The HMKW is a private university founded in 2008 and is active at three locations in Berlin, Cologne and Frankfurt am Main with almost 2,000 students. It is state-approved and institutionally accredited by the German Council of Science and Humanities (all current degree programs are accredited by FIBAA).
ADE is a network of French, Italian and Spanish universities with a total of more than 15,000 students. The universities mainly offer courses in design, communication, art and culture, including the prestigious École de Condé.
The following advisers of Classen Fuhrmanns & Partner were involved in the transaction for the shareholders: Dr. Dirk Classen (lead), Dr. Achim Fuhrmanns, Frauke Classen, Sarah Fani Yazdi.
The legal advisors of ADE were: GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB, Gowling WLG (Paris) and Stephenson Harwood (Paris).
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