Morgan D. Elwyn

Partner

New York
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
787 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019-6099
T 212 728 8981
F 212 728 9981
melwynwillkie.com

Morgan Elwyn is a partner in the Corporate & Financial Services Department. Mr. Elwyn focuses on representing private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies in complex transactions, including public and private mergers and acquisitions, carve-out transactions, joint ventures, structured secondary transactions, growth equity investments and capital markets transactions. He also advises clients on corporate governance issues.

Highlights

Morgan Elwyn is a partner in the Corporate & Financial Services Department. Mr. Elwyn focuses on representing private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies in complex transactions, including public and private mergers and acquisitions, carve-out transactions, joint ventures, structured secondary transactions, growth equity investments and capital markets transactions. He also advises clients on corporate governance issues.

Selected Significant Matters

Private Equity

  • Insight Partners and its portfolio companies in connection with exits, recapitalizations and add-on acquisitions, including: 
    • as lead co-investor in an equity consortium in an agreement to acquire Inovalon for $7.3 billion
    • Achieve3000 in Achieve3000’s sale to McGraw Hill
    • a substantial investment in DistroKid, valuing the company at $1.3 billion
    • Appriss Inc. (backed by Insight and Clearlake Capital) in its sale of Appriss Insights, LLC, a wholly owned business unit, to Equifax, Inc. for $1.825 billion
    • the sale of Thycotic to TPG, in which Thycotic will be combined with Centrify to create a leading provider of privileged access management solutions
    • E2open in its $2.57 billion combination with special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) CC Neuberger Principal Holdings I, in which E2open became a publicly traded company
    • the sale of Nearpod to Renaissance Learning, a Francisco Partners portfolio company
    • the combination of Payfactors with PayScale, a Francisco Partners portfolio company, to create a leading provider of compensation data and technology
    • the combination of Conga with Apttus, a Thoma Bravo portfolio company, to create a leading company in digital transformation for commercial operations
    • Diligent in its acquisition of Galvanize, a SaaS governance, risk, and compliance software provider
    • Diligent in its acquisition of Steele Compliance Solutions, Inc., an ethics and compliance SaaS provider
    • Veeam Software in its $150 million acquisition of Kasten, a market leader for Kubernetes backup and disaster recovery
    • the $1.15 billion sale of Checkmarx to Hellman & Friedman, the largest sale of an application security company to date
    • the hospitality technology merger of HotSchedules and Fourth, backed by Marlin Equity Partners and Insight Partners 
    • Workforce Software in connection with Evergreen Capital’s equity investment
    • Appriss in connection with Clearlake Capital's equity investment
    • Diligent in connection with investments from Clearlake Capital and Blackstone 
    • the sale of Drillinginfo to Genstar Capital
    • the sale of SmartBear Software to Francisco Partners
    • the sale of LogicNow to SolarWinds
    • the sale of Kinnser to Mediware Information Systems, a TPG portfolio company
    • the sale of Syncsort to Clearlake Capital
    • the sale of HealthcareSource to Francisco Partners
    • the sale of TeamViewer to Permira
    • the sale of ECI Software Solutions to The Carlyle Group
    • the sale of AdColony to Opera Software
  • Insight Partners in connection with numerous investments, including: 
    • the acquisitions of Achieve3000, AMCS, Appriss, BMC Software, commercetools, Conga, CoreLogic, Diligent, Drillinginfo, E2open, ECi Software Solutions, Exclaimer Group, Fourth, Illuminate Education, Interfolio, Jama Software, Jedox, Kaseya, Kinnser Software, Lakeside Software, SmartBear, Thycotic, TeamViewer, Veeam Software, Vela Trading Technologies, Within3, Workforce Software and Zyme Solutions
    • growth equity investments in Academic Partnerships, Bynder, Cherwell, epignosis, Keeper Security, nCino, Octopus Deploy, p44, PrecisionLender, RapidSOS, Showpad, SmartSheet, TaxJar, Veeam and WalkMe
    • the PIPE transaction as part of WeWork's $9 billion SPAC merger with BowX Acquisition Corp.
  • Insight Partners in the closing of Fund XI with aggregate commitments of $9.5 billion
  • Warburg Pincus and its portfolio companies in connection with: 
    • the sale of Payscale to Francisco Partners 
    • the sale of online deal site Slickdeals to Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division and Hearst
    • the sale of Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) to Becker Professional Education
    • the sale of Fortent Software to NICE Systems
    • the sale of Eagle Family Foods, Inc. to The J.M. Smucker Company
  • New Mountain Capital in connection with: 
    • DRB Systems' sale to Vontier for approximately $965 million
    • the $1.3 billion sale of Sparta Systems to Honeywell
    • its acquisition of DRB Systems from Prairie Capital L.P.
    • its acquisition of Sparta Systems, Inc. from Thoma Bravo

Take-Private Transactions

  • Insight Partners in connection with:
    • the acquisition, with Stone Point Capital, of real estate data firm CoreLogic for approximately $6 billion
    • the acquisition of Diligent Corporation for $624 million
    • the acquisition of E2open for $273 million
    • E2open's acquisition of Amber Road for $425 million
    • the $6.9 billion consortium acquisition of BMC Software
    • the $2 billion buyout agreement to take Quest Software private
  • MedAssets Inc. in connection with the take-private transaction with Pamplona Capital Management for $2.7 billion
  • Cablevision Special Committee in connection with the spin-off of the Madison Square Garden business and regarding proposed going-private transactions with the Dolan family

Mergers and Acquisitions – Healthcare and Healthcare IT 

  • Appriss, a portfolio company of Insight Partners and Clearlake, in its acquisition of PatientPing, a care collaboration software provider
  • Valtech Cardio in its:
    • acquisition by Edwards Lifesciences Corporation for up to $690 million
    • proposed acquisition by HeartWare International for $875 million
  • Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited in its consumer health care joint venture with The Procter & Gamble Company
  • MedAssets Inc. in connection with various transactions, including:
    • the acquisition of Sg-2, LLC
    • the acquisition of The Broadlane Group
    • the acquisition of Accuro Healthcare Solutions, Inc.

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