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04 May 2022

Stephenson Harwood advises Inspired on €1 billion deal


Law firm Stephenson Harwood LLP has advised Inspired Education Group (Inspired) on Stonepeak's €1 billion investment in the company.

Inspired is a UK-based company which runs more than 70 fee-paying kindergarten, primary and secondary schools, through which it educates more than 55,000 students. Launched in 2013 by Nadim Nsouli, a former investment banker and private equity investor, Inspired owns or holds long leases on schools in 20 countries across five continents.

The deal will see Stonepeak, a €46 billion investment firm which focuses on transport and communications infrastructure, acquire a minority shareholding in Inspired.

The Stephenson Harwood team was led by private equity partner Jonathan Pittal, who was assisted by tax partner John Meehan, private equity associates Isaac Paine and Elliott Dagul, and paralegal Harry House.