Trill Impact has acquired a majority stake in karriere tutor
karriere tutor (kt) is an online provider of state-subsidized business-to-government (B2G) advanced vocational mid to high-skill level training for jobseekers in Germany. kt was founded in Königstein am Taunus, Germany in 2015, and has become the leading German digital provider of B2G professional training. It has an extensive and modular high-quality product offering of over 800 certified training programs focusing on the job requirements of tomorrow (industry 4.0 / digitalization). The offered courses range from business, marketing and healthcare to digital and information technology. The company also offers career coaching, exam preparation and individual support.
Majority owned by Findos Investor since February 2021, kt has realized key value creation levers within only a year and has been looking for a new growth partner to further scale the business. kt has already helped over 15,000 graduates, supporting their reintegration into skilled jobs, highlighting Trill Impact’s view that access to education is the basis for social cohesion. Trill Impact, alongside founder and Co-chief Executive Officer, Oliver Herbig, plans to support management in expanding the course offering, improving training accessibility and actively supporting further professionalization of the organization through increasing brand awareness, expanding digital sales and marketing expertise.
Dominik Spanier, Managing Director and head of Lincoln International’s Debt Advisory Group DACH, commented, “We are very pleased to have advised Trill Impact on this landmark transaction in the field of online educational training. We believe that environmental, social and governance (ESG) and impact-related transactions, such as karriere tutor, will increasingly play an important part for both investors and lenders in their respective strategies. At Lincoln International, we have a particular expertise in arranging bespoke financings in that sector via competitive processes to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients which we successfully executed in this exciting transaction.”
Trill Impact is a pioneering impact house founded in 2019. It has over one billion assets under management across its private equity and microfinance investment strategies. The fund invests to support and develop mid-size companies in Northern Europe that address social and environmental challenges in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.It currently employs around 30 experienced professionals based in Sweden and Germany. Trill Impact aims to become a force for positive change and realize its vision of delivering real returns and lasting impact for the benefit of investors, businesses and society at large.
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