Latham & Watkins has advised Nord Anglia Education on its go-private deal with a consortium led by Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and Baring Private Equity Asia, which owns 67 percent of the Hong Kong-based operator of international schools.
Weil, Gotshal & Manges and Walkers represented the consortium, serving as U.S. and Cayman Islands legal counsel, respectively. Ropes & Gray acted for CPPIB.
The deal, which values the company at around $4.3 billion, was recommended to NYSE-listed Nord Anglia Education by a special committee, which turned to Kirkland & Ellis and Maples and Calder for advice.
After the deal, which is expected to be completed by August, Nord Anglia will become a privately-held company and will no longer be listed in New York.
The Kirkland team was led by corporate partners Jesse Sheley and Xiaoxi Lin.