Kirkland & Ellis advised Renaissance in its acquisition of research-based foundational literacy program Lalilo. Renaissance, a portfolio company of Francisco Partners, is a global leader in assessment, reading and math solutions for pre-K–12 schools and districts. The transaction will expand the reach of Lalilo worldwide.
The U.S. team was led by transactional associates James Brownstein and Parth Bhatt; tax partner Devin Heckman and associate Allison Bray; executive compensation partner Rohit Nafday; employee benefits partner Adria Crowe; and technology & IP transactions partner Vladimir Khodosh and associate Seth Pritchard. The French team was led by transactional partner Laurent Victor-Michel and associate Lucy Bower, and tax partner Nadine Gelli. Transactional partner Sean Kramer also provided support.