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Motion Equity Partners has acquired a stake in Educastream alongside its Managament team to accelerate growth

Motion Equity Partners has acquired a stake in Educastream alongside its Managament team to accelerate growth

10 December 2020

Motion Equity Partners, a long-standing European mid-market private equity firm, announces today the acquisition of a stake in Educastream Group, a French leading player in online training and tutoring.

Educastream has a unique blended-learning language training offer (in English and “Français Langue Etrangère”), featuring native teachers (from the United Kingdom or the United States for English training) and proprietary dynamic contents (teaching materials, e-learning platform), to create a tailor-made and exclusive pedagogical journey according to each student specific needs.

Under the leadership of the current Management Team led by Pierre-François Petrignani and Alexandre Patrascu, the Group has experienced a strong growth over the past years and has become a leading player in the digital learning vocational training market.

The current transaction is a key milestone in Educastream’s history, bringing an active investor as a new reference shareholder, who will offer additional financial and human resources to accelerate growth. Pierre-François Petrignani and his team will be able to rely on Motion Equity Partners’ strong expertise in supporting ambitious growth projects, particularly in terms of structuring and external growth in France or abroad.

“I am very pleased to have been able to offer my historical shareholders the opportunity to realise all or part of their investment and I am grateful for their support over the past years. Today marks a new era for Educastream, we are enthusiastic and looking forward to working alongside Motion Equity Partners and achieve our ambition to become an undisputed leader in digital learning.”, states Pierre-François Petrignani, President and Founder of Educastream.

Cédric Rays, Partner at Motion Equity Partners, adds: “We are glad to support Pierre-François Petrignani and his team in this project. The digital training market is booming and particularly fragmented, with only few structured players such as Educastream able to address efficiently both B2B2C and B2C customers. Educastream benefits from an excellent know-how regarding pedagogical contents development combined with an outstanding expertise in commercial and marketing execution. We are convinced that Educastream has the potential to become one of the leading players in digital training.”