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Latham & Watkins Advises IXL Learning in Acquisition of Wyzant Tutoring Marketplace

February 8, 2021
A multidisciplinary team advised the personalized learning platform on 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.

Latham & Watkins LLP represented IXL Learning in the transaction with a corporate deal team led by Boston partner Evan Smith 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.

The firm also recently advised IXL Learning in its agreement to acquire Rosetta Stone’s Languages Division.