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Counsel to Founders of lynda.com in Sale to LinkedIn for $1.5 billion

April 09, 2015

Fenwick & West represented the founders of lynda.com, Inc., an online learning company teaching business, technology and creative skills, in its recently announced acquisition by LinkedIn Corporation (NYSE:LNKD), the leading professional network. The transaction is valued at approximately $1.5 billion, subject to adjustment, in a combination of approximately 52 percent cash and approximately 48 percent LinkedIn common stock. 

More information about lynda.com’s acquisition by LinkedIn can be obtained from the company announcement.

The Fenwick transaction team included corporate attorneys Kris Withrow, Steven Levine and Ken Myers; antitrust attorney Mark Ostrau and executive compensation and employee benefits attorneys Shawn Lampron and Marshall Mort.​