Universidad Europea

Universidad Europea is a network of premium higher education offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs and an international, innovative education tailored to today's job market. It includes Universidad Europea de Madrid (UEM), Universidad Europea de Valencia (UEV), Universidad Europea de Canarias (UEC), Universidade Europeia in Portugal, and Instituto Português de Administração de Marketing (IPAM) in Portugal.

Spain, Portugal


Why we backed them

  • Differentiated asset / top ranked university, with premium positioning and strong value proposition to students
  • Opportunity to create the largest, most comprehensive and most attractive Iberian platform in Higher Education (which includes selected European centers to enhance the offering to students), one that can attract international students (online and offline) and that can be at the forefront of the significant online opportunity

The investment strategy

  • To drive new enrolment growth across campuses through improving the student proposition, attracting more international students, and innovating the course portfolio, as well as through ongoing investment into capacity expansion
  • To develop an online platform with differentiated value proposition
  • To consolidate a fragmented market across Spain and Europe


The metrics


Investment year

c. €751m

Transaction value

c. 24k