IXL Learning’s Acquisition of Wyzant

Latham & Watkins LLP represented IXL Learning in the transaction.

IXL Learning, the K-12 personalized learning platform used by 11 million students, has announced that it has acquired Wyzant, the nation’s largest marketplace for online tutoring. The addition of the Chicago-based company will expand IXL’s capacity to address the needs of all students with personalized, one-on-one mentoring. 

Founded in 1998, IXL Learning’s flagship product is IXL, a personalized learning platform that helps every student become a strong, confident learner. Featuring a comprehensive K-12 curriculum, the IXL Real-Time Diagnostic, personalized guidance and actionable Analytics, IXL is proven to improve learning outcomes for all students.

Wyzant takes the guesswork out of finding a qualified tutor you can trust. Since 2005, millions of students all over the globe have looked to Wyzant for help in subjects ranging from math and science to computer programming and foreign languages. It’s easy to browse profiles and reviews, message tutors, book lessons and conduct tutoring online using Wyzant’s powerful online learning platform. 

Latham & Watkins LLP represented IXL Learning in the transaction with a corporate deal team led by Boston partner Evan Smith (Picture) and New York counsel Edmond Parhami, with New York associate Trevor Kim and Boston associates Taylor Weaver and Kiara Vaughn. Advice was also provided on intellectual property matters by Boston partner Sarah Gagan and Washington, D.C. counsel Kieran Dickinson, with New York associate Pelin Serpin, and Boston associate Deborah Hinck; on data privacy matters by Washington, D.C. counsel Marissa Boynton, with Washington, D.C. associate James Smith; on tax matters by Chicago partner Rene de Vera; on benefits and compensation matters by New York partner Austin Ozawa and Chicago counsel Sandhya Chandrasekhar, with New York associate Max Raskin; on debt matters by Los Angeles partner Kenneth Askin and Bay Area partner Dan Van Fleet, with Los Angeles associate Samantha Chen; on insurance matters by Los Angeles partner Drew Levin, with San Diego associate Denis Griffin; and on antitrust matters by Washington, D.C. partner Mandy Reeves and Washington, D.C. counsel Patrick English.

Involved fees earner: Kenneth Askin – Latham & Watkins; Marissa Boynton – Latham & Watkins; Sandhya Chandrasekhar – Latham & Watkins; Enrique Rene de Vera – Latham & Watkins; Kieran Dickinson – Latham & Watkins; Patrick English – Latham & Watkins; Sarah Gagan – Latham & Watkins; Denis Griffin – Latham & Watkins; Deborah Hinck – Latham & Watkins; Trevor Kim – Latham & Watkins; Drew Levin – Latham & Watkins; Austin Ozawa – Latham & Watkins; Edmond Parhami – Latham & Watkins; Max Raskin – Latham & Watkins; Amanda Reeves – Latham & Watkins; Pelin Serpin – Latham & Watkins; Evan Smith – Latham & Watkins; James Smith – Latham & Watkins; Dan Van Fleet – Latham & Watkins; Kiara Vaughn – Latham & Watkins; Taylor Weaver – Latham & Watkins;

Law Firms: Latham & Watkins;

Clients: IXL Learning;

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Martina Bellini

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