The Silvya Terrade Group is the leading network of beauty and hairdressing schools in France preparing for all Aesthetics, Cosmetics, Perfumery and Hairdressing diplomas, with more than 4,800 students enrolled each year in its 37 schools in France and Switzerland. The group also coordinates a large network of more than 3,000 professional partners (brands, institutes, beauty salons, etc.) and relies on the skills of 500 teachers.
Since 2016 and the arrival of Apax Partners Development, the group has based its growth strategy on 2 specific axes: a policy of build-ups in France and Europe with the acquisition of around thirty schools and the modernisation and diversification of the training offer with, in particular, the development of higher and specialised courses, as well as the digitalisation of content and teaching methods.
The group aims to continue its external growth strategy to significantly expand its network of schools and to pursue its investments in digitisation and development of RNCP certifications.
Grégory Declercq, head of the Silvya Terrade Group explained: “The Apax Partners teams were, from the outset, totally in line with our strategy of build-ups in France and the organic development of a training offer geared towards the Aesthetics Branch and professionals in the sector. Their knowledge in this field has enabled us to become the undisputed leader in our market. We are delighted to continue our development alongside Abenex. We will continue to pursue a strategy similar to the one pursued so far, with a more global and international ambition”.
Caroline Rémus, President of Apax Partners Development, added: “We are proud to have accompanied the strong growth of the Silvya Terrade Group and to have supported its digitalisation dynamic. All this has been possible thanks to the relationship of trust that has been established with Grégory Declercq and his teams”.
Antoine Houël, Director at Abenex, also stated: “In a few years, the Silvya Terrade Group has become a solid and essential player in private education in France, with a leadership position in aesthetics and hairdressing. We are delighted to support Grégory Declercq and his team in the deployment of their ambitious development project, both in France and internationally. “