Career Partner Group is a leading provider of private higher education and personnel development in Germany.

Investment Year
Fund III
In portfolio

Career Partner Group is one of the fastest growing private university groups in Germany. Operating principally under the brand of International University of Applied Sciences Bad Honnef (IUBH), the business currently has over 13,500 students enrolled across four types of program: traditional on-campus universities, online university degree courses, dual studies (an alternative to traditional apprenticeships) and corporate training.

The business has grown rapidly, with intake growing at over 40% CAGR over the last three years, on the back of significant investment in its academic offering, technological platform, and physical campuses.

Oakley acquired a majority stake in Career Partner Group in November 2017, in partnership with CEO Dr Sven Schütt and his management team, acquiring the business in a carve-out from Apollo Education Group.