M&A Deal Summary

WAMEX Private Equity Acquires GLBL ED S.A. de C.V.

On August 1, 2017, private equity firm WAMEX Private Equity acquired education company GLBL ED, S.A. de C.V. for 80M USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is WAMEX Private Equity’s 1st transaction in the Education sector.
  • This is WAMEX Private Equity’s 1st largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is WAMEX Private Equity’s 4th transaction in Mexico.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2017-08-01
Target GLBL ED, S.A. de C.V.
Sector Education
Buyer(s) WAMEX Private Equity
Deal Type Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Deal Value 80M USD


GLBL ED, S.A. de C.V.

Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico
GLOBAL ED is a diversified platform company that provides top-quality education in various formats in Mexico through innovative academic models and technology. GLOBAL ED is based in Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico.

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WAMEX Private Equity

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1999
Type Sector Agnostic

WAMEX Private Equity is a private equity firm focused on middle-market company investments in Mexico. WAMEX is a generalist investor and will consider opportunities in high-growth sectors including healthcare, industrials, and business and energy services. WAMEX Private Equity was established in 1999 and is headquartered in Mexico City.

Overall 4 of 4
Sector (Education) 1 of 1
Type (Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)) 2 of 2
Country (Mexico) 4 of 4
Year (2017) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1
2013-06-20 Hoteles City Express, S.A.B. de C.V.

Mexico City, Mexico

Hoteles City Express, S.A.B. de C.V. specializes in offering high-quality, comfortable, and safe lodging at affordable prices via a limited-service hotel chain geared mainly towards domestic business travelers. With 124 hotels in operation located throughout Mexico, Costa Rica, Colombia, and Chile, Hoteles City Express operates five distinct brands: City Express, City Express Plus, City Express Suites, City Express Junior, and City Centro to serve different segments of its target market. Hoteles City Express was founded in 2002 and is based in Mexico City, Mexico.

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