Vitru Limited Announces the Closing of its Business Combination with Unicesumar

May 20, 2022

FLORIANÓPOLIS, Brazil, May 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vitru Limited, or “Vitru” (Nasdaq: VTRU) announces that its business combination with CESUMAR – Centro de Ensino Superior de Maringá Ltda, or “Unicesumar”, closed today.

As previously disclosed, the purchase price amounted to R$3.15 billion as of March 31, 2021, to be adjusted in the following weeks based on the closing balance sheet of Unicesumar. The purchase price will be paid as follows:

  • 62.9% in cash paid today;
  • 19.4% through the issuance of 7,182,385 new Vitru common shares (5,144,383 common shares issued and delivered today, and 2,038,002 common shares will be withheld as an indemnification guarantee, to be released at a later date), which will not be freely transferable for a period of six months; and
  • 17.7% in cash to be paid 12 months after closing, adjusted by the IPCA inflation rate as from today.

Other related payments are:

  • Additional medical seats earn out of R$1 million per seat approved within 36 months after closing;
  • Performance earn-outs of up to R$50 million up to two years after closing; and
  • Non-compete agreement (for five years after closing) of R$180 million with the Matos family (former shareholders of Unicesumar).

We will begin to integrate the activities of Unicesumar with Vitru and the results of the operations of Unicesumar assets will be consolidated by Vitru as of today. We expect to incur integration costs and synergies from the consolidation of Unicesumar. The acquisition will be accounted for as a business combination using the purchase method of accounting.

About Vitru

Vitru is the leading pure distance learning education group in the postsecondary distance learning market in Brazil. Through its invested companies, Vitru provides a complete pedagogical ecosystem focused on hybrid distance learning experience for undergraduates and continuing education students.

Vitru’s mission is to democratize access to education in Brazil through a digital ecosystem and empower every student to create their own successful story.

Forward Looking Statements
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Contact: Maria Carolina F. Gonçalves, IRO e-mail: website:

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