Kirkland & Ellis advised Vista Equity Partners on the deal, while Shearman & Sterling represented Schoox.
Vista Equity Partners (“Vista”), a leading global investment firm focused on market-leading enterprise software, data and technology-enabled businesses, completed its strategic growth investment in Schoox, the differentiated, highly agile learning and talent development platform.
Schoox plans to use the investment capital to expand its product suite, giving learning and development teams additional tools and resources in a time of rapid change and turnover in the global economy. The Company also plans to invest in its workforce and build on its industry-leading customer support teams to ensure Schoox retains its customer-centric culture and status as a destination employer.
The investment in Schoox is made by Vista’s Endeavor Fund, which is focused on mission-critical, high-growth enterprise software, data, and technology-enabled businesses seeking to expand their impact in the markets they serve. Financial terms of the investment were not disclosed.
Kinetic Ventures and ITC Partners will remain investors in Schoox.
The Kirkland team was led by corporate partner Vlad Kroll (Picture) and associates Eva Mak, Alex Dayneka-Hayes and Alexander Keane, and capital markets partner Robert Goedert.
Shearman & Sterling represented Schoox with Alan Bickerstaff, Gillian Emmett Moldowan, Ryan Bray, Michelle Kwan, Cassandra Cuellar, Ashley Smith.
Involved fees earner: Alexandra Dayneka-Hayes – Kirkland & Ellis; Robert Goedert – Kirkland & Ellis; Alexander Keane – Kirkland & Ellis; Vlad Kroll – Kirkland & Ellis; Eva Mak – Kirkland & Ellis; Alan Bickerstaff – Shearman & Sterling; Ryan Bray – Shearman & Sterling; Cassandra Cuellar – Shearman & Sterling; Gillian Emmett Moldowan – Shearman & Sterling; Michelle Kwan – Shearman & Sterling; Ashley Smith – Shearman & Sterling;