Press Release

Kirkland Advises Consortium on Acquisition of Pearson’s Wall Street English

Kirkland & Ellis is advising a consortium comprised of funds affiliated with Baring Private Equity Asia and CITIC Capital Holdings on its US$300 million proposed acquisition of Wall Street English (WSE), a global private English language school business, from Pearson, a leading global learning company.

In 2016, WSE served 180,000 learners and operated 70 corporate owned centres in China, 9 corporate owned centres in Italy and 321 franchised centres across 27 territories.

The Kirkland team is led by Hong Kong corporate partners Daniel Dusek and Xiaoxi Lin.

Further information of the transaction is available here.