Laureate Education $309 million secondary offering
Davis Polk advised the representative of the several underwriters in connection with the approximately $309 million secondary offering of 32,842,183 shares of common stock of Laureate Education, Inc. by KKR 2006 Fund (Overseas), Limited Partnership and KKR Partners II (International), L.P., affiliates of KKR & Co. Inc. Laureate repurchased 7,971,303 shares of common stock from the underwriters in a concurrent transaction. Laureate’s common stock is traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol “LAUR.”
Laureate operates a portfolio of degree-granting higher education institutions in Mexico and Peru. These institutions are leading brands in their respective markets and offer a broad range of undergraduate and graduate degrees through campus-based, online and hybrid programs. Collectively, Laureate has over 400,000 students enrolled at five institutions with over 50 campuses. A vast majority of Laureate’s students are enrolled at traditional, campus-based institutions offering multi-year degrees, similar to leading private and public higher education institutions in developed markets such as the United States and Europe.
The Davis Polk corporate team included partner Byron B. Rooney, counsel Stephen A. Byeff and associates Fatima Carrillo and Helen H. Ferrall. The tax team included partner Mario J. Verdolini and associate Michelle Zhao. All members of the Davis Polk team are based in the New York office.