Founded in 2009, AD Education is a leading European higher education platform, pure player in the field of Creative Arts, teaching to more than 18,000 students in 14 schools on 44 campuses in France, Italy, Spain and Germany. AD Education covers 4 main sub-segments: Design & Graphical Arts, Media & Digital, Audiovisual and Culture & Luxury. Over the past 10 years, the Group has established itself as the French leader on its core educational fields, following continued organic growth as well as successful build-ups, and as a sizeable European platform following acquisitions in Italy, Spain and Germany.
- Ardian-backed AD Education acquires Oktogone Group, a leading player in online education and training
- Ardian backed AD Education acquires the European operations of SAE Institute, a leader in Audiovisual and creative media higher education
- Ardian acquires a majority stake in AD Education, a European education platform specialized in arts, digital and audiovisual alongside its founder and CEO