Counsel to Founders of in Sale to LinkedIn for $1.5 billion

Fenwick & West represented the founders of, 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’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.