Nerdy to Become Public Company via Business Combination with TPG Pace Tech Opportunities
Vinson & Elkins advised TPG Pace Tech Opportunities in connection with an agreement for Nerdy Inc. (“the Company” or “Nerdy”), a leading direct-to-consumer, curated gig economy platform for live online learning benefiting both learners and experts, to become a public company through a business combination with TPG Pace Tech Opportunities, a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company. The business combination values Nerdy at a post-money equity value of approximately $1.7 billion. Upon closing of the transaction, and assuming no redemptions by TPG Pace Tech Opportunities stockholders, Nerdy is expected to have approximately $300 million in cash.
The V&E team was led by partners Keith Fullenweider and Sarah Morgan and senior associate Robert Hughes with assistance from senior associates Sara Bloom and Austin March and associates Jonathan Villa, John Daywalt and Natalie Stanley. Also advising were partners John Lynch and Lina Dimachkieh and associate Curt Wimberly; partner Sean Becker; and partner David D’Alessandro and associate Austin Light.
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