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Willkie has extensive experience in the area of IT, software and technology, representing computer and software companies around the world in all stages of their life cycles – investment, M&A, IP and litigation.

Experience

  • Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Citigroup, BofA Securities and the other underwriters in the $577 million initial public offering of Ibotta, Inc.
  • Xerox Holdings Corporation in the concurrent offerings of $350 million of convertible senior notes and $500 million of senior notes and a related tender offer.
  • Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. in its $1 billion senior notes offering.
  • CURO, a technology-enabled highly diversified consumer finance company, and the selling stockholders in a secondary offering of common stock. 
  • CURO in its $690 million offering of 8.250% Senior Secured Notes due 2025.
  • Exela Technologies, Inc. on its exchange of its Common Stock for 6.00% Series B Cumulative Convertible Perpetual Preferred Stock. 
  • FIS in the following offerings:
    • public offering of $2.5 billion of senior notes. 
    • approximately $2.9 billion multi-tranche senior notes offering and concurrent tender offers. 
    • approximately US$8.2 billion (equivalent) multi-tranche senior notes offerings. 
  • Insight Partners affiliates as selling stockholders in nCino’s $555 million secondary public offering of common stock (NASDAQ: NCNO). 
  • Nomura in the bond issue by KfW, a German government-owned development bank based in Frankfurt. The option was to exchange the bond into shares of Bonn-based Deutsche Post AG, successor to the German mail authority Deutsche Bundespost. 
  • Insight Partners in its $294 million secondary offering of 9.2 million shares of common stock of Tenable Holdings (Nasdaq: TENB). 
     

  • Blackstone Credit in connection with financing for Permira’s approximately $5.8 billion take-private of Mimecast Limited. 
  • BMO Sponsor Finance in financing the acquisition of Datametica by Onix, a portfolio company of Tailwind Capital.
  • BMO Sponsor Finance in financing the acquisition of Kantola Training Solutions by Traliant, a portfolio company of PSG.
  • Investcorp Technology Partners in the financing of its acquisition of software solutions firm NetRom. 
  • Investec Bank plc as lender on the financing for the acquisition of a majority stake in Theobald Software GmbH by funds advised by Bregal Unternehmerkapital. 
  • learnd SE, a leading provider of building management systems, on financing for its acquisitions of BGES Group and Ashdown Group.
  • Platinum Equity on the bank and bond financing of its $2.74 billion acquisition of Cision Ltd. 
  • A syndicate of lenders in a $123.5 million term loan acquisition financing to a borrower formed to be an owner and operator of fully integrated environmentally clean bitcoin mining facilities in the United States.

  • BlackFin Capital Partners in the successful closing of its first venture capital fund, BlackFin Tech 1, which is a €180 million fund dedicated to European Fintechs, Insurtechs and Regtechs. The fund reached its hard cap and surpassed its initial targeted amount of €150 million.
  • Bpifrance, the state-owned French bank, in the €140 million fundraising of the Digital Fund of Fund, which will invest in capital-innovation funds (from pre-start to growth) in the digital transformation, in “Smart City” and in FinTech in Europe, in the U.S. and in Asia.
  • Bridge Growth Partners in connection with various strategic matters and the formation of its inaugural fund ($410 million) focused on private equity investments in middle market companies in the technology and financial services sector.
  • Insight Partners in connection with all of its fund formation matters. We most recently represented Insight in the formation of its twelfth flagship fund, Fund XII, together with a dedicated co-investment fund that will participate in certain investments alongside the flagship fund, with total capital commitments in excess of $20 billion. The funds will be used to invest in global high-growth technology, software and Internet businesses. Collectively, we have represented Insight in connection with the formation of funds totaling over $55 billion in commitments.
     

  • Successfully defended a semiconductor manufacturer in an ITC investigation that was one of many federal court and ITC actions by the patent holder against the industry. Following a one-week hearing, the judge issued an initial determination for the manufacturer that found the asserted patent invalid, unenforceable and not infringed. After the Commission affirmed the initial determination, the patent holder discontinued its ITC case and withdrew its parallel infringement case in federal district court.
  • Successfully represented a major electronics company in two cases in federal district court in asserting its patents relating to a fundamental integrated circuit communication protocol against seven major chip manufacturers. Both cases settled, with the client receiving tens of millions of dollars in past damages and licensing fees going forward.
  • Drafted and negotiated complex Internet agreements for Bloomberg, L.P., F.A.O. Schwarz, Medassets and other internet clients involving linking, co-branding, framing, and Web page hosting, as well as the delivery of electronic content via cable systems, satellite, cable modems, and DSL. We also routinely develop general terms of service for clients’ Web sites and advise clients on various Internet law issues, such as the enforceability of click-wrap, shrink-wrap and browse-wrap licenses; online copyright issues and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act; Internet content regulation; online defamation; digital signatures; and export controls on encryption software.
  • Negotiated a master relationship agreement between Bloomberg and IBM concerning development of a platform compatible with a bulk market data delivery system.
  • Successfully represented Philips in enforcing patents forming the basis for a successful licensing program covering an industry standard for communication between integrated circuit chips.
  • Bloomberg LLP in defending a patent infringement action alleging that Bloomberg’s trading systems use infringing data compression algorithms. Successfully obtained transfer of action from Eastern District of Texas to Southern District of New York, and stay of action at close of expert discovery to allow related actions against stock exchanges to proceed to trial first.
     

  • Goldman, Sachs & Co., Morgan Stanley, and several other underwriters in purported securities class action litigation filed in connection with Blue Apron’s initial public offering (claims against clients were dismissed).

  • 3i Group on its investment in MAIT GmbH, a leading provider of innovative and pioneering digital solutions in the DACH region. 
  • A2iA in connection with its acquisition by Mitek, a global leader in digital identity verification solutions. 
  • U.S. cloud-based software vendor Acumatica in its sale to EQT. 
  • Accuserve Solutions, a portfolio company of Aquiline Capital Partners, on a majority investment from Flexpoint Ford.
  • Affinitiv, Inc., a portfolio company of CIP Capital, in its merger with Loop LLC (dba AutoLoop), creating the largest provider of data-driven marketing and software solutions exclusively focused on the automotive customer lifecycle. 
  • Alpega Group, a leading global logistics software company based in Belgium, in its acquisition of wtransnet, the leading freight exchange in Spain and Portugal. 
  • Analytic Partners in connection with an investment by funds affiliated with Onex Corporation. 
  • Anaqua, the leading provider of innovation and IP management, in its sale to Astorg, a leading European private equity firm. 
  • Apex Group Ltd., a Genstar Capital portfolio company, in the acquisition of real estate service provider Retransform.
  • Appriss, a portfolio company of Insight Partners and Clearlake, in its acquisition of PatientPing, a care collaboration software provider , and in its sale of Appriss Insights, LLC, a wholly owned business unit, to Equifax, Inc. for $1.825 billion. 
  • Aquiline Capital Partners and portfolio company Fullsteam, a leading payments and software company, in a significant investment from Aquiline and the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority.
  • Aquiline Capital Partners in its acquisition of Xact Data Discovery and subsequent merger of eDiscovery companies Xact and Consilio, and in its investment in SurePoint Technologies. 
  • Aquiline Capital Partners and Togetherwork on the sale of group management software and payments provider Togetherwork to GI Partners. 
  • Alpine Software Group (ASG), a portfolio company of Alpine Investors, in the following transactions:
    • its sale of ImageQuix to Charlesbank Capital Partners. 
    • its acquisition of Sierra Interactive, a residential real estate software company. 
    • its acquisition of ThinkLP, a leading provider of loss prevention and safety case, audit and analytics management software. 
  • Management of Axiom, the global leader in specialized on-demand legal talent, in a strategic investment from Permira funds. 
  • Banneker Partners and its portfolio company Versaterm Public Safety in the acquisition of CI Technologies. 
  • Banneker Partners and its portfolio company Versaterm Public Safety in the acquisition of Integrated Computer Systems.
  • Bending Spoons, a leading European technology company based in Milan, in its acquisition of Evernote. 
  • Bending Spoons on its acquisition of software company StreamYard Top Corp.
  • BigHand Inc., a portfolio company of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, in its acquisition of Iridium Technology, a legal business intelligence and analytics software provider. 
  • BISAM Technologies S.A. and the sellers, led by Aquiline Capital Partners, in the sale of BISAM to FactSet for $205.2 million. 
  • Briarwood Capital Partners in Keysight Technologies’ binding offer to key shareholders of the ESI Group, a French virtual prototyping software company.
  • Investment management company Brinker Capital in its merger with Orion Advisor Solutions to create a combined technology and TAMP platform for financial advisors.
  • Global staffing software provider Bullhorn in its acquisition of Erecruit. 
  • Bynder in its acquisition of Shutterstock's digital asset management business Webdam for $49.1 million. 
  • Calvert Street Capital Partners and its portfolio company, FDS Amplicare, a pharmacy software solutions provider, in the sale of FDS Amplicare to Omnicell. 
  • Campaign Monitor, a portfolio company of Insight Partners, on its acquisition of Selligent Holdings Limited, a B2C marketing automation platform, from HGGC. 
  • Capital Four as lender on financing of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners' investment in cleversoft, a leading European provider of regulatory software solutions to the financial services industry.
  • CapVest Partners in its acquisition of Kerridge Commercial Systems.
  • CIP Capital and its portfolio company Cisive in the sale of Cisive to GTCR. 
  • CIP Capital in its acquisition of People 2.0 Global, LP, a leading business process outsourcer in the human capital services sector, and 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. 
  • Cisco in its acquisition of cloud-activity monitoring software provider ThousandEyes Inc., and its acquisition of Voicea, a privately held company focused on voice collaboration technology that leverages the power of AI. 
  • CM Group, a portfolio company of Insight Partners, on its merger with Cheetah Digital. 
  • Compagnie Nationale à Portefeuille (CNP) on the contemplated acquisition of Collecte Localisation Satellites (CLS), an international technology company specializing in providing high value-added solutions based on satellite data. 
  • CommerceHub, a portfolio company of Insight Partners, in its acquisition of ChannelAdvisor Corporation. 
  • commercetools GmbH, a portfolio company of Insight Partners, on its acquisition of Frontastic GmbH. 
  • Compliance Solutions Strategies (CSS), a leading RegTech platform serving software clients in the financial services vertical and a CIP Capital portfolio company, in its acquisition of AMFINE, a provider of SaaS-based regulatory reporting services to European asset managers, asset servicers and insurers. 
  • Conga in its combination with Apttus to create a leading company in digital transformation for commercial operations. 
  • Court Square Capital Partners and portfolio company System1 on System1’s business combination with Trebia Acquisition Corp. 
  • Covius, a portfolio company of Aquiline Capital Partners, in its acquisition of Chronos Solutions' credit, verification, REO and auction businesses, and in its acquisition of Nationwide Title Clearing. 
  • Credit Bureau Connection, a portfolio company of the Capstreet Group, in its acquisition of CreditDriver Solutions. 
  • Datasite, a portfolio company of CapVest Partners LLP, on its acquisition of Sherpany, a board reporting and meeting management software provider.
  • Diligent, a leader in enterprise governance and a portfolio company of Insight Partners, in the following transactions:
    • its acquisition of ESG software leader Accuvio. 
    • its acquisition of Brainloop, a secure communication software provider. 
    • its investment from Clearlake Capital and Blackstone. 
    • its acquisition of Galvanize, a SaaS governance, risk, and compliance software provider. 
    • its acquisition of Steele Compliance Solutions, Inc., an ethics and compliance SaaS provider. 
  • Oil and gas data intelligence provider Drillinginfo, a portfolio company of Insight Partners, in its sale to Genstar Capital. 
  • E2open in the following transactions:
    • its acquisition of global trade management software provider Amber Road for $425 million. 
    • its $2.57 billion combination with special purpose acquisition company CC Neuberger Principal Holdings I, in which E2open became a publicly traded company. 
    • the acquisition of ocean shipping network and software provider INTTRA. 
  • EQT Growth in the acquisition of GotPhoto Company. 
  • Exclaimer Group in its acquisition of Periodic. 
  • Fenergo in its sale by Insight Partners to Astorg and Bridgepoint. 
  • FFL Partners, through its portfolio group Laurel Solutions, in the cross-border acquisition of Servelec Technologies, a market-leading UK provider of remote telemetry units, secure SCADA systems and business optimization software. 
  • FFL Partners and portfolio company ProService, a leading provider of bundled HR solutions, in the sale of ProService to Silver Lake.
  • FFL Partners in its $100 million investment in Velocity Global, in connection with Velocity Global’s acquisition of global workforce management provider iWorkGlobal. 
  • FIS in its $42 billion merger with Worldpay, Inc., the largest fintech deal ever. 
  • Fusus, a leader in real-time crime center technology, in its acquisition by Axon, the global leader in connected public safety technologies.
  • IK Investment Partners and Five Arrows Principal Investments on the sale of iad, the leading French digital network of real estate agents, to Insight Partners. 
  • Flowbird, a portfolio company of Searchlight Capital Partners, in its acquisition of YourParkingSpace, a UK parking technology company. 
  • Franklin Templeton in the acquisition of AdvisorEngine Inc., a digital wealth platform and provider of technology and consulting services. 
  • FTV Capital, 83North, Notion Capital and Kindred Capital on their Series D co-investment in Paddle, a provider of payments infrastructure for SaaS companies. 
  • FTV Capital in its investment in LogicSource, Inc., a leading provider of procurement services and technology. 
  • FTV Capital in the sale of its portfolio company Egress, a leader in adaptive cloud email security, to KnowBe4.
  • Full In Partners in its Series B investment in AutoRABIT, the leading Salesforce development, security, and operations platform provider for regulated industries, and in its sale of ServiceCore to Mainsail Partners. 
  • Fullsteam and its private equity owner Aquiline Capital Partners in a minority investment from Sixth Street. 
  • Galata Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company led by Callaway Capital, in its business combination with Marti Technologies Inc., Turkey’s leading mobility app. 
  • Austrian high-tech company Gantner, an ARDIAN portfolio company, in its acquisition of Contidata, a German market leader for cashless payment systems in company canteens. 
  • Genstar Capital in its acquisition of Numerix, the leader in capital markets risk management technology, and in its acquisition of a majority stake in OEConnection, a leading automotive technology provider for original equipment manufacturer distribution networks, from funds advised by Providence Equity Partners. 
  • Genstar Capital and its portfolio company Apex Group on its investment in blockchain technology company, Inveniam Capital Partners. 
  • Genstar Capital and Sphera in Genstar’s $1.4 billion sale of Sphera, a leading provider of ESG software, data, and consulting services, to Blackstone. 
  • HealthEquity in its acquisition of Luum, a technology platform for employee commute management. 
  • Homebot, an ASG company, in its acquisition of Quo Finance, a mobile app for first-time home buyers. 
  • Hudson’s Bay Company in connection with (i) an equity investment by Rhône Capital of $500 million in the form of 8-year mandatory convertible preferred shares, (ii) its sale of the Lord & Taylor Fifth Avenue building to WeWork Property Advisors in a transaction valued at $850 million, and (iii) agreements with WeWork to lease retail space within select HBC department stores, including Galeria Kaufhof in Frankfurt (named “Private Equity Deal of the Year” at the 2018 IFLR Americas Awards). 
  • HungerRush., a leading cloud software provider for the restaurant industry and a Capstreet portfolio company, in its acquisition of Menufy, an industry-leading online food ordering platform and network, and its acquisition of OrdrAI™, a leading text and voice ordering provider for the restaurant industry. 
  • IK Investment Partners in connection with its contemplated acquisition, through its IK VIII Fund, of a stake in Questel, a global leading provider of intellectual property information and management software and services. 
  • Illuminate Education, a portfolio company of Insight Partners, in its acquisition of FastBridge Learning. 
  • Insight Partners in a number of transactions involving:
    • its investment in Nexus Cognitive.
    • its lead Series A investment in MARKT-PILOT, a provider of spare part pricing software for machine manufacturers.
    • its investment in connection with the merger of Comply365 and Vistair Limited
    • its $4.4 billion acquisition with Clearlake Capital of cloud analytics company Alteryx Inc. 
    • its majority investment with Carlyle in Exiger, a leading provider of supply chain risk management software. 
    • its Series C investment in AssemblyAI.
    • the sale of its share in LeanIX, a market leader for enterprise architecture management, to SAP.
    • its Series A investment in Aily Labs GmbH, the developer of an AI-powered decision intelligence app for global enterprises.
    • in connection with an additional $42 million investment in Sedna, a communication platform for the maritime industry.
    • its Series B investment in Sylvera, a UK carbon data provider.
    • its portfolio company Keeper Security on Summit Partners’ equity investment in Keeper Security.
    • its investment in in Bestpass, Inc., a leading toll management and payment platform for commercial vehicles.
    • its investment in Kabal, a Norwegian logistics SaaS platform for the global energy industry.
    • the formation of Continuation Fund II with aggregate commitments of $1.3 billion.
    • the shareholder consortium on the sale of Blinks Labs GmbH (Blinkist).
    • its recommended public cash offer to the shareholders of SignUp Software AB.
    • a $70 million Series B funding round in Ably Real-Time, a data synchronization platform. 
    • Achieve3000’s sale to McGraw Hill, a portfolio company of Platinum Equity. 
    • its portfolio company AMCS’ acquisition of Quentic. 
    • Clearlake Capital’s pending equity investment in Appriss. 
    • its investment in Aptean, a leading provider of enterprise resource planning and supply chain software. 
    • its acquisition of leading enterprise IoT security firm Armis for $1.1 billion. 
    • its minority investment in UK fintech company Banked. 
    • its investment in BigPanda, Inc. as part of a $190 million Series D funding round. 
    • as part of a private investor consortium in the sale of BMC Software to KKR. 
    • its Series A investment in Buynomics GmbH, a SaaS platform to support enterprise customers with commercial decisions. 
    • its sale of Bynder, a global leader in Digital Asset Management (DAM), to Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P. 
    • its significant investment in electronic health record and practice management provider CentralReach. 
    • its investment in Checkmarx, and its subsequent sale to Hellman & Friedman for $1.15 billion, the largest sale of an application security company to date.  
    • as a lead investor in a consortium’s $690 million investment in Coda Payments. 
    • its $145 million investment in Germany’s commercetools, a leader in next-generation commerce software. 
    • a substantial investment in DistroKid, valuing the company at $1.3 billion. 
    • the sale of Duco Technology Limited to Nordic Capital. 
    • its $1.16 billion acquisition of Episerver, a leading marketing technology and digital commerce company. 
    • its growth investment in EveryAction, a leading provider of software for nonprofits and campaigns. 
    • its investment, with participation from Farview Equity Partners and existing investor Livingbridge, in Exclaimer Group, a UK-based provider of world-class email signature management solutions. 
    • its Series A investment in German automated tax return provider ExpressSteuer GmbH. 
    • its Series A investment in Fermyon Technologies, the provider of a cloud-native WebAssembly platform. 
    • its minority investment, together with Five Arrows, in Kpler. 
    • the hospitality technology merger of HotSchedules and Fourth, backed by Marlin Equity Partners and Insight.
    • its investment in Gamma Technologies, a leader in integrated multi-physics system simulation software. 
    • its Series C investment in financial markets software company Genesis Global Technology Limited. 
    • the acquisition of a majority of Israeli venture capital fund's Genesis Partners IV portfolio, which is focused on technology-driven companies. 
    • the sale of GetFeedback to SurveyMonkey. 
    • Illuminate’s acquisition of SchoolCity, IO Education and Alpine Achievement. 
    • its portfolio company Interfolio’s acquisition by Elsevier. 
    • a $200 million investment in Jama Software, a product development platform provider for companies building complex products and integrated systems. 
    • the sale of a majority stake in its portfolio company LeanTaaS to Bain Capital. 
    • its Series A investment in Leapsome GmbH. 
    • its Series Seed investment in M3ter, a metering and pricing engine for SaaS companies. 
    • a $300 million funding round for N26. 
    • as lead co-investor in an equity consortium in the acquisition of Inovalon for $7.3 billion. 
    • as co-lead investor in the $500 million Series E investment in Nuvemshop, Latin America's leading e-commerce platform with offices in Brazil, Argentina and Mexico. 
    • its investment in state and local government payment platform PayIt. 
    • its investment in PDI, a leading global provider of enterprise software solutions to the convenience retail, wholesale petroleum and logistics industries. 
    • a $50 million funding round in Pollinate. 
    • its investment in Latin American fintech company, Pomelo. 
    • its investment in Precisely, a leader in data integrity software. 
    • its investment in Property Brands, a leading provider of property management technology solutions. 
    • its Series D investment in Qonto, a France-based online bank for businesses. 
    • its acquisition of threat intelligence company Recorded Future for $780 million. 
    • its Series A investment in B2B collaboration platform Reveal. 
    • its partnership with HBC to launch Saks as a standalone ecommerce business, and its $500 million minority equity investment in Saks. 
    • its Series B investment in SEDNA, an intelligent communications system for high-performance teams. 
    • its Series B investment in incident automation company Shoreline.io. 
    • its acquisition with Stone Point Capital of real estate data firm CoreLogic for approximately $6 billion. 
    • its Series A investment in carbon offset ratings provider Sylvera. 
    • the sale of Thycotic to TPG Global. 
    • its investment in open banking platform Tink. 
    • its Series A investment in TradeLink, the operator of a supply chain collaboration platform.
    • its Series A investment in Vanti Analytics, a provider of AI solutions for manufacturers. 
    • its acquisition, with Genstar Capital, of Vector Solutions. 
    • a $500 million investment by Insight in Veeam and Insight's later acquisition of Veeam for $5 billion. 
    • Workforce’s significant equity investment received from Evergreen Coast Capital. 
  • Insightful Science, a portfolio company of Insight Partners, in its acquisition of Dotmatics, a scientific informatics software and services company. 
  • IO Data Centers LLC, a leading colocation data center services provider, in the sale of its business to Iron Mountain Incorporated for a purchase price of $1.34 billion. 
  • Kaleyra, Inc., a leading provider of mobile communication services, in its sale to Tata Communications.
  • Kaseya on its $6.2 billion acquisition of Datto, a global provider of security and cloud-based software solutions for managed service providers. 
  • Keyfactor, a portfolio company of Insight Partners, on a significant minority investment from Sixth Street Growth.
  • Klaus, a leading AI-powered quality management platform, in its acquisition by Zendesk.
  • 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. 
  • Levine Leichtman Capital Partners in its acquisition of leading E-learning software provider SiPM, in partnership with management and its founding partners. 
  • Levine Leichtman Capital Partners (LLCP) in connection with LLCP and ICG’s strategic partnership with Law Business Research.
  • LiveAction, a visionary provider of IT network management, visualization, and analytics software in its acquisition of Savvius, Inc., a leading provider of packet-capture and analytics appliances and software forensic solutions. 
  • Mailjet and its shareholders on its acquisition by Mailgun, a leading email delivery platform backed by Thoma Bravo. 
  • Maxburg Beteiligungen III GmbH & Co. KG on the acquisitions of KGS Software, an established international software provider for SAP document archiving and data management, and saracus Group. 
  • Maxburg Beteiligungen III GmbH & Co. KG on the sale of its majority stake in KGS Software.
  • Metropolis Technologies, Inc. on its $1.5 billion take-private acquisition of SP Plus Corporation.
  • MG Partners Multi-Strategy Fund LP as an investor in the PIPE transaction as part of Codere Online’s $350 million business combination with DD3 Acquisition Corp. II, a publicly-traded SPAC. 
  • Mindful, a leading provider of callback software and services and portfolio company of Alpine Investors, in its sale to Medallia. 
  • Ministry Brands in a majority investment from Reverence Capital Partners. 
  • NEOGOV in its investment from Warburg Pincus and The Carlyle Group. 
  • New Mountain Capital and DRB Systems in DRB’s sale to Vontier for approximately $965 million. 
  • Nexa Equity LLC in its majority acquisition of Choice Merchant Solutions, an international provider of payment processing solutions, and in its majority growth investment in Leap, a leading provider of home contractor sales enablement software. 
  • NPM Capital in its acquisition of Infinitas Learning, a leading provider of products and services designed for education and learning. 
  • Numerix, a portfolio company of Genstar Capital, in its acquisition of FINCAD, a leader in pricing and risk analytics of financial derivatives and fixed income products.
  • Leading record retrieval provider Ontellus, a portfolio company of The Capstreet Group, in its acquisition by Aquiline Capital Partners. 
  • Orion Advisor Solutions in its acquisitions of Redtail Technology, a leading web-based CRM software firm serving the wealth management industry, and TownSquare Capital, a boutique, full-service investment and trading platform. 
  • PayScale, the leader in cloud compensation data and software-as-a-service (SaaS), in its $325 million sale to Francisco Partners by Warburg Pincus. 
  • PDI Technologies, a portfolio company of Insight Partners, in its acquisitions of Blue Cow Software, a fuel oil and propane management software business, and Universe Group plc, a British financial technology company. 
  • PDI Technologies, a portfolio company of Insight Partners, in its acquisition of Skupos, a retail tech platform connecting independent convenience stores and consumer packaged goods brands.
  • Platinum Equity in connection with a comprehensive financing agreement with portfolio company Aventiv Technologies.
  • PSPDFKit, a document processing and manipulation platform and portfolio company of Insight Partners, in its acquisition of Integrify, Inc.
  • PSG on its $100 million investment in Sport Alliance GmbH.
  • Digital wealth management company Personal Capital in its acquisition by Empower Retirement, one of the country’s largest retirement services providers. 
  • Questel and its financial sponsors Eurazeo, IK Investment Partners and Raise Investissement on the contemplated acquisition of NovumIP from Paragon Partners. 
  • Recognize Partners in connection with a strategic investment in AST Corporation, a leading cloud and digital transformation solutions provider, and in its investment in Blend360, provider of data, analytics and talent solutions for Fortune 500 companies. 
  • Recognize Partners in its investment in 2X LLC, a leading B2B-focused marketing-as-a-service firm.
  • Regate, a finance automation software provider for SMEs, in its acquisition by Qonto.
  • Resideo Technologies in its $1.4 billion acquisition of Snap One Holdings Corp. and related $500 million PIPE investment from Clayton Dubilier & Rice.
  • Resideo Technologies in its $593 million acquisition of First Alert. 
  • SCVX, a special purpose acquisition company, in its $1.1 billion deal to merge with Bright Machines, an industry leader in intelligent software-defined manufacturing. 
  • Seaport Capital in its strategic investment in data collection provider All Traffic Data. 
  • Searchlight Capital Partners in connection with the following transactions:
    • a €55 million Series B funding round in EasyMile, a leader in driverless vehicle software and solutions. 
    • the sale of its significant stake in EOLO, an Italian broadband provider, to Partners Group. 
    • its negotiations to acquire Flowbird, a global market leader in parking management solutions. 
    • its acquisition of the controlling stake in the share capital of Opus Group AB, a technology-driven leader in the vehicle inspection and intelligent vehicle support markets.
  • SGT Capital on the acquisition of ELATEC GmbH, a leading international developer and supplier of secure access management solutions, from Summit Partners.
  • SGT Capital on the acquisition of Utimaco Group from private equity fund EQT Mid Market Europe. 
  • Shamrock Capital in its investment in AnswerLab, a leading user experience research firm, and its investment in data, measurement and analytics company EDO, Inc. 
  • Shamrock Capital in its investment in Carnegie Dartlet Holdings, LLC, a leading, full-service marketing and enrollment strategy provider for non-profit higher education institutions.
  • Shamrock Capital Advisors in connection with the sale of Bayard Advertising to Appcast.
  • 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. 
  • SIX in its partnership agreement with and investment in Omniex, an institutional trading platform provider for digital assets and cryptocurrencies, enabling broader market access to cryptocurrencies.
  • Sixth Street and BGH Capital in the acquisition of Pushpay Holdings Limited. 
  • Summa Equity AB on the acquisition of a majority stake in FAST LTA GmbH, a leading German provider of secure data storage and archiving solutions.
  • Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. in the following transactions:
    • its proposed takeover of London-listed Codemasters for approximately $994 million. 
    • the acquisition of Dynamixyz, a world-class leader in video-based facial animation services. 
    • its $192 million acquisition of mobile games developer Playdots. 
    • the acquisition by its subsidiary, Rollic, of Popcore, an independent mobile game developer based in Germany. 
    • the approximately $12.7 billion acquisition of Zynga, a global leader in interactive entertainment, and its related offering of $2.7 billion of senior notes.
  • Talespin, a spatial learning company, in its sale to Cornerstone OnDemand Inc., a leader in learning and talent experience solutions.
  • Tenex Capital Management in its investment in Suited Connector, a provider of digital lead generation services. 
  • The Capstreet Group in the following transactions:
    • its sale of a majority stake in portfolio company PCS Software, a leading transportation management platform provider, to LLR Partners. 
    • its majority recapitalization of PCS Software, Inc., a provider of transportation management software for the inland trucking industry. 
    • the completion of its majority recapitalization of Surgical Notes LLC, a group of Texas-based companies that provide healthcare coding and billing services. 
  • The Chernin Group (TCG) in its growth equity investment in Cars & Bids, an online auction house for the modern car enthusiast. 
  • The Special Transaction Committee of the Board of Conduent Incorporated (Nasdaq: CNDT) in connection with the company’s repurchase of approximately $132 million in shares from Carl C. Icahn.
  • The Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Xerox Holdings Corporation in the $542 million repurchase of shares from Carl C. Icahn and his affiliates.
  • Tikehau Capital in the formation of its €200 million cybersecurity fund, Brienne IV.
  • TradePending, a portfolio company of The Capstreet Group, on its acquisition of AutoAPR. 
  • TradePending, a portfolio company of The CapStreet Group, in its acquisition of Fixed Ops Digital, LLC, a marketing and technology company supporting automotive dealerships' fixed operations departments.
  • TradePending, a portfolio company of The CapStreet Group, in its acquisition of SnapCell, Inc., a provider of interactive video, email and text messaging marketing solutions to automobile and specialty dealerships. 
  • TriTech Software, a leading public safety software developer, in its recapitalization by Bain Capital Private Equity. 
  • Union Square Ventures in a Series B investment for Latin America digital lender ADDI. 
  • Veeam Software, a portfolio company of Insight Partners, on its acquisition of Coveware, a leading provider in cyber-extortion incident response.
  • Veeam Software, a portfolio company of Insight Partners, in its $150 million acquisition of Kasten, a market leader for backup and disaster recovery. 
  • Virgin Pulse in its sale to Marlin Equity Partners. 
  • Voalte, a pioneer and leader in real-time, mobile healthcare communications, in its sale to global medical technology company Hill-Rom for $180 million. 
  • Warburg Pincus in a number of its investment-related transactions in the technology industry, including:
    • the minority recapitalization of portfolio company eSentire, Inc.
    • its sale of online deal site Slickdeals to Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division and Hearst. 
    • its portfolio company NEOGOV’s acquisition of PowerDMS, a leader in cloud-based compliance software. 
  • WebPT, a portfolio company of Warburg Pincus, in its acquisition of Clinicient. 
  • XBP Europe, Inc., the European business of Exela Technologies Inc., in its merger with CF Acquisition Corp. VIII.
  • Xerox in connection with formation of CareAR Software Business and investment by ServiceNow. 
  • Xerox Holdings Corporation on the donation of its Palo Alto Research Center to SRI International.
  • Zone & Co, a portfolio company of Insight Partners, on its acquisition of Solution 7, a provider of financial reporting solutions.

  • Van Eck Associates on harmonization of privacy practices among its global offices and websites, including customer-facing and employee privacy notices and internal policies, data protection registrations, cross-border data transfer mechanisms, data security needs, and other issues related to proper collection, processing, and transfer of personal data around the world. Van Eck is a recognized global hard assets specialist.
  • Wealthfront on regulatory matters relating to its $1.4 billion sale to UBS. 
     

  • BestBuy in the formation of a strategic MVNO relationship between its subsidiary Best Buy Connect, LLC and Clearwire Corporation to offer newly branded 4G mobile broadband service.
  • Negotiated broadband wireless technology deployment arrangements between each of Lucent, Nortel, Motorola, Samsung and Sprint.
  • Negotiated business processing outsourcing arrangements for Embarq, a telecommunications and logistics service provider.
  • Fibernet Telecom Group in multiple dark and lit fiber multi-year indefeasible rights of use.
  • German cable TV operator ish (formerly Callahan Cable Northrhine Westfalia) in the comprehensive renegotiation of its service and supplier agreements with the German incumbent Deutsche Telekom AG.
  • Served as principal legal and regulatory counsel to Level 3 in Germany to represent the company’s German subsidiary in the structuring of its national telecommunications infrastructure and network, including shared trenching, duct construction and duct leases, and right-of-way agreement and permits.
  • The German subsidiary of the SEB Bank Group in the structuring, negotiation and implementation of a nationwide WAN supplier and outsourcing agreement relating to PABX, telephony and data WAN and VPN services connecting 200 SEB facilities throughout Germany.
  • Advised on several business-critical arrangements between Sprint Corporation and the following companies, including advising on 3G nationwide infrastructure build-out contract commitments with each of Lucent, Motorola and Nortel valued at approximately $3 billion.
  • The German subsidiary of the MCI group UUNET Deutschland GmbH in the negotiation and implementation of a government contract on the operation of a nationwide data network for German administrations, including subcontractor agreements.
     

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