Aspire Education strengthens its presence in the German education market for IT and management training with the acquisition of brainymotion AG

Aspire Education GmbH in Vienna (AT), a portfolio company of Quadriga Capital Private Equity Funds, has acquired 100% of the shares of brainymotion AG in Eschborn (D). Steinbeis M&A, led by Martin G. Schmitt and Georg R. Steimel, provided comprehensive advice to brainymotion AG on this transaction.

About Aspire:

The Aspire Group is the largest private sector education provider in Austria and supports more than 60,000 learners each year, both individuals and companies, helping them to acquire knowledge through a variety of educational formats. The focus is on the diverse requirements of the working world and helps to implement top training and education. Each of the seven Aspire companies has been highly collaborative and successful in the education market for over two decades.

About Quadriga Capital:

Quadriga Capital is a leading equity partner for medium-sized companies in German-speaking and neighbouring countries. Growth-oriented companies in the healthcare, tech-enabled services and smart industries sectors are the focus of its investment activities. In recent years, Quadriga Capital has invested in more than 40 companies, which in turn have made over 120 follow-on acquisitions. The sixth Quadriga Capital Fund qualifies as an “Article 8+ Fund” within the meaning of the sustainability-related disclosure requirements of the EU taxonomy in the financial services sector (“SFDR”). This is a consistent continuation of the fully integrated ESG approach that Quadriga Capital has been pursuing since 2007.

About brainymotion:

brainymotion, with locations in Eschborn (Frankfurt) and Munich, is a leading provider of IT and management training in Germany. Started in 2000 as a franchise partner of New Horizons Computer Learning Centers, brainymotion has developed a wide range of training solutions and content in the segments of business customers (B2B) and publicly funded training (AZAV & QCG) in over 20 years.

About Steinbeis M&A:

Steinbeis M&A offers its clients a comprehensive and professional range of consulting and services in the areas of (1) Mergers & Acquisitions, (2) Buy-and-Build, (3) Strategy and (4) Capital Advisory. Clients are in particular medium-sized entrepreneurs, companies and groups of companies in Germany and abroad, but also international groups that want to establish themselves in the medium-sized market. Steinbeis M&A currently has 13 partners who have completed well over 200 successful transactions in recent years. Steinbeis M&A is a company of the Steinbeis Group (, one of the leading service providers for consulting and technology transfer in Europe.


Martin G. Schmitt
Managing Partner
+49 172 713 2085

Georg R. Steimel
+49 173 521 5755

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