ACXIT Capital Partners acted as exclusive M&A and financial advisor for the transfer of the Private University of Göttingen (PFH) as part of the K4 Group to Galileo Global Education Germany
Frankfurt. After 25 years of successful development, the shareholders of the K4 Group handed over the university-related educational companies and their sister company Private Hochschule Göttingen (PFH) to Galileo Global Education Germany on February 1, 2020. The focus was on accelerating the development of the university and strengthening its leading role in distance learning with the synergies of the sister companies.
“In our view, Galileo will secure the successful future of the university in particular at the highest level; internationalization and digitization will now be consistently driven forward by a global player at a significantly higher speed for the benefit of the university,” said Prof. Sierke from the circle of founding partners.
“Our philosophy is to promote the brands that are part of the group for the benefit of our students. The acquisition of PFH and its sister companies is part of our strategy to accelerate innovation and digitization for all students,” said Bruno Mourgue d’Algue, CEO of Galileo Global Education Germany.
About PFH Private University Göttingen
The PFH, as part of the K4 Group, is the largest private university in Lower Saxony with 3,800 students in 27 study courses in campus and distance learning. Since its foundation in 1995 it has developed into one of the most renowned private universities in Germany. The university has around 130 employees and focuses on the faculties of Management & Law, Engineering and Psychology.
About Galileo Global Education
Galileo is Europe’s largest group of universities, both in terms of geographical distribution and the breadth of its offering. With 42 brands, around 100,000 students are supported at 82 locations in 13 countries to improve their careers and personal prospects. Around 30% of students study online. Galileo focuses on the interdisciplinarity between management and creative arts and promotes innovations that are required by increasing digitalization.
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