Latham & Watkins advises on Inspired investment

23 Aug 2017

Inspired, a leading group of premium schools in Europe, Africa, Latin America and Australia, announced it has received a significant strategic growth investment from TA Associates, a leading global growth private equity firm.

Inspired is a co-educational, non-denominational, independent school group designed to inspire students to achieve their maximum potential in a nurturing, progressive academic environment. Inspired has grown rapidly by building new schools and acquiring existing successful ones around the world. Inspired currently educates approximately 19,000 students between the ages of 1 and 18. The company has offices in London, Johannesburg, Bogota and Sydney.

Latham & Watkins represented TA Associates on the transaction with a team led by London corporate partner Kem Ihenacho with associates Ashleigh Gray and Terry Charalambous. Finance advice was provided by London Partner James Chesterman and associate Lisa Stevens. The deal represents the second on which a Latham team led by Ihenacho has advised TA Associates in 2017, following the firm’s role advising on the acquisition of a minority equity interest in Interswitch, an Africa-focused integrated digital payments and commerce company.

Jonathan Pittal, private equity partner at Stephenson Harwood, advised Inspired Education Holdings Ltd and Nadim M. Nsouli, founder and lead investor.

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