & Karrer; Lazar Lepir – Bär & Karrer; Arnold Romero – Bär & Karrer; Laura Rubeli – Bär & Karrer; Caroline Sauthier – Bär & Karrer; Susanne Schreiber – Bär & Karrer; David Weimann – Bär & Karrer; Samuel Felix Gang – CMS von Erlach Poncet AG; Alain Raemy – CMS von Erlach Poncet AG; Peter Breschendorf – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Jérôme Friedrich – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Anjela Keiluweit – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Andreas Kopp – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Jan Thomas Petersen – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Thorsten Stücklin – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson;

Law Firms: Bär & Karrer; CMS von Erlach Poncet AG; Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson;

Clients: OMNES Education;