East Wind acted as the exclusive financial advisor to The ROOM and its parent company African Leadership Group in its acquisition of Holberton. The African Leadership Group ecosystem of institutions, aims to transform Africa by developing three million entrepreneurial leaders by 2035. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Holberton is a project-based college alternative educating the next generation of tech talents. Holberton’s “OS of Education” will enable ALI and The ROOM to offer global organizations access to a significant untapped tech workforce capable of bridging the growing global skills shortage. It will also change the lives of millions of Africans by equipping them with the software engineering skills essential to succeed in the future digital workplace.
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