Willkie has an extensive history in all aspects of the financial services industry, representing U.S. and international banks, credit card companies, private equity funds, hedge funds, investment firms and advisers, as well as other financial institutions.


Silver Lake Technology Management: Represent Silver Lake Technology Management in defense of a putative class action brought by shareholder plaintiffs who claim that various private equity firms conspired to constrain the share price of public companies purchased through a leverage buy out.

Warburg Pincus: Represent Warburg Pincus in numerous matters relating to antitrust litigation, counseling, and compliance.

Aberdeen Asset Management: Represented London-based Aberdeen Asset Management PLC in the following transactions:

  • Arden Asset Management: Represented Aberdeen in its agreement to acquire Arden Asset Management, a hedge fund solutions provider.
  • ETF Securities U.S.: Represented Aberdeen in its acquisition of ETF Securities U.S.
  • FLAG Capital Management, LLC: Represented Aberdeen in its agreement to acquire FLAG Capital Management, a manager of private equity and real asset solutions.
  • Hark Capital: Represented Aberdeen in its acquisition of Hark Capital, a specialist financing company providing loans to mid-life and end of life private equity and venture capital funds, from Enhanced Capital Group.

Aeolus Capital Management: Represented Aeolus, its founder and management team in the acquisition of a controlling interest in Aeolus by Elliott Management.

Apex Group/Custom House: Represented Apex Group, a portfolio company of Genstar Capital and one of the world's largest fund solutions providers, in its acquisition of Custom House, a leading global hedge fund administrator.  

Apex Group/M.M.Warburg & CO: Represented Apex Group on its acquisition of Warburg’s Asset Management and Servicing Business in Luxembourg.  

Aquiline Capital Partners/Genstar Capital/Ascensus: Represented Aquiline Capital Partners and Genstar Capital in their acquisition of Ascensus, the country’s largest independent service provider of retirement and college savings plans, from private investment firm J.C. Flowers & Co.

Asset International/Market Metrics, Matrix Solutions: Represented Genstar Capital portfolio company Asset International in its acquisition of Market Metrics and Matrix Solutions from FactSet.

Colony Capital/HB2 Energy: Represented Colony Capital in its joint venture with HB2 Energy to form Colony HB2 Energy, an energy-focused investment management platform.

Colony Capital/NorthStar: Represented Colony Capital in its $17 billion merger of equals with NorthStar Asset Management Group Inc. and NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. to create Colony NorthStar, Inc., with $58 billion of assets under management.

Cowen Group, Inc.: Represented Cowen, a leading diversified financial services firm, in the following transactions:

  • CEFC China: Represented Cowen in a $100 million equity investment (and $175 million debt financing) by CEFC China.
  • Concept Capital Markets: Represented Cowen in its agreement to acquire Concept Capital Markets, a leading independent provider of prime brokerage services.
  • Conifer Securities: Represented Cowen in its agreement to acquire Conifer Securities the prime services division of Conifer Financial Services LLC.
  • Convergex: Represented Cowen in its acquisition of Convergex, a leading agency-focused global brokerage and trading related services provider, from private equity firm GTCR, Bank of New York Mellon and other equity holders for $116 million.
  • CRT Capital: Represented Cowen in its acquisition of CRT Capital’s credit products, credit research, special situations and emerging market units.
  • Quarton International: Represented Cowen in its agreement to acquire privately held Quarton International, a leading global financial advisory company serving the middle market.

Deutsche Bank Asset & Wealth Management: Represented Deutsche Bank Asset & Wealth Management in the following transactions:

  • iCapital Network: Represented Deutsche in its agreement to sell its US Private Equity Access Fund Platform to iCapital Network.
  • Raymond James Financial: Represented Deutsche in its agreement to sell its U.S. Private Client Services unit to Raymond James Financial.

Dyal Capital/HPS Investment Partners: Represented Dyal Capital Partners, a division of Neuberger Berman, in connection with its acquisition of a minority equity stake in HPS Investment Partners, a leading global credit investment manager with over $45 billion in assets under management.

Franklin Templeton Investments/Benefit Street Partners: Represented Franklin Templeton Investments in its acquisition of alternative credit manager Benefit Street Partners.

Genstar Capital: Represented Genstar Capital in its acquisition related transactions with the following companies:

  • AFO-2: Represented Genstar and Apex on the acquisition, with SALU Capital and Inlife Holding, of Luxembourg private equity fund AFO-2.
  • Apex Group: Represented Genstar in its agreement to recapitalize independent fund administrator Apex Fund Services.
  • Case Interactive Media/Asset International: Represented Genstar in its acquisition of Case Interactive Media/Asset International, a leading provider of data, information and marketing solutions to the global asset management industry.
  • Cetera Financial: Represented Genstar in its agreement to acquire a majority stake in Cetera Financial Group, a leading network of nearly 8,000 financial advisors.
  • Deutsche Bank Alternative Fund Services Business: Represented Genstar and Apex in Apex’s agreement to acquire the Deutsche Bank Alternative Fund Services business. 
  • Equinoxe: Represented Genstar in its agreement to acquire Equinoxe Alternative Investment Services.
  • Ipes: Represented Genstar and Apex on the acquisition of Ipes, a private equity fund administrator with operations in Europe, from Silverfleet Capital.
  • ISS: Represented Genstar, in partnership with management, in its acquisition of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) from Vestar Capital Partners for $720 million.
  • Link Asset Services: Represented Genstar and Apex in the acquisition of the corporate and private clients business of Link Asset Services, a division of the Australian listed Link Group.
  • Mercer Advisors: Represented Genstar in its agreement to acquire a majority interest in Mercer Advisors, a leading registered investment advisor.

GoldenTree Asset Management/HSH Nordbank/Private Investor-Led Consortium: Represented GoldenTree Asset Management as part of an investor-led consortium in the acquisition of German state bank HSH Nordbank for €1 billion.

Ivory Investment Management/Affiliated Managers Group: Represented Ivory Investment Management, a U.S.-based hedge fund manager, in its sale of a minority interest to Affiliated Managers Group.

Mercer Advisors/Kanaly Holdings: Represented Mercer Advisors, a portfolio company of Genstar Capital, in its acquisition of Kanaly Holdings, creating one of the largest U.S. independent wealth managers.

Neuberger Berman/Cartesian: Represented investment manager Neuberger Berman in its acquisition of insurance-linked strategies manager Cartesian Re (developed as a portfolio company of Cartesian Capital Group) and affiliated reinsurer Iris Re.  

OppenheimerFunds/VTL Associates: Represented OppenheimerFunds in its acquisition of VTL Associates, which manages $1.7 billion for investors across eight exchange traded funds (ETFs) and its separate accounts.

PAI Partners: Represented PAI Partners on the closing of its inaugural €920 million PAI Mid-Market Fund (PAI MMF).

Stonyrock Partners/Jefferies/Leucadia Asset Management: Represented the founders of Stonyrock Partners in formation of new investment firm targeting alternative managers focused on private equity, credit, hedge fund, and venture capital investments.

Victory Capital Management: Represented Victory Capital Management Inc. in the following transactions:

  • Compass EMP: Represented Victory in its acquisition of Compass Efficient Model Portfolios, LLC.
  • Harvest Volatility Management: Represented Victory in its deal to acquire Harvest Volatility, one of the world’s leading derivative asset management firms, with approximately $12 billion in assets under management.
  • Munder Capital Management: Represented Victory in its acquisition of Munder Capital Management.
  • RS Investments: Represented Victory in its agreement to acquire RS Investments from The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America.
  • USAA Asset Management Company: Represented Victory in its deal to acquire USAA Asset Management Company.

Virtus Investment Partners/RidgeWorth Investments: Represented Virtus Investment Partners in its agreement to acquire RidgeWorth Investments, a multi-boutique asset management firm, as well as in the related financing.

Wealthfront/UBS: Represented Wealthfront on regulatory matters relating to its $1.4 billion sale to UBS.

Bank of America, N.A./Patriot Coal Corporation: Represent Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent under Patriot’s prepetition first lien credit facility, as administrative agent and letter of credit issuer under Patriot’s $302 million “second out” DIP letter of credit facility, and as a joint lead arranger and letter of credit issuer under Patriot’s $500 million “first out” DIP revolving credit and term loan facility.

Monarch: Represented creditor Monarch (f/k/a/ Quadrangle) in the chapter 11 case of Calpine.

Monarch Alternative Capital LP: Represented Monarch Alternative Capital LP in connection with its numerous financings, complex claims acquisitions, investment vehicle formations, swap transactions, joint ventures, distressed investment opportunities and arbitrage advice.

Monarch Alternative Capital LP, Stonehill Capital Management LLC, Bayview Fund Management LLC, CQS ABS Master Fund Limited and CQS ABS Alpha Master Fund Limited: Represent substantial RMBS investors in connection with the chapter 11 cases of Residential Capital, LLC and its affiliated debtors (“ResCap”) and the state insurance law rehabilitation proceedings of Federal Guaranty Insurance Corporation (“FGIC”).

Bayerische Hypo-und Vereinsbank AG: Represented the syndicate banks led by JPMorgan and Lehman Brothers in the capital increase by way of rights issue of Bayerische Hypo- und Vereinsbank AG.

CURO Group Holdings Corp.: Represented CURO, a technology-enabled highly diversified consumer finance company, in its $690 million offering of 8.250% Senior Secured Notes due 2025 and its $93 million IPO. Also represented CURO and the selling stockholders in a secondary offering of common stock.

FIS: Represented Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. (FIS) in its:

  • $2.5 billion of senior notes public offering.
  • approximately $8.2 billion (equivalent) multi-tranche senior notes offerings.
  • approximately $2.9 billion multi-tranche senior notes offering and concurrent tender offers. 

Franklin Templeton: Represented Franklin Templeton in its public offering of $750 million aggregate principal amount of 1.600% Notes due 2030.

Victory Capital: Represented Victory Capital in its $136 million secondary offering.

Virtus Investment Partners: Represented Virtus Investment Partners in the public offerings of common stock and mandatory convertible preferred stock in connection with its acquisition of RidgeWorth Investments.

American Express: Advised with respect to customer and employee data security breaches and compliance with federal, state, and international data breach notification laws. Also advised client on GLBA, FCRA/FACT Act, CAN-SPAM, and a wide range of other federal and state data privacy and security laws in connection with the launch of many consumer products and services.

CMA CGM: Advised on its €1.05 billion loan arranged by a consortium of three banks (BNP Paribas, HSBC and Société Générale) as part of France's state-guaranteed loan scheme established in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Netspend: Provided senior executive representation on employment matters for Austin, Texas-based Netspend, a processing and marketing services provider for private and proprietary MasterCard and Visa prepaid debit cards.

Patriarch Partners: Provided senior executive representation for Patriarch, a private equity firm specializing in the takeover of distressed manufacturers.

Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Fund, Inc.: Advised Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Fund, Inc. in connection with its $600 million revolving credit facility and its $200 million term loan facility.

Bank of America: Represented Bank of America as Agent Bank for $1.5 billion financing to Host Hotels & Resorts.

Green Tree Credit Solutions: Advised Green Tree Credit Solutions, a portfolio company of Centerbridge Partners, in connection with its $380 million senior secured financing led by Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse.

Marsh McLennan: Willkie represented the underwriters in Marsh McLennan’s $600 million senior notes offering.

Associated Community Bancorp, Inc.: Representing Connecticut-based Associated Community Bancorp, Inc. and its banking subsidiaries (together, “Associated”) in an insurance coverage dispute with St. Paul Mercury Insurance Company (“St. Paul”), Associated’s professional liability insurance carrier.

In re Bennett Companies Investors Litigation: Represented defendant broker in a $570 million securities class action arising out of alleged accounting irregularities and Ponzi scheme at Bennett Funding.

Financial Institution’s Independent Directors: Advised the independent directors of a top ten financial institution on the review of the company's compensation policies, procedures and programs and subsequent response to a shareholder demand letter alleging that the company's director and executive compensation was based on “false economic metrics,” resulting in unjust enrichment of the executives and directors.

First Union Securities, Inc. v. Brandes Investment Partners, L.P.: Advised defendant in arbitration before AAA in New York involving claims of improper execution of trading instructions.

Global DirectMail v. Royal Bank of Canada: Represented Royal Bank, Canada's largest financial institution, in a contract dispute.

Hedge Fund: Successfully represented a leading hedge fund in a trademark infringement case in federal district court and in parallel trademark opposition proceedings in the patent office against another hedge fund.

Janus Capital Group, Inc. v. First Derivative Traders: Represented the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and submitted an amicus brief concerning the scope of an investment advisor’s liability for false statements under Section 10(b).

Lehman Executive: Representing a former senior Lehman executive in DOJ, SEC, and Lehman bankruptcy examiner investigations stemming from Lehman’s collapse.

Merrill Lynch: Representing the former CFO of Merrill Lynch in multiple class action and derivative litigations and governmental investigations stemming from Merrill Lynch’s subprime announcements.

Morgan Stanley, Zoe Cruz: Represented the former co-president of Morgan Stanley in a number of matters relating to losses suffered by the global financial services firm in connection with the sub-prime crisis, including ERISA, shareholder derivative and class action litigation, in addition to shareholder derivative litigation related to executive compensation. Willkie also represented Ms. Cruz in the board’s investigation into the matters.

Northwater Capital Management: Representing this hedge fund in DOJ and SEC investigations relating to hundreds of millions of dollars in losses it suffered in a Ponzi scheme led by Thomas Petters in Minnesota, and in civil litigation seeking to recoup those losses.

Public Company Investment Bank, Asset Managers: Representing a public company investment bank that is a leading asset manager of Collateralized Debt Obligations in numerous simultaneous, potentially franchise-threatening investigations into the CDO industry by the SEC, FINRA, the New York Attorney General and the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission concerning the structuring, sale and management of various complex financial vehicles.

Putnam Investments, Inc.: Served as counsel to Putnam in connection with internal investigations relating to accounting and financial reporting practices and related SEC and DOJ investigations.

In re The Bear Stearns Companies Inc. Securities, Derivative, and ERISA Litigation, No. 08-CV-2793 (S.D.N.Y.): Represented Bear Stearns senior official in class actions and related matters arising out of writedowns of subprime-related financial instruments and events leading to acquisition by JPMorgan.

Aegon/Wilton Re: Represented Aegon in its deal to sell its two largest U.S. run-off businesses, pursuant to which Aegon's Transamerica life subsidiaries will reinsure $14 billion of liabilities to affiliates of Wilton Re US Holding Inc.

AIG/Validus: Represented Perella Weinberg as financial advisor to AIG in a $5.6 billion acquisition of reinsurer Validus.

AlixPartners/Galt & Company: Represented AlixPartners in its acquisition of management consulting firm Galt & Company.

AlixPartners/Zolfo Cooper: Represented global consulting firm AlixPartners on its acquisition of independent financial advisory and interim management firm Zolfo Cooper.  

Alleghany/Pacific Compensation/CopperPoint: Represented Alleghany Corporation in the $150 million sale of Pacific Compensation Insurance Company, an underwriter of workers' compensation insurance, to CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company.

Allied World/Fairfax Financial: Represented Allied World in its agreement to be acquired by Fairfax Financial for $4.9 billion in cash and stock.

American Portfolios Financial Services, Inc./Advisor Group: Represented American Portfolios Financial Services, Inc. in its acquisition by Advisor Group, a leading network of independent wealth management firms.

AmTrust Financial Services: Represented the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. in AmTrust’s sale to Stone Point Capital, the CEO and the Karfunkel Family.

Apex Group/FundAdminChain: Advised Apex Group in the acquisition of a majority stake in FundAdminChain.

Apex Group Ltd. and Genstar/TA Associates: Represented Apex Group Ltd. and Genstar Capital in the significant minority investment by TA Associates in Apex, a Genstar portfolio company.

Apex Group/Genstar Capital/Tzur Capital: Represented Genstar Capital and its portfolio company Apex Group on the acquisition and financing of Tzur Capital Management Ltd.

Aquiline Capital Partners: Advised Aquiline Capital Partners, a private equity firm investing exclusively in the financial services sector, in the following transactions:

  • OSG Billing Services: Represented Aquiline in its acquisition of OSG Billing Services to create an omni-channel customer communications hub.
  • Relation Insurance: Represented Aquiline its agreement to acquire Relation Insurance Services, one of the largest independent insurance brokers in the United States, from private equity firms Parthenon Capital and Century Equity Partners. 
  • Simply Business: Advised Aquiline in its acquisition of Simply Business, the UK’s biggest business insurance provider. Also represented Simply Business and its shareholders (including Aquiline) in its subsequent sale of Simply Business to Travelers Companies, Inc. for approximately $490 million.
  • Stone Point Capital/Consilio/Xact Data Discovery: Represented Aquiline Capital Partners in its acquisition of Xact Data Discovery, and the subsequent merger of eDiscovery companies Xact and Consilio.
  • Aquiline Capital Partners/SurePoint Technologies: Represented Aquiline in its investment in SurePoint Technologies.
  • Togetherwork/GI Partners: Represented Aquiline and Togetherwork on the sale of group management software and payments provider Togetherwork to GI Partners.
  • Wellington Insurance Group: Represented Aquiline in its majority investment in Wellington Insurance Group, an insurance risk distribution and financial services organization.

Ascensus/Genstar Capital/Aquiline Capital Partners/Atlas Merchant Capital: Represented Ascensus, owned by Genstar Capital and Aquiline Capital Partners, in connection with the addition of new investors, led by Atlas Merchant Capital LLC, to the ownership group.

Ascensus/Genstar Capital/Aquiline Capital Partners/Atlas Merchant Capital Stone Point/GIC: Represented Ascensus and its two main private equity owners, Aquiline and Genstar, in the sale of Ascensus to Stone Point Capital and GIC.

Aspen Insurance/Apollo Funds: Represented Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited in its agreement to be acquired by certain investment funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, a leading global alternative investment manager, for $2.6 billion.

AssetMark, Inc./Huatai Securities: Advised AssetMark in its purchase by Huatai Securities from Aquiline Capital Partners and Genstar Capital, which was named “M&A Deal of the Year” at the 2017 IFLR Americas Awards.

Asset International/Market Metrics, Matrix Solutions: Represented Genstar Capital portfolio company Asset International in its acquisition of Market Metrics and Matrix Solutions from FactSet.

Assurant/The Warranty Group: Represented Assurant, Inc., a premier global provider of risk management solutions, in its $2.5 billion acquisition of The Warranty Group, a leading global provider of protection plans and related programs.

Avenue/Itaú Unibanco: Represented Avenue, a leading U.S. brokerage for Brazilian investors, in its sale of an initial 35% stake, and subsequent controlling stake, to Itaú Unibanco.

Bantleon AG/Warburg Invest AG: Represented Bantleon AG on the acquisition of Warburg Invest AG.

BB&T Corporation/Regions Insurance Group: Represented BB&T Corporation in its agreement to acquire Regions Insurance Group from Regions Financial Corporation.

BB&T Corporation/Swett & Crawford: Represented BB&T Corporation in its acquisition of Swett & Crawford from Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford for $500 million in cash.

BISAM/Aquiline Capital Partners/FactSet: Advised BISAM Technologies S.A. and the sellers, led by Aquiline Capital Partners, in the sale of BISAM to FactSet for $205.2 million.

BNP Paribas Cardif/Scotiabank: Represented BNP Paribas Cardif in the negotiation of a long-term bancassurance strategic alliance in Latin America with Scotiabank.

Cetera Financial Group/Securian Financial Group: Advised Cetera Financial Group, a portfolio company of Genstar Capital, in its acquisition of the retail wealth business of Securian Financial Group.

Cetera Financial Group/Voya Financial: Represented Cetera in its acquisition of the independent financial planning channel of Voya Financial Advisors.

CIP Capital/TPG Capital/P20 Global Holdings: Represented CIP Capital in its sale to an affiliate of TPG Capital of a majority of its interest in P20 Global Holdings, Inc., a leading provider of certain employer of record, payroll and benefits services.

Citizens Financial/DH Capital: Represented Citizens Financial Group, Inc. in its acquisition of private investment banking firm DH Capital LLC.

CoAdvantage/SourcePointe: Represented PE-backed CoAdvantage in its acquisition of SourcePointe, a provider of outsourced HR services.

Compliance Solutions Strategies/AMFINE: Represented CIP Capital portfolio company Compliance Solutions Strategies (CSS), a leading RegTech platform serving software clients in the financial services vertical, in its acquisition of AMFINE, a provider of SaaS-based regulatory reporting services to European asset managers, asset servicers and insurers.

Covius/Chronos Solutions: Represented Covius, a portfolio company of Aquiline Capital Partners, in its acquisition of Chronos Solutions' credit, verification, REO and auction businesses.

Covius/Nationwide Title Clearing: Represented private equity-owned Covius in its acquisition Nationwide Title Clearing.

Diligent Corporation/Galvanize: Represented Diligent in its acquisition of Galvanize, a SaaS governance, risk, and compliance software provider.

Diligent Corporation/Steele Compliance Solutions: Represented Diligent in its acquisition of Steele Compliance Solutions, Inc., an ethics and compliance SaaS provider.

Eaton Vance WaterOak Advisors/CI Financial Corp./Pathstone: Represented Eaton Vance WaterOak Advisors on the acquisitions of its investment advisory and wealth management business by CI Financial Corp. and Pathstone.

Empower Retirement/Personal Capital: Represented digital wealth management company Personal Capital in its acquisition by Empower Retirement, one of the country’s largest retirement services providers.

eToro Group/Gatsby: Represented eToro Group, the multi-asset social investment network, in its acquisition of options trading platform Gatsby.

Fenergo/Insight Partners/Astorg/Bridgepoint: Represented Fenergo in its sale by Insight Partners to Astorg and Bridgepoint.

FIFS Holdings Corp./First Investors Financial Services Group/Gallatin Point Capital: Represented First Investors in its sale to Gallatin Point Capital.

Finance of America/FarmOp Capital: Represented Finance of America Holdings in its acquisition of a minority stake in FarmOp Capital, a specialty finance company providing working capital loans to farm operators.  

FIS/CapcoCD&R: Represented Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. (FIS), a global leader in financial services technology, in its $477 million sale of a majority stake in Capco, its management consulting business, to private investment firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice.

FIS/SunGard: Represented FIS in its acquisition of SunGard, a leading financial software company, in a deal valued at $9.1 billion. Also represented FIS in its sale of SunGard’s Public Sector and Education businesses to Vista Equity Partners for $850 million.

FIS/Worldpay: Represented FIS in its $42 billion agreement to merge with Worldpay, Inc., a global leader in eCommerce and payments.

Fortress Investment Group/SoftBank Group: Represented Morgan Stanley as financial advisor to Fortress Investment Group in its $3.3 billion acquisition by SoftBank Group.

Franklin Templeton/BNY Alcentra Group: Represented Franklin Templeton in its acquisition of BNY Alcentra Group, a leading European credit and private debt manager, from The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation. 

Franklin Templeton/Lexington Partners: Represented Franklin Templeton in its $1.75 billion acquisition of Lexington Partners, a manager of secondary private equity and co-investment funds.

FTV Capital/Centaur: Represented FTV Capital on the sale of its majority stake in Centaur, a global provider of fund administration services, to Waystone.

Genstar Capital/Apex Group/Banco Modal: Represented Genstar Capital and its portfolio company Apex Group in its acquisition of Banco Modal’s Alternative Fund Administration business in Brazil (MAF).

Genstar Capital/Apex Group/BRL Trust Investimentos: Represented Genstar Capital and its portfolio company Apex Group in its acquisition of BRL Trust Investimentos, a leading independent fund administrator in Brazil

Genstar Capital/Apex Group/FundRock: Represented Genstar Capital and its portfolio company Apex Group in the acquisition by Apex of FundRock Management Company SA and FundRock Partners Ltd.

Genstar Capital/Cerity Partners: Advised Genstar Capital in its investment in Cerity Partners, a leading independent wealth management firm.

Genstar Capital/Foreside Financial Group/ACA Group: Represented Foreside Financial Group, a portfolio company of Genstar Capital, in its acquisition of ACA Group.

Genstar Capital/Foreside Financial Group/Alaric Compliance Services: Represented Foreside Financial Group, a portfolio company of Genstar Capital, in its acquisition of Alaric Compliance Services.

Genstar Capital/Foreside Financial Group/Lovell Minnick Partners: Represented Genstar Capital in its agreement to acquire a majority stake in Foreside Financial Group.

Genstar Capital/Institutional Shareholder Services Inc./Deutsche Börse: Represented ISS and Genstar Capital in Genstar’s sale of ISS to Deutsche Börse for $2.275 billion.

Genstar Capital/Numerix: Represented Genstar Capital in its acquisition of Numerix, the leader in capital markets risk management technology.

Genstar Capital/Sphera/Blackstone: Represented Sphera and Genstar in Genstar’s $1.4 billion sale of Sphera, a leading provider of ESG software, data, and consulting services, to Blackstone.

IK Investment/iM Global Partner: Represented IK Investment Partners on its investment in iM Global Partner, a global network dedicated to asset management. 

Insight Partners/Banked: Represented Insight Partners on its minority investment in UK fintech company Banked.

Insight Partners/Five Arrows/Kpler: Represented Insight Partners on its minority investment, together with Five Arrows, in Kpler.

Insight Partners/Genesis Global Technology Limited: Represented Insight Partners on its Series C investment in financial markets software company Genesis Global Technology Limited.

Insight Partners/Pollinate: Represented Insight Partners in connection with a $50 million funding round in Pollinate.

Insight Partners/Qonto: Represented Insight Partners on its Series D investment in Qonto, a France-based online bank for businesses.

KKR/Global Atlantic: Represented KKR in its acquisition of retirement and life insurance company Global Atlantic for $4.4 billion.

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners/Global Loan Agency Services: Represented Levine Leichtman Capital Partners on its investment in Global Loan Agency Services (GLAS).

Ministry Brands/Reverence Capital Partners: Represented Ministry Brands in a majority investment from Reverence Capital Partners.

Nephila/Markel: Represented Nephila Holdings Limited, the pre-eminent insurance-linked securities manager in the world, in its agreement to be acquired by Markel.

Ontellus/Aquiline Capital Partners/The CapStreet Group: Represented leading record retrieval provider Ontellus, a portfolio company of The CapStreet Group, in its acquisition by Aquiline Capital Partners.

Orion Advisor Solutions/Brinker Capital: Represented investment management company Brinker Capital in its merger with Orion Advisor Solutions to create a combined technology and TAMP platform for financial advisors.

Orion Advisor Solutions/Redtail Technology: Represented Orion Advisor Solutions in its acquisition of Redtail Technology, a leading web-based CRM software firm serving the wealth management industry.

Orion Advisor Solutions/TownSquare Capital: Represented Orion Advisor Solutions in its acquisition of TownSquare Capital, a boutique, full-service investment and trading platform.

OSG Billing Services/Microdynamics Group: Represented OSG Billing Services in its acquisition of Microdynamics Group, a provider of integrated, multichannel transactional print and electronic solutions.  

OSG Billing Services/NCP Solutions: Represented OSG Billing Services, a portfolio company of Aquiline Capital Partners, in the acquisition of NCP Solutions, a provider of outsourced transactional communications for the financial services industry.

RevSpring/Loyale Healthcare: Represented Loyale Healthcare, a leading provider of patient payment and engagement solutions, in its acquisition by RevSpring.

Rockefeller Financial Services/Gregory Fleming/Viking Global Investors: Represented Rockefeller Financial Services, Inc., the parent company of Rockefeller & Co., in a deal with financial services executive Gregory J. Fleming to form Rockefeller Capital Management (backed by Viking Global Investors LP), an independent financial services firm focused on wealth management, asset management and strategic advisory.

Royal Bank of Scotland/Banco Santander SA: Represented Royal Bank of Scotland in the acquisition of Santander’s credit card business.

Securitas Capital/Nascent Group: Counseled Securitas, the private equity fund sponsored by Swiss Re, on its investments in Nascent Group, a financial services group operating in Italy, Ireland and Luxembourg.

SimpleNexus/nCino: Represented SimpleNexus, a leading developer of mobile-first technology for the modern mortgage lender, in its $1.2 billion acquisition by nCino, the worldwide leader in cloud banking.

Simplicity Group Holdings/Aquiline Capital Partners/Lee Equity Partners: Represented Simplicity in its sale by Aquiline Capital Partners and management to Lee Equity Partners.

Sixth Street: Represented Sixth Street and BGH Capital in the acquisition of Pushpay Holdings Limited.

SourceHOV Holdings, Inc./Novitex Holdings, Inc./Quinpario Acquisition Corp.: Represented SourceHOV in its $2.8 billion merger agreement with Novitex and Quinpario to form Exela Technologies. 

Strategic Insight/BrightScope: Represented Genstar Capital portfolio company Strategic Insight, formerly known as Asset International, in its acquisition of BrightScope, the leading provider of retirement plan, sales and distribution data.

Stone Point Capital/AIG: Represented Stone Point Capital in the formation of an independent Managing General Agency with AIG serving High Net Worth and Ultra High Net Worth markets.

Temenos/Kony: Represented Kony Inc., the fast growing U.S. #1 digital banking SaaS company, in its acquisition by Switzerland-based banking software company Temenos for up to $580 million.

Union Square Ventures/ADDI: Represented Union Square Ventures in a Series B investment for Latin America digital lender ADDI.

Victory Capital/THB Asset Management: Represented Victory Capital in its acquisition of THB Asset Management.

Victory Capital/WestEnd Advisors: Represented Victory Capital in its acquisition of WestEnd Advisors for $480 million.

Weinberg Capital Partners/REALEASE Capital: Represented Weinberg Capital Partners in the sale of its majority stake in REALEASE Capital to Qualium Investissement.

Westwood Holdings Group, Inc./Salient Partners, L.P.: Represented Westwood Holdings Group, Inc. in its acquisition of the asset management business of Salient Partners, L.P.

Zurich Insurance Group: Represented Zurich Insurance Group in the following acquisitions:

  • Cover-More/Travel Ace/Universal Assistance: Represented Zurich in its agreement to acquire 19 travel assistance providers in Latin America, positioning its Cover-More Group as the leader in global travel insurance and assistance in the region.
  • EuroAmerica: Represented Zurich in its acquisition of the individual and group life insurance businesses and the long-term savings operations of EuroAmerica in Chile. 
  • QBE: Represented Zurich in its agreement to acquire Australian insurer QBE in Latin America for $409 million.

Eaton Vance: Served as special tax counsel to Eaton Vance on the product design and offerings (including on how its structure evolved to deal with market changes), on a new type of publicly traded investment product designed to provide the tax benefits of structured notes without the credit risk embedded in structured note products.

Zurich Financial Services Group/Farmers Group (RegCaPS): Advised Zurich on the offering of $1.25 billion of hybrid securities designed to provide subordinated capital qualifying for (i) dividends received deduction to U.S. corporate holders (i.e., equity treatment) and (ii) interest deductions to Swiss parent (i.e., debt treatment).

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