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After the end of the - Corona-related - insolvency in self-administration and successful restructuring of Hallhuber, CSP Investment S.à r.l continues to support the company with long-term financing.
Due to the excellent cooperation between management, Robus and CSP during the difficult lock-down phases, it was possible to secure the interests of the stakeholders involved and to maintain an established company in the field of premium women's clothing.
- Leading health and nutrition platform in the German speaking market
- Fast-growing industry driven by consumer mega trends and multi-channel e-commerce approach
- CSP supported acquisition and integration of a natural and plant-based ingredients brand
CSP investment S. à r.l. (“CSP”), the European multi strategy investment manager specialising in lending solutions to European small- and midsized companies, is partnering with a health and nutrition platform to acquire an e-commerce company selling branded natural ingredients and products (“The Company”). The Company has managed to gain and maintain more than three million customers over the last decade and has developed a strong product portfolio of over 400 items. Moreover, it has a clear route-to-market strategy via its own online shop and third-party distribution channels.
CSP recognised the strong value proposition and trajectory of the Company and offered a bespoke transaction solution addressing the respective requirements of all stakeholders involved. The EUR 28m facility will enable the platform to grow and integrate the Company, generating significant synergies for both businesses.
- Sofatutor (“the Company”) is the most comprehensive digital education platform for K-12 students in the German speaking countries
- More than 1 million users are currently tutored by the Company’s offerings
- Further broadening of service offerings as well as in-school integrations to drive growth
CSP investment S. à r.l. (“CSP”), the European multi strategy investment manager specialising in lending solutions to European small- and midsized companies, has been partnering with GIMV to support Emeram Capital Partner’s (“Emeram”) acquisition of sofatutor from the previous shareholders. The investment will lead sofatutor into its next phase of growth. The Company is viewed as one of the leading providers of tutoring to K-12 students in the European market, enabling access to online learning tools and first-class online education.
Founded in 2008, the Company’s platform supplies more than 11,000 videos and several thousand exercises and worksheets for 14 different school subjects. Sofatutor is widely used by students and teachers and has been introduced into the curriculum by Federal States of Saxony and Bremen. The Company’s SaaS model ensures a convenient access to the web-based platform or to the sofatutor app, accompanied by additional support via the chat by qualified teachers.
The transaction is subject to the usual conditions, including approval by the competition authorities. Further financial details are not to be disclosed.
Hallhuber is a leading vertically integrated fashion retailer. The company was acquired in 2015 by Gerry Weber Group, which has been in insolvency proceedings since January 2019.
Hallhuber stands for stylish, feminine total looks and high quality at relaxed prices, designed for self-confident women. The assortment is sold in more than 400 shops as well as via Hallhuber's own online platform.