AlixPartners/Jay Alix/CVC Capital Partners: Represented Jay Alix, founder of AlixPartners, in the acquisition, alongside three other investors, of an ownership stake in the business from CVC Capital Partners, a transaction valuing AlixPartners at more than $2.5 billion.
ASM/Apax Partners/Leonard Green/CVC: Represented management of Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC (ASM), a leading retail marketing outsourcing company, in Apax Partners’ sale of a majority stake in ASM to affiliates of private equity firms Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. and funds advised by CVC Capital Partners.
CIP Capital/People 2.0 Global: Represented CIP Capital in its acquisition of People 2.0 Global, LP, a leading business process outsourcer in the human capital services sector.
E2open/Zyme: Represented E2open and Zyme, both portfolio companies of Insight Venture Partners, in E2open’s acquisition of Zyme, creating the world’s largest operating network for manufacturing, supply chain and sales operations.
Ekkio Capital/Inventoriste: Represented Ekkio Capital and inventory outsourcing company Inventoriste in acquisition of leading independent provider of inventory outsourcing in Germany Sigma Inventuren und Bestandskontrollen GmbH.
FacilitySource Holdings/CBRE Group/Warburg Pincus: Represented Warburg Pincus portfolio company FacilitySource Holdings, LLC, a high-growth leader in technology-based procurement and facilities management solutions, in its agreement to be acquired by CBRE Group, Inc., the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm.
Gantner/Syx Automations: Represented Ardian portfolio company Gantner Electronic Austria Holding GmbH in its acquisition of Syx Automations NV, creating a global provider of comprehensive access, billing and management systems for sport facilities, leisure centers and visitor attractions.
Genstar Capital/ISS/Vestar: Represented Genstar Capital, in partnership with management, in its acquisition of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) from Vestar Capital Partners for $720 million.
IK Investment Partners/B2S Group: Represented IK Investment Partners in its acquisition of a significant minority stake in leading customer services outsourcing company B2S Group.
IK Investment Partners/Domia Group: Represented IK Investment Partners in its acquisition, through its IK Small Cap I Fund, of Domia Group, owner of Acadomia (the number one French player in the private tutoring market) and Shiva (the fast-growing French home cleaning provider), from Metric Capital Partners.
IK Investment Partners/I@D Holding: Represented IK Investment Partners in its acquisition, with Five Arrows Principal Investments, of I@D Holding, a platform for independent real estate agents in France.
IK Investment Partners/Third Bridge: Represented IK Investment Partners in connection with the acquisition, through its IK Small Cap I Fund, of a significant minority stake in Third Bridge Group, a fast-growing primary research provider with a global footprint.
ISS/Ortec: Represented ISS on the contemplated sale of its “ISS Hygiène et Prévention” division to the Ortec Group, a leading service provider specialized in services for industry, energy, environment and aeronautics.
Ivalis/Kamino: Represented inventory outsourcing specialist Ivalis Group in its merger with Kamino.
OSG Billing Services/Diamond Communication Solutions: Represented OSG Billing Services in its acquisition of digital marketing firm Diamond Communication Solutions.
PAI Partners and Sagard/Kiloutou: Represented PAI Partners and Sagard on the sale of the Kiloutou Group, a leading European equipment rental company, to funds HLDI and HLD Europe.
PayScale/Francisco Partners/Warburg Pincus: Represented PayScale, the leader in cloud compensation data and software-as-a-service (SaaS), in its $325 million sale to Francisco Partners by Warburg Pincus.
PayScale/MarketPay: Represented PayScale in its merger with MarketPay.
Promotion Execution Partners/WPP: Represented Promotion Execution Partners (PEP), a marketing management and procurement company, in its pending acquisition by WPP.
TA Associates/Onlineprinters GmbH/Bregal Unternehmerkapital: Represented TA Associates in the sale of Onlineprinters GmbH to Bregal Unternehmerkapital.
von Poll Immobilien/Deutsche Beteiligungs AG: Represented the founders of von Poll Immobilien, a leading German residential real estate agency, on their sale to private equity firm Deutsche Beteiligungs AG.
Warburg Pincus: Advised on a number of key transactions with the following professional services organizations:
- ACAMS: Represented Warburg and the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) in the $330 million sale of ACAMS to Becker Professional Education.
- Ascential Service Corporation: Advised an affiliate of Warburg in its acquisition of Ascential Service Corporation.
Waterland Private Equity/ PREMIUM Group/Clarion Events: Represented Waterland Private Equity in its acquisition and later disposition of shares of PREMIUM group, a leading European fashion show organizer, to Clarion Events.