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Matheson Advises Follett on Fishtree Acquisition

AUTHORs: Brian McCloskey Date: 10/08/2018

Matheson advised Follett on its acquisition of Fishtree, a leading adaptive learning platform that streamlines both the technical integration and educational adoption of personalized learning in school classrooms.

Follett Corporation is the world's largest single source of books, entertainment products, digital content and multi-media for libraries, schools and retailers. Illinois, Follett provides education technology, services and physical and digital content to millions of students at 70,000 schools more than 2,850 physical and virtual campus stores in North America.  The Fishtree platform brings together district-wide resources for every subject, aligns them to any standard or competency and then personalizes the experience for each student based on specific learning profiles, while providing a streamlined user experience for the educator and administrator.

Brian McCloskey, Corporate M&A Partner at Matheson said:

We are delighted to have had a cross departmental team work with Follett and its US lawyers in successfully closing this transaction.   This deal further illustrates our position as the law firm of choice for internationally focused companies doing business in and from Ireland, and our strong track record of advising on strategically important transactions for such companies.”

With a wealth of experience across our five partner led offices worldwide and a dedicated 100 person Corporate Department, Matheson has some of the most experienced corporate lawyers in Ireland and were named Ireland M&A Legal Adviser of the Year at the 2017 Mergermarket European M&A Awards.  Excellence matters and Matheson’s Corporate Department, led by 20 partners, has unparalleled experience in complex and innovative domestic and international corporate transactions across all industry sectors.