September 15, 2016

Finalsite is a leading SaaS-based learning and communications platform for U.S. and international schools.

On September 8, Willkie client Bridge Growth Partners, LLC announced that it acquired Finalsite, a leading SaaS-based learning and communications platform for K-12 independent and public schools and higher education institutions in the United States and internationally.

Finalsite, based in Glastonbury, Connecticut, serves more than 1,500 schools and over 1,180 clients globally. This roster comprises more than 760 independent U.S. schools, more than 190 international independent schools, more than 140 U.S. public school districts and more than 80 higher education and other not-for-profit clients. Finalsite combines premium design with an innovative content management system (CMS), admissions and enrollment solutions, and a comprehensive learning management system (LMS) that make it simple for administrators and teachers to distribute and for students and parents to access digital content across school communities from desktops and mobile devices, as well as for schools to engage dynamically and seamlessly with a wide range of student information system (SIS) providers. Finalsite’s combination of web software, design, time-saving integrations and consulting services creates a single, complete online communications platform for schools to engage with all of their stakeholders.

Bridge Growth Partners is a uniquely structured growth-oriented private equity firm that focuses on investments in the technology and technology-enabled financial services sectors. Willkie also represented Bridge Growth Partners in its acquisition of CRGT Inc., announced in November of 2014, the merger of CRGT Inc. with Salient Federal Solutions, Inc., announced in August of 2015, and its acquisition of a majority interest in Solace Systems, Inc., announced last April.

The multidisciplinary Willkie deal team was led by partner Adam Turteltaub and included partners Jeffrey Goldfarb, Michael Katz, Christopher Peters and Daniel Alvarez; counsel Martin Miller; and associates Howard Block, Adam Remo, Steven Grant, Isabel Araujo, Meredith Levy, Amir Ghavi, Andrea de Vos, Jennifer Schanes, Eric DiMuzio, Andrea Hwang, Claire Soloski and Naomi Parnes.