Shearman & Sterling advised CCI Lyon Métropole, founder and main stakeholder of emlyon business school, on the proposed investment of Qualium Investissement and Bpifrance in the share capital of the holding company of emlyon business school. This partnership is designed to support the school in its developments worldwide and in its commitment to excellence.
The transaction would be structured through a €100 million equity injection over the next five years, which will be used to foster the group’s development projects. In addition, a new emlyon business school campus, to be ready in 2022 in the heart of metropolitan Lyon in the Gerland district, is being launched for €110 million and is a significant component of this transaction.
The proposed transaction is subject to information and consultation of the emlyon works council and approval from the competition authority. Qualium Investissement and Bpifrance would become significant shareholders of the group, and will provide their human, technical and financial resources to support its exceptional growth, and to maintain and develop its academic excellence.