Genstar Capital Acquires IHS’s Operational Excellence & Risk Management Business

June 1, 2016

OERM offers a portfolio of software-driven solutions focused on environmental, health, safety and sustainability processes.

On June 1, Willkie client Genstar Capital announced the acquisition of the Operational Excellence & Risk Management business ("OERM") of business information provider IHS Inc. OERM provides a robust portfolio of software-driven solutions that enable companies — primarily in highly regulated industries such as oil & gas, chemicals and manufacturing — to manage and optimize their environmental, health, safety and sustainability processes.

Genstar is a leading middle-market private equity firm focused on investments in targeted segments of the software, industrial technology, financial services and healthcare industries.

The Willkie deal team was led by partners Jeffrey Poss and Manuel Miranda and included partners Eugene Chang, Matthew Dean, Jeffrey Goldfarb, Hillel Jacobson, Jordan Messinger,  Christopher Peters and David Tayar; counsel Jonathan Konoff and William Thomas; associates Bradley Brown, Daniel Bumpus, Philip Coletto, Timothy DeKeyser, Eric DiMuzio, Mia Ellis, Amir Ghavi, Jacob Kleinman, Annise Maguire, Geri Anne McEvoy, Vanida Narrainen, Timothy Porter, Dunia Rkein, Mark Stokely, Edward Torres and Alice Walton; and law clerk Preeta Reddy.