Permira Funds and Garrigues sign a strategic agreement to further develop Centro de Estudios Garrigues
The Permira Funds, a PE fund with a strong track record in investments in Consumer and Education, has reached an agreement with the law firm Garrigues to develop high quality and specialized programs in the social sciences area both in Spain and Portugal.
This strategic agreement, which includes a majority takeover by the Permira Funds in Centro de Estudios Garrigues, will involve an investment in new programs, the internationalization of students and the development of innovative projects in the field of law.
Félix Plaza, partner of Garrigues, will be the President of the Centro de Estudios Garrigues, and Miguel Carmelo will exercise the office of Vice-President.
Permira is a global investment firm. Founded in 1985, the firm advises funds with a total committed capital of approximately €43 billion (US$47.4 billion) and makes long-term investments, including majority control investments as well as strategic minority investments, in companies with the objective of transforming their performance and driving sustainable growth. The Permira funds have made over 250 private equity investments in five key sectors: Technology, Consumer, Financial Services, Industrial Tech & Services, and Healthcare. The Permira funds have a long track record of successfully investing in Consumer companies around the world. In addition to Universidad Europea, portfolio companies have included Allegro, Dr. Martens, eDreams ODIGEO, Hugo Boss, Minted and The Knot Worldwide. Permira employs over 250 people in 14 offices across Europe, North America and Asia.
Garrigues is an international legal and tax services firm with leadership vocation in the key areas of business law. A single, integrated culture focused on quality and ethics, a team dedicated to delivering added value to clients and the most innovative solutions, and the trust of many of the largest companies in the 13 markets in which it operates, has secured Garrigues’ place as a benchmark in Spain, Europe and Latin America.