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Kirkland Represents Acosta in Acquisition of The CORE Group

Kirkland & Ellis advised Acosta, a global integrated sales and marketing services company, on its acquisition of national foodservice sales agency The CORE Group (CORE), which closed on June 2, 2021. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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The Kirkland team was led by transactional partners Douglas Ryder and David Klein and associate Jack Shirley. Kirkland is the largest law firm in the world by revenue, the seventh-largest by number of attorneys, and is the first law firm in the world to reach US$4 billion in revenue.

About Acosta Sales & Marketing

Acosta Sales & Marketing is a full-service sales, marketing and service company in North America. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, Acosta is a sales and marketing company for consumer packaged goods companies.

Kirkland advises Vista Equity Partners in $3.5 billion acquisition

Kirkland & Ellis represents Vista Equity Partners, a global investment firm focused on enterprise software, data and technology-enabled businesses, which announced today a definitive agreement to acquire Pluralsight, Inc. (NASDAQ: PS), the technology workforce development company. Under the terms of the agreement, Vista, in partnership with its institutional co-investors including Partners Group, will acquire all outstanding shares of Pluralsight common stock in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $3.5 billion.

The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2021, subject to customary closing conditions, including approval by Pluralsight shareholders and receipt of regulatory approvals. Upon completion of the transaction, Pluralsight will become a privately held company and shares of Pluralsight common stock will no longer be listed on any public market.

The Kirkland team was led by transactional partners David Klein, Daniel Wolf, Stuart Casillas, Nathan Davis and James Beach, along with transactional partner Jean Lee and associates Nick Howe and Katherine Schloss Ackerman, debt finance partners Sonali Jindal and Douglas Tedeschi, tax partners David Kung and Heidi Yuen, executive compensation partner Mike Krasnovsky and associate Laura Gallo, and capital markets partner Robert Goedert.

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