Finalsite Acquires School Website


Willkie client Finalsite, the leading website provider and communications platform for the education industry, announced that it has acquired School Website, the largest SaaS-based CMS software provider to schools in the UK.

The acquisition strategically combines the user-centric creative design, marketing talent and CMS software of School Website with Finalsite’s industry-leading SaaS-based CMS, LMS and admissions platform, creating an unrivaled provider in the industry.

Finalsite is a global leader in SaaS web solutions and digital marketing for the education industry, serving over 1,500 schools in more than 70 countries.

In September 2016, Willkie represented Bridge Growth Partners, LLC, a uniquely structured growth-oriented private equity firm that focuses on investments in the technology and technology-enabled financial services sectors, in its acquisition of Finalsite.

The Willkie deal team was led by partner Matthew Dean (Picture) and associate Philip Coletto with assistance from partners Adam Turteltaub and Jeffrey Goldfarb; UK partner Judith Harger; and associates James Tannock, Shinasa Wasimi and Adam Remo.

Involved fees earner: Matthew Dean – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Philip Coletto – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Adam Turteltaub – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; James Tannock – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Adam Remo – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Jeffrey Goldfarb – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Judith Harger – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Shinasa Wasimi – Willkie Farr & Gallagher;

Law Firms: Willkie Farr & Gallagher;

Clients: Finalsite;