December 10, 2021

The firm advised Foreside, a portfolio company of Genstar Capital, in its combination with ACA Group.

Willkie represented Genstar Capital and portfolio company Foreside Financial Group, LLC in the acquisition of ACA Group and its merger with Foreside. Genstar will be the majority owner of the combined business, which joins two of the leading providers of governance, risk and compliance solutions to clients in the financial services industry.

Willkie represented Genstar Capital in its acquisition of Foreside earlier this year.

Foreside is a provider of distribution and compliance services to clients across the asset management industry, including investment advisors, registered broker-dealers, and traditional and alternative asset managers.

ACA is the leading governance, risk and compliance advisor in financial services.

Genstar Capital is a leading private equity firm based in San Francisco. Genstar currently has approximately $33 billion of assets under management and targets investments focused on segments of the financial services, healthcare, industrials and software industries.

The Willkie deal team was led by partners Jeffrey Poss and Manuel Miranda, and included associates Thomas Sharkey, Anna Martini G. Pereira and Madison Wiles-Haffner.