In the past 18 months, the HSO education group with its six centres in German-speaking Switzerland, the H.B.S. schools in Rapperswil and Wetzikon and finally the HMZ academy in Baar have been absorbed into the education platform Swiss Edu Investment Partners of Invision Private Equity AG. These separate and highly distinctive education brands are being continued under the new shared umbrella name of Vantage Education AG as from 1 January 2015. The CEO of the newly established holding company is the former head of the HSO education group, Stefan Leuenberger.
Along with the establishment of our new umbrella brand, we are delighted also to announce that the BVS St. Gallen also joined our education group on 9 January 2015. Through the merger with HSO St. Gallen, the previous owner of the BVS, Myrtha a Marca Schmid, has made our St. Gallen schools the most important providers of dual commercial and business administration training in Eastern Switzerland. From now on, the schools will be managed together under her operational leadership.
Through the consolidation of established education providers, Vantage Education is creating advantages for everyone involved – not least for our students, who will benefit everywhere from an open and much broader range of courses on offer in future.