Ziyad H. Aziz is a partner in the Corporate & Financial Services Department. Ziyad's practice includes mergers and acquisitions (both public and private companies), private equity/venture capital transactions and general corporate matters. Ziyad's private equity experience includes representing financial sponsors in early stage and growth equity investments, as well as portfolio company representation.


Ziyad has advised on the following significant matters*:

  • PharmaCord LLC, a leading provider of patient services for the pharmaceutical industry, in connection with a substantial investment from Permira
  • Insight Partners on its investment in Nexus Cognitive
  • Insight Partners on its investment in connection with the merger of Comply365 and Vistair Limited
  • Keyfactor, a portfolio company of Insight Partners, on a significant minority investment from Sixth Street Growth
  • Insight Partners and portfolio company Keeper Security on Summit Partners’ equity investment in Keeper Security
  • Fresh Express Incorporated, a wholly owned subsidiary of Chiquita Holdings Limited, in the acquisition of Dole plc’s Fresh Vegetables Division
  • Capstreet Group in the sale of Onpoint Industrial Services
  • Appriss, a portfolio company of Insight Partners and Clearlake, in its acquisition of PatientPing, a care collaboration software provider, and its sale of Appriss Insights, LLC, a wholly owned business unit, to Equifax, Inc. for $1.825 billion
  • Veeam Software in its acquisition of Coveware, a leader in cyber-extortion incident response, and its $150 million acquisition of Kasten, a market leader for Kubernetes backup and disaster recovery
  • Diligent, a portfolio company of Insight Partners, in its investment from Clearlake Capital and Blackstone
  • Insight Partners in its sale of Checkmarx for $1.15 billion, the largest sale of an application security company to date
  • Insight Partners in its acquisition of Veeam Software for $5 billion
  • Kony Inc. in its acquisition by Temenos for up to $580 million
  • Fourth and Insight Partners in the hospitality technology merger of HotSchedules and Fourth, backed by Marlin Equity Partners and Insight Partners
  • Insight Partners and Appriss on Clearlake Capital’s equity investment in Appriss
  • Virgin Pulse and its controlling owner, Insight Venture Partners, in the sale of Virgin Pulse to Marlin Equity Partners
  • Bonduelle in its acquisition of Ready Pac Foods
  • Valtech Cardio in its acquisition by Edwards Lifesciences Corporation for up to $690 million
  • Centerbridge Partners in its acquisition of Superior Vision Corporation from Nautic Partners
  • Valtech Cardio in its proposed acquisition by HeartWare International for $875 million
  • Appriss in its acquisition of The Retail Equation
  • Insight Venture Partners in its control investment in Virgin Pulse
  • Radian Group in its $810 million sale of Radian Asset Assurance to Assured Guaranty
  • Helm Financial and its controlling owner, k1 Ventures, in the sale of Helm Financial
  • Sony Corporation of America in its $2.2 billion acquisition of EMI Music Publishing with a consortium of acquirors
  • Illumina in its defense against Roche's unsolicited cash tender offer and proxy contest 
  • Allstate in its $1 billion acquisition of Esurance from White Mountains Group
  • MetLife in its $16.2 billion acquisition of the ALICO division of AIG and certain subsequent divestitures of ALICO businesses
  • Alimentation Couche-Tard in its unsolicited cash tender offer for Casey's General Stores

* Ziyad advised on some of these matters at his prior firm.



University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 2008 University of Texas, B.A., 2005

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