Deal Announcement | Growth Financing Headstart Studios

by Montis CF

DEAL ANNOUNCEMENT | MONTIS Corporate Finance advises Headstart Studios on its successful growth financing by Caldec Holding

Hamburg/ Frankfurt, 7 October 2020

Headstart Studios, a Hamburg, Germany-based leader in digital advanced education services, has successfully closed its growth financing round by Caldec Holding. The investor will join as a minority shareholder and partner with Headstart Studios’ management team to accelerate the company’s growth strategy and the expansion of its product portfolio into e-learning programs for digital marketing as well as in the area of corporate learning.

Headstart Studios’ CEO Marc Johannsen explains: “Several thousand employees have already successfully completed our learning programs and show that our approach with guided learning journeys, a mix of various formats, continuous social learning and high practical relevance meet the market demand and deliver the desired learning success. Based on that knowledge and additional capital funds, we intend to further expand our product portfolio and lay the foundation for sustainable growth. I am very happy to have found a partner who shares our vision for successful learning, adds real entrepreneurial spirit and will strengthen our growth strategy in the long term. With Hermann Wendelstadt (Founder and Partner at Caldec Holding) we have found a valuable sparring partner who will join us on this exciting growth path as a new member of the advisory board.

MONTIS Corporate Finance acted as corporate finance advisor to Headstart Studios GmbH.

About Headstart Studios (www.headstart-studios.com)
Headstart Studios, headquartered in Hamburg, is a provider of digital advanced education. Since foundation in 2016 (formerly “Avado Learning GmbH”), Headstart Studios has become an established player in the German-speaking region with its product portfolio ranging from Squared Online (a program in cooperation with Google) via the OMR Academy (joint training program with Online Marketing Rockstars) to digital learning journeys for large enterprises (e.g. Commerzbank, Allianz or Henkel). As of today, Headstart Studios employs >35 experts.
About Caldec Holding (www.caldec.de)
Caldec Holding is an independent corporate holding company based in Hamburg specializing in long-term investments. Caldec usually invests in established companies with a proven track record within the German-speaking region. Verticals of interests are enterprise services, healthcare and digital media.
About MONTIS Corporate Finance (www.montis-cf.com)
MONTIS offers corporate finance advisory services with a focus on M&A and private equity/ venture capital in the areas of software, information technology, digital, media & internet, consumer & retail, industrials and business services. The team disposes of many years of experience as well as an excellent international network to financial investors and strategic buyers. MONTIS Corporate Finance has offices in Frankfurt am Main and Aschaffenburg.

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