Texthelp has Agreed to Merge with n2y

William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Texthelp, a Five Arrows portfolio company, in connection with the company’s pending merger with N2Y. The transaction was signed on March 22, 2024 and is expected to close in April 2024. The transaction represents William Blair’s 40th Education Technology transaction since January 1, 2020.

About the Companies

Texthelp is a global technology company helping people all over the world to understand and to be understood. It has led the way in creating innovative technology for the education and workplace sectors for the last three decades. Texthelp believes in a world where difference, disability or language are no longer barriers. The company is focused on helping all people learn, understand, and communicate through the use of digital education and accessibility tools. With over 200 million users worldwide, the Texthelp suite of products includes Read&Write, Equatio® and OrbitNote®. All of which work alongside existing platforms such as Microsoft Office and G suite, enabling them to be integrated quickly into any classroom or workplace with ease. 

N2Y is changing the lives of special education administrators and teachers, therapists, and paraprofessionals, and all the students they serve. Its award winning, research-based solutions are designed specifically to address the needs of the whole child and help unique learners meet their state’s standards. Integrated curriculum, behavior and communication solutions combined with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) development and management tool empower educators to teach and students to achieve. 

Five Arrows is the alternative assets arm of Rothschild Co and has €26 billion AuM with offices in Paris, London, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Luxembourg. With over €9 billion of assets under management, the corporate private equity business of Five Arrows is focused on investing in companies with highly defensible market positions; strong management teams; business models with high visibility of organic unit volume growth and strong unit economics; and multiple operational levers that can be used to unlock latent value. Sectors are limited to data software, technology-enabled business services and healthcare.

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