Ardian/AD Education: Represented Ardian in the acquisition of a majority stake in AD Education, a European education platform specialized in arts, digital and audiovisual.
Bridge Growth Partners/Finalsite: Represented Bridge Growth Partners, LLC in its acquisition of Finalsite, a leading SaaS-based learning and communications platform for U.S. and international schools.
Eurazeo/Glion Institute of Higher Education/Les Roches International School of Hotel Management: Represented Eurazeo on the financing aspects of its CHF 380 million acquisition of Glion Institute of Higher Education and Les Roches International School of Hotel Management.
Fidelity National Information Services, Inc./SunGard: Represented Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. (FIS) in its agreement to sell SunGard’s Public Sector and Education businesses to Vista Equity Partners for $850 million.
Finalsite/School Website: Represented Finalsite, a Bridge Growth Partners portfolio company, in its acquisition of School Website, the largest SaaS-based CMS software provider to schools in the UK.
Frontline Education/Thoma Bravo: Represented Frontline Education, an integrated insights partner serving more than 12,000 educational organizations across America, in its agreement to be acquired by private equity firm Thoma Bravo, with Insight Venture Partners retaining a minority stake in the company.
Insight Venture Partners/Ministry Brands: Advised Insight in its investment in Ministry Brands, a provider of end-to-end cloud-based technology for faith-based organizations and educational institutions.
iParadigms/Insight/Warburg Pincus: Represented iParadigms, a California-based anti-plagiarism software company, in its $752 million sale to Insight Venture partners and GIC, Singapore's sovereign wealth fund, from majority owner Warburg Pincus.
NYU Medical School, Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel), University of Pennsylvania, the University of Colorado, Oregon Health Sciences University, the Max Planck Institute (Germany): Advised leading academic and research institutions in matters regarding (a) the negotiation of license agreements for the licensing of patented technology of the universities to pharmaceutical or biotechnology companies, (b) the negotiation of individual or multi-project sponsored research agreements between universities and industrial partners, or (c) the receipt by the universities as consideration for their licenses of various forms of equity interests in early stage companies formed to exploit the inventions made at the universities.
Warburg Pincus/ACAMS: Represented Warburg Pincus and the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) in the $330 million sale of ACAMS to Becker Professional Education.