Simpson Thacher represented KKR in its acquisition of a majority stake in leading Indian education services provider EuroKids International Pvt. Ltd. from the existing investor consortium led by Gaja Capital, one of India’s leading independent private equity funds.
KKR made its investment from its Asian Fund III.
EuroKids is one of India’s largest education services providers in the Pre-School and K-12 segments. Its portfolio of brands includes EuroKids, EuroKids DayCare, Kangaroo Kids, EuroSchool and Billabong International, and serves more than 120,000 students from 1,115 Pre-Schools and 35 K-12 schools across five countries. EuroKids will continue to be led by Co-Founder & Group CEO Prajodh Rajan, who will also remain a shareholder in the company.
The Simpson Thacher team included Ian Ho (Picture), Erik Wang and Chen Zhang (M&A); and Katharine Moir and Dmitry Zelik (Tax).
Involved fees earner: Ian Ho – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Katharine Moir – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Erik Wang – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Dmitry Zelik – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Chen Zhang – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;
Law Firms: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;