INMA Holding invests in The LAGHMANI Institute
Launched in April 2018, INMA Holding, an investment vehicle dedicated to investing in Tunisian SMEs
is pleased to announce that it acquired a strategic stake in the capital of the LAGHMANI Institute Group
The LAGHMANI Institute Group was founded in 1989 by Mrs Mariem Laghmani with the aim of developing a quality education offer for the youngest. Today, it covers preschool, primary and secondary education as well as training through the Berlitz language school.
The Institute has now ~1,400 students from preschool to secondary school, and is characterized by the pursuit of excellence with a yearly success rate of 100% regarding both middle school and baccalaureate exams.
INMA Holding’s investment in the LAGHMANI Institute will help reinforcing the school capacity, upgrading infrastructures as well as establishing a new educational offer according to French programs.
Mrs Fatma Merai, CEO of INMA Holding, declared: “We are glad that our first investment took place in a sector that is key for the future generations of our country, while supporting well-recognized professionals.”.
Mrs Meriem Laghmani, Chairman of the LAGHMANI Institute Group, declared: “We were just as happy with the partnership with INMA Holding that will enable us to carry out our project of opening up to the French education system and to review and improve our infrastructures in a way that corresponds better to our pedagogy and teaching philosophy ; a promising partnership for the future of our Institute and our pupils”.
About INMA Holding :
Launched by the financial advisory firm Mediterranean Corporate Finance (MCF), INMA Holding is an investment vehicle dedicated to investing in Tunisian SMEs and includes among its shareholders Banque Internationale Arabe de Tunisie (BIAT), Tunisian American Enterprise Fund (TAEF) and Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (CDC). With a diversified field of action and the recourse to various financial instruments, INMA Holding will be able to invest directly in equity, but also in quasi-equity and mezzanine debt.
The holding is primarily interested in the SMEs in growth phase, but also in those that are in a financial restructuring phase. INMA Holding supports also its partners in their growth by providing them with the operational, financial and sectorial expertise of its teams as well as its network of experts and partners.
For more information, please visit : www.inma-holding.com
About the LAGHMANI Institute :
Founded in 1989 by Mrs Meriem Laghmani, the Laghmani Institute has ~1,400 students, from preschool to high school, who are supervised by a teaching team of ~240 people. The Institute has 2 main locations: in Sidi Dhrif for preschool and elementary school, and in Kram for middle and high schools. It offers more than 20,000 sqm of infrastructure allowing kids of all ages to evolve in a safe environment and in a qualitative educational context thanks to suitable equipment: 90 classrooms, 1 language lab, 5 scientific labs, 2 libraries, 1 cultural and sports center provided with 2 mini football grounds and 2 sports grounds. This context allows a success rate of 100% in national exams.
About Berlitz :
Present in 70 countries, Berlitz is the first global player in the fields of learning and intercultural training. For more than a century, complete solutions have been introduced to allow its clients to communicate with self-confidence and succeed in an international context.
Berlitz offers classes in all languages, as well as trainings to develop intercultural and management skills. Classes are given through different media (face to face, virtual classroom, online, through phone or stay abroad) and in several formats. Classes are tailored to adapt to the needs of all clients: from large companies to SMEs, individuals, students and kids.
The first Berlitz school in Tunisia opened in 2015 in La Marsa. A second school opened in Mohamed V in Tunis at the beginning of 2019. In 2018, Berlitz services were requested in 8 languages. The English language (90%) is always the most requested, followed by the French, German, Arab, Portuguese, Japanese, Italian and Spanish languages.