About ACADEMY

ACADEMY Group (DATAPART, DVPi, Academy Fahrschulen) is the leading provider of invoicing, factoring, driving instructor training and franchise services in the German driving school market. As a leading specialist in invoicing services and factoring for driving schools with an annual factoring volume of around €170 million, DATAPART forms the core of the Group. Around this offering, the Group has established a number of other services along the entire value chain in the driving school market in order to meet the need of driving schools for a ‘one-stop shop’. As such, DVPi – which operates facilities for driving instructor training in Frankfurt am Main and Hamburg – is another pillar of the Group. Under the umbrella brand ACADEMY, it also offers the largest franchise system for driving schools in Germany at over 300 locations.

The demand for professional services in the area of driving schools is enormous. Regulation, a shortage of driving instructors and significant demand pose growing challenges for driving school businesses and increase the need to focus on the day-to-day activities. ACADEMY is the partner in the background and the specialist for billing, liquidity, administration, marketing and training of driving instructors. The Group’s portfolio of solutions provides driving schools with assistance and relief, time savings, security, expertise and ongoing liquidity.

The strategy

Together with ECM, ACADEMY intends to continue on its successful growth path of recent years. Besides expanding the product and service offering for its customer, the Group’s focus will be centred on investments in further digitisation as well as a continuous development of the organisation.

ACADEMY Group

COMPANY NAME

Business Services

INDUSTRY

Ludwigsburg (GER)

HEADQUARTER

Succession

INVESTMENT EVENT

March 2021

DATE OF INVESTMENT

GEP V

FUND

www.datapart-factoring.de www.academy-fahrschulen.de www.dvpi.de

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