KKR’s Acquisition of MasterD


Simpson Thacher represented KKR Europe in connection with the financing related to its acquisition of a majority interest in Master Distancia, S.A. (“MasterD”).

Master Distancia, S.A. (“MasterD”) is a vocational training company that provides over 280 courses to more than 50,000 learners annually in Spain and Portugal.

The deal represents the second investment in Europe made out of the KKR Global Impact Fund, geared to investing in opportunities where financial performance and societal impact are intrinsically aligned.

The Simpson Thacher team included Ian Barratt (Picture), Harriet Bamford and Antonia George (Banking and Credit); David Vann, Étienne Renaudeau and Anna Battersby (Antitrust); and Meredith Jones, William Smolinski and Gal Shemer (Tax).

Involved fees earner: Harriet Bamford – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Ian Barratt – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Anna Battersby – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Meredith Jones – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Étienne Renaudeau – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Gal Shemer – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; William Smolinski – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; David Vann – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Antonia George – Vinson & Elkins LLP;

Law Firms: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Vinson & Elkins LLP;

Clients: KKR;