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Lefosse advises Vitru on the purchase of the Unicesumar educational institution

Lefosse Advogados provided legal advice for another major transaction in the education area. The law firm worked with Grupo Vitru – whose holding company Vitru Limited is listed on Nasdaq – in the acquisition by Vitru Brasil of Unicesumar. According to information published in the press, the value of the transaction was R$ 3.2 billion.

Lefosse’s work involved a multidisciplinary team formed by partners Luiz Octavio Lopes from Corporate practice, José Carlos Berardo from Competition and Regulation, and Breno Sarpi from Tax. Senior lawyers Lígia Padovani from Corporate practice, Mariana Rodrigues of Real Estate, Elen Lizas of Competition and Regulation were involved. Counsel Alessandra Cony of the Corporate area, and associates Carlos Lopes, Aline Januário, Luiz Loureiro, Daniela Bezerra, Gabriella Pousa and Jéssica Ribeiro were also part of the team.

This year alone, Lefosse has already operated in mergers and acquisitions in the education segment, which have produced a turnover of more than R$ 3 billion. According to the Transactional Track Record (TTR), this represented 47.06% of the market share. Lefosse also advised the IPO of Universidade Cruzeiro do Sul.

The negotiation between Vitru and Unicesumar involved two companies in the education sector. Vitru has a prominent position in distance education in Brazil. With the purchase it has consolidated their performance and can start offering a face-to-face medical course. Unicesumar was founded 30 years ago in Maringá (PR) and has a considerable presence in on-site courses related to health. The company has more than 1,600 students from over 340 different medical roles and is still in the expansion phase.

About Lefosse Advogados

Lefosse Advogados is a full-service law firm that offers specialized consultancy in all legal practices. The firm has a substantial amount of experience in sophisticated legal services in national and international business. Lefosse employs more than 300 professionals in the legal body and is recognized in the main rankings and global legal awards such as Chambers Brazil 2021, The Legal 500 and Elite Office 2021 by Latin Lawyer. Lefosse’s business is built on diversity and our professionals have extensive experience in strategic markets. The firm adopts a multidisciplinary practical approach in the areas of law.

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