Press Release

Kirkland Advises Vista Equity Partners and Mindbody on Acquisition of ClassPass

Kirkland & Ellis advised Vista Equity Partners and its portfolio company, Mindbody, the leading wellness experience technology platform, on the completion of Mindbody’s acquisition of ClassPass, a monthly subscription service providing access to the world’s most extensive network of fitness and wellness experiences. The acquisition brings two of the industry’s most prominent leaders together, creating the most comprehensive technology platform for wellness business owners and the world’s largest fitness and wellness experience marketplace for consumers. Announced on October 13, 2021, the combined company also secured a $500 million strategic investment from an investment group led by Sixth Street.

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The Kirkland team was led by corporate partners Stuart Casillas and Simon Root and associates Lesley Hamilton, Katherine Schloss Ackerman, Aly Francini, Fareed Karbassyoon and Alexi Warren, capital markets partners Robert Goedert, Robert Hayward and Sonali Jindal, debt finance partner Doug Tedeschi and associates Matthew Demopoulos and Keith Cooper, technology & IP transactions partners John Lynn and Emma Flett and associates Sheila Salehpour, Jessica Dye and Josefin Sjoestroem, tax partner David Kung, labor and employment partner Sydney Jones and associate Jaime Wamble, employee benefits partner Robert Zitko and associate Caitlin Pyrce, executive compensation partner Rohit Nafday and associate Jordan Hartman, international trade and national security partner Mario Mancuso and associates Matt O'Hare and Faith Dibble, ESG & impact partner  Alexandra Farmer and associate Emilie Jones, real estate partner Roberto Miceli and associate Abigail Sexton, antitrust partners Marin Boney and Michael Thorpe and associate Sarahi Constantine Padilla, and senior paralegal Shiho Inouye and junior paralegal Sierra Ann Barrow.