Kirkland & Ellis advised GoGuardian, a portfolio company of Sumeru Equity Partners, on its merger with market-leading student engagement platform Pear Deck. GoGuardian is a K-12 EdTech company that provides solutions for safer, more productive digital learning. The merger enables a strong partnership that drives expansion into new, but interconnected growth areas.
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The Kirkland team was led by transactional partner Lilit Voskanyan and associates Stella Lee and Madeleine Foote; and included debt finance partners Francesco Penati and Katie Taylor, and associates Jeanne Lee John, Daniel Schwimmer and Tina He; tax partner Devin Heckman and associate Andrew Chan; technology & IP transactions partner Vladimir Khodosh and associate Derek Ventling; executive compensation partner Rohit Nafday and associate Jennifer Gong; employee benefits partner Alexandra Mihalas and associate Theodore Brown; employment & labor partner Sydney Jones and associate Jaime Wamble; real estate partner Roberto Miceli and associate Sohil Khurana; environmental partner Paul Tanaka and associate Michael Mahoney; international trade & national security partner Mario Mancuso, associate Luci Hague and law clerk Anais Bourbon; antitrust & competition partners Ian John and Stephanie Greco, and associates Kelsey Laugel and Jasmine Smith; and transactional partner Anna Geml.