Orrick Advised Honoris on Establishment of Strategic Partnership with Le Wagon in Africa

January.29.2021

On Tuesday, January 26, 2021, Honoris United Universities (investee company of Actis), the first and largest pan African private higher education platform, announced its strategic partnership with the world-leading coding bootcamp, Le Wagon.

This partnership aims to accelerate the education of computer literacy in Africa with a focus on driving employability. To unlock the full potential of the African job market and establish Africa as a leading continent for tech innovation, Honoris and Le Wagon are convinced that training talents in computer literacy is key. They will launch coding bootcamps across Africa by leveraging Honoris’ network universities and Le Wagon’s unique methodology for teaching immersive web development and data science courses. Mauritius and Morocco will host the first Le Wagon x Honoris bootcamps starting in February 2021.

Orrick is pleased to have contributed to kick start this journey by crafting this global partnership agreement. The Orrick team working alongside Honoris included Olivier Edwards, Senior Counsel, and Réna Kakon, Associate (Technology Company Group), Anne-Sophie Kerfant, Partner, and Rudy Marouani, Associate (Tax), Dimitrie Ramniceanu, Of counsel (M&A Private Equity).

Founded in 2017, Honoris is sponsored by the leading global growth markets investor, Actis. It is currently operating in 10 countries in Africa, with over 70 campuses or learning centres. Honoris offers over 300 degrees in Medicine, Health Sciences, Engineering, IT, Business, Law, Creative Arts & Design, Media, Political Science and Education.

Le Wagon was founded in 2013 with the mission to enable the greatest number of people to learn digital skills in order to change their life, thrive in their career or launch their tech project. Le Wagon is currently established in 40 campuses worldwide and the world’s most acclaimed coding bootcamp according to students review in Switchup. They offer trainings in web development and data science through full-time (9 weeks) and part-time (24 weeks) immersive bootcamps.