Press Release

Kirkland Advises Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (“CPP Investments”) and Consortium of Long Term Global Investors on Exclusive Negotiations to Acquire Galileo Global Education

Kirkland & Ellis is advising Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and a consortium of long-term global investors consisting of CPP Investment Board Europe S.à r.l., and Montagu, alongside existing shareholders Téthys Invest and Bpifrance, as they enter into exclusive negotiations to acquire Galileo Global Education. On completion of the transaction, CPP Investments and Téthys Invest, in an equal partnership, are each expected to hold ownership positions of approximately 40 percent in the Company. The transaction is expected to close in Q2 2020, subject to regulatory and customary approvals.

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The Kirkland team was led by transactional partners Vincent Ponsonnaille, David Higgins and Jacob Traff; debt finance partners Neel Sachdev and Daniel Borg; antitrust partner Sarah Jordan and tax partners Nadine Gelli and Tim Lowe.