Press Release

Kirkland Advises Francisco Partners and Renaissance in Acquisition of Nearpod

Kirkland & Ellis advised Renaissance Learning, a leader in student-centered, pre-K–12 personalized practice and assessment, in its entry into a definitive agreement to acquire Nearpod, a leader in teacher-facilitated instructional delivery. The acquisition will create an instructional operating system that combines live instruction and in-the-moment insights with personalized practice and assessment. 

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The Kirkland team was led by corporate partners Sean Kramer and Austin Pollet, and associates Ankur Sharma and Daniel Yip, and included debt finance partners Brian Ford and Shawn Bagdasarian, tax partner Devin Heckman, antitrust partners Ian John, Kate Rocco and Mark Gardner, technology & IP transactions partner Vladimir Khodosh, executive compensation partner Rohit Nafday, employee benefits partner Adria Crowe, and labor and employment partner Sydney Jones.