Deals & Cases


On July 28, 2020, EF Education First (EF) and investment firm Permira announced that a company backed by the Permira Funds has agreed to invest in a majority stake in the EF Kids & Teens business headquartered in Switzerland with schools in China and Indonesia. EF will retain a significant ownership in the Kids & Teens business and remains deeply invested in its continued success.

EF was advised by Homburger in this transaction. The Homburger team was led by partner Dieter Gericke (Corporate | M&A) and included partners Gregor Bühler (IP | IT), Richard Stäuber (Competition | Regulatory), Stefan Oesterhelt (Tax), associates Guy Deillon (Corporate | M&A), Valentin Fluor (IP | IT), Laetitia Fracheboud (Tax), Allegra Arnold (Competition | Regulatory) as well as junior associates Therry Lehmann and Cédric Berger (both Corporate | M&A).