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Baker Tilly advises IMF Smart Education on its acquisition of Grupo Paradigma


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Integral service around a transaction
BY : adminFebruary Tue, 2022

On February 8, 2022, the acquisition of Paradigma Group by IMF Smart Education, majority owned by CAPZA, was closed. Baker Tilly Corporate Finance has advised the IMF Smart Education team in this transaction.

This operation reinforces the group's commitment to the health sector and increases the capacity of IMF Smart Education, adding a powerful value proposition, both for Spain and internationally, through a methodology based on academic excellence, expert faculty, innovation and student mentoring.

With this step, IMF Smart Education continues to expand its offer with an education model based on the symbiosis between academia and business so that students have the tools to face the evolution and complexity of the working environment through transversal profiles.

Vendor: Grupo Paradigma

Founded in 1989 and headquartered in Valencia, the Paradigm Group is made up of DAE Formación, a leading company in the accredited training of nurses in Spain and Latin America, and DAE Editorial, a company that creates its own tailor-made content in the Health Sciences sector.

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Buyer: IMF Smart Education

Based in Madrid, MFI Smart Education is a business school that has been offering training in areas such as business management and administration, renewable energies, environmental studies, quality, human resources, occupational risk prevention and marketing for more than 20 years. It has more than 900 of its own training programs and agreements with more than 5,000 companies such as Deloitte, EY or Indra.

Baker Tilly Corporate Finance

Baker Tilly has advised IMF Smart Education in the negotiations with the management team of Grupo Paradigma. Diego Gutiérrez and Rafa Ibáñez, partner specialized in the sector, have led the team. Baker Tilly Corporate Finance has a team specialized in M&A and has consistently ranked in the Top 10 in the mid and small market worldwide.

Baker Tilly International's corporate finance services include advising on cross-border transactions for clients doing business in multiple locations. Baker Tilly's network extends across 145 territories, with 34,700 people working in more than 746 offices.

Baker Tilly International is an international business professional services network specialising in advisory, consulting, auditing, tax and legal, accounting, labour and management services for SMEs and multinational companies. 

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