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CMS BFL, adviser to Cegos Group for opening its capital to Axa Private Equity.


Axa Private Equity enters Cegos Group capital, European leader in the professional education market, and finances partly through equity capital the secondary LMBO led by the Group managers.

Furthermore, this deal corresponds to the wish of Cegos Group’s managers to accelerate the expansion of the latter by the added value Axa Private Equity is likely to bring it.

  • Adviser to Axa Private Equity: De Pardieu Brocas Maffei (Jean-François Pourdieu, Partner and Thibaut Caharel, associate) ;
  • Adviser to Cegos Group : CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre (Corporate : Bruno Peillon, Partner, Jean-Robert Bousquet, associate, and Anne-Cécile Martineau, associate) ; Tax : Philippe Grousset, partner, and Anne-Cécile Martineau, associate) ; Latham & Watkins (Finance : Xavier Farde, partner and Lionel Dechmann, associate) ;
  • Adviser to banking pool (CIC agent): Linklaters (Arnaud Fromion, partner).

For further information, please contact :
CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre
Florence Jouffroy / Tel: +33 1 47 38 40 32
Laetitia Mostowski / Tel: +33 1 47 38 40 74

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