Cooley LLP advised Guild Education, while Paul, Weiss advised D1 Capital Partners on the deal.
Guild Education, an education platform that upskills workers and prepares companies for the future, announced its $150 million Series E financing round, which brings its valuation to $3.75 billion.
The round was led by Bessemer Venture Partners, Cowboy Ventures, D1 Capital Partners, Emerson Collective, General Catalyst, GSV, Harrison Metal, ICONIQ, Next Play Capital, Redpoint Ventures and Salesforce Ventures. Guild will use the new capital to fuel its growth and support workers alongside America’s largest employers – connecting upskilling to career mobility through technology, partnerships and student services.
Guild Education is a certified B Corporation, founded to bridge the gap between education and employment for the 88 million working adults in the US in need of upskilling for the future of work. Guild’s payments and technology platform, curated learning marketplace and advanced education and career coaching come together to help working adult learners advance in their education and career, debt-free.
The Cooley team was led by Matt Dubofsky (Picture). It also included Mystery Murphy, Kelly Bartling, Sharon Connaughton, Paul Holmer and Robin K. Lee.
Paul, Weiss advised D1 Capital Partners with corporate partners Ted Ackerman, Udi Grofman and Raphael Russo; and tax partner David Mayo.
Involved fees earner: Kelly Bartling – Cooley LLP; Sharon Connaughton – Cooley LLP; Matthew Dubofsky – Cooley LLP; Paul Holmer – Cooley LLP; Robin Lee – Cooley LLP; Mystery Murphy – Cooley LLP; Edward Ackerman – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Udi Grofman – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; David Mayo – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Raphael Russo – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison;