Mergers & Acquisitions

Willkie is consistently ranked among the nation’s leading firms for mergers and acquisitions, representing buyers, sellers, special committees of boards, debt and equity investors and financial advisors in some of the most significant and complex acquisition transactions.  Our attorneys advise not only on significant domestic matters, but also on complex cross-border transactions.  Our U.S. attorneys work in close cooperation with our European offices, which are, themselves, recognized M&A industry leaders in their respective markets.

Our Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group includes comprehensive representation for contested takeovers, strategic alliances, management buyouts, leveraged recaps, as well as acquisitions from reorganization proceedings, where we employ the skills and experience of our nationally renowned Business Reorganization and Restructuring Department.  We regularly participate in corporate auctions, representing bidders and sellers.  These transactions often involve dealing with multiple bidders simultaneously and require extensive coordination and planning.

Comprehensive M&A Services

We focus on finding solutions to meet client objectives and helping clients early on in the process to identify and assess the risks in a transaction.  Our practice involves both public and private companies in a broad range of industries.  Our attorneys are also skilled in all types of private equity transactions, ranging from complex leveraged buyouts that have multitiered capital structures to minority investments that must effectively address difficult governance and liquidity issues.  We also regularly advise clients on relevant regulatory and judicial developments in areas such as antitrust, tax, ERISA, corporate governance and securities laws as they affect the M&A environment.

Multidisciplinary Approach

As needed, the firm staffs each transaction with attorneys with specific relevant fields of experience.  Depending on the transaction, this experience may involve the participation of our corporate, debt finance, capital markets, bankruptcy and business reorganization, antitrust, tax, real estate, environmental, employee benefits and intellectual property practitioners.  These attorneys are familiar with the pace and nature of M&A transactions.  They evaluate specific risks and provide clients with crucial options with regard to their respective areas of experience.  Other attorneys in practice areas such as litigation and foreign investment in the United States are also called upon as needed.  Our litigation department regularly advises companies, their boards of directors, and special committees on fiduciary duty and shareholders’ rights issues arising out of proposed corporate transactions, and regularly represents those parties in litigation regarding such transactions.

Additionally, our attorneys have specific experience in industries such as insurance, asset management, pharmaceuticals and biomedical devices, REITs and communications that enables our M&A teams to better understand and respond to our clients’ unique requirements.  This multidisciplinary approach results in comprehensive legal counsel throughout the duration of a transaction.

In 2014, we were named Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group of the Year by Law360

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Representative Matters

  • Club Car/Platinum Equity

    We served as financing counsel to Platinum Equity in its $1.7 billion acquisition of Club Car. (2021)

  • Genesis Park Acquisition Corp./Redwire

    We represented Genesis Park Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), in its $615 million business combination with Redwire, an innovative space infrastructure company. (2021)

  • Cérélia/US Waffle

    We represented Cérélia on its acquisition of US Waffle, a privately-held frozen foods manufacturing company based in South Carolina. (2021)

  • STARK Deutschland/Melle Gallhöfer/palero

    We represented STARK Deutschland GmbH in its agreement to acquire Melle Gallhöfer, a leading German specialist dealer for roofs and facades, from private equity fund palero. (2021)

  • NL1 AcquireCo Inc./ FFL Partners/CDPQ/New Look Vision

    We represented NL1 AcquireCo Inc., an entity led by FFL Partners and CDPQ, in its acquisition of New Look Vision Group, a provider of eye care products and services. (2021)

  • WeWork/ BowX Acquisition Corp./Insight Partners

    We represented Insight as an investor in the PIPE transaction as part of WeWork’s $9 billion SPAC merger with BowX Acquisition Corp. (2021)

  • Five Arrows Principal Investments and IK Investment Partners/iad

    We represented Five Arrows Principal Investments and IK Investment Partners on agreement for Insight Partners to invest in iad, the leading French digital network of real estate agents. (2021)

  • HealthEquity/Luum

    We represented HealthEquity in its acquisition of Luum, a technology platform for employee commute management. (2021)

  • Maxburg Beteiligungen III GmbH & Co. KG/Bunny

    We represented Maxburg Beteiligungen III GmbH & Co. KG in its acquisition of all shares in LPM Bunny Management GmbH. (2021)

  • Homeowners of America/Porch Group

    We represented Homeowners of America (HOA), a Managing General Agent (MGA) and insurance carrier hybrid, in its acquisition by Porch Group. (2021)

  • Kansas City Southern/Canadian Pacific Railway Limited/BofA Securities and Morgan Stanley

    We represented BofA Securities and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, as financial advisors to Kansas City Southern, in connection with KCS’s $29 billion combination with Canadian Pacific Railway Limited. (2021)

  • Pickering Energy Partners/SailingStone Capital Partners

    We represented PEP in its deal to merge with SailingStone, expanding PEP’s investment platform to include SailingStone’s energy transition, global natural resources, and Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) investment experience and strategies. (2021)

  • Holley/Empower Ltd./Sentinel Capital Partners

    We represented Holley in its merger with SPAC Empower Ltd., in which Holley will become a publicly traded company. (2021)

  • Questel/NovumIP

    We represented Questel and its financial sponsors Eurazeo, IK Investment Partners and Raise Investissement on the contemplated acquisition of NovumIP from Paragon Partners. (2021)

  • Diligent Corporation/Galvanize

    We represented Diligent in its acquisition of Galvanize, a SaaS governance, risk, and compliance software provider. (2021)

  • Diligent Corporation/Steele Compliance Solutions

    We represented Diligent in its acquisition of Steele Compliance Solutions, Inc., an ethics and compliance SaaS provider. (2021)

  • Thycotic/Insight Partners/TPG Global

    We represented Thycotic and Insight Partners in the sale of Thycotic to TPG Global. (2021)

  • Atlantic Street Capital/ZIPS Car Wash

    We represented Atlantic Street Capital and its portfolio company ZIPS Car Wash, a leading express focused tunnel car wash operator in the U.S. in numerous acquisitions of express car wash locations. (2021)

  • CIP Capital/TPG Capital/P20 Global Holdings

    We represented CIP Capital in its sale to an affiliate of TPG Capital of a majority of its interest in P20 Global Holdings, Inc., a leading provider of certain employer of record, payroll and benefits services. (2021)

  • CoAdvantage/SourcePointe

    We represented PE-backed CoAdvantage in its acquisition of SourcePointe, a provider of outsourced HR services. (2021)

  • Enstor Gas/Waha Gas Storage/WhiteWater Midstream

    We represented Enstor in the sale of Waha Gas Storage Facility to WhiteWater Midstream. (2021)

  • Genstar Capital/Apex Group/FundRock

    We represented Genstar Capital and its portfolio company Apex Group in Apex Group’s acquisition of FundRock. (2021)

  • Time Manufacturing/Sterling Group/Ruthmann Group

    We represented Time Manufacturing, a portfolio company of the Sterling Group, in the acquisition of the Ruthmann Group, a manufacturer of aerial work platforms in
    Germany and Italy. (2021)

  • Galaxy Universal/Apex Global Brands

    We represented Galaxy Universal in its agreement to acquire Apex Global Brands. (2021)

  • Cetera Financial Group/Voya Financial

    We represented Cetera in its agreement to acquire the independent financial planning channel of Voya Financial Advisors. (2021)

  • FFP/International SOS

    We represented FFP on its contemplated acquisition of a minority interest in International SOS, a worldwide leader in health and security services. (2021)

  • Insight Partners/Stone Point Capital/CoreLogic

    We represented Insight Partners in its acquisition with Stone Point Capital of real estate data firm CoreLogic for approximately $6 billion. (2021)

  • Consortium/Signavio/SAP

    We represented a consortium comprising lead investor Apax Partners, Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners, Summit Partners, GP Bullhound and the Founders in the sale of portfolio company Signavio, a leader in the enterprise business process intelligence and process management space, to SAP. (2021)

  • Zenith Energy/Bulk Terminal Storage/Guttman Realty

    We represented Zenith Energy in the acquisition of the assets of Bulk Terminal Storage from Guttman Realty. (2021)

  • Sixth Street/Talcott Resolution

    We represented Sixth Street, a leading global investment firm, in its acquisition of Talcott Resolution Life Insurance Company from a consortium of investors (2021)

  • Franchise Group/Pet Supplies Plus

    We represented Franchise Group in its acquisition of Pet Supplies Plus for approximately $700 million. (2021)

  • Bruin Purchaser/Enerplus Resources

    We represented Bruin Purchaser LLC in the $465 million sale of its wholly owned subsidiary, Bruin E&P HoldCo, LLC, a pure play Williston Basin oil and gas company, to Enerplus Resources (USA). (2021)

  • Aquiline Capital Partners/SageView Advisory Group

    We represented Aquiline Capital Partners in its strategic investment in SageView Advisory Group, a registered investment advisory firm. (2021)

  • CapVest/Valeo Foods/Schluckwerder

    We represented Valeo Foods, a CapVest Partners portfolio company, on its acquisition of German confectionery manufacturer Schluckwerder. (2021)

  • Samson Resources/Powder River Basin Assets

    We represented Samson Resources II, LLC in its agreement to sell its Powder River Basin Assets for $215 million. (2021)

  • Midwest Dental/FFL Partners/Smile Brands/Gryphon Investors

    We represented Midwest Dental, a portfolio company of FFL Partners, in Midwest Dental’s sale to Smile Brands Inc. (2020)

  • New Mountain Capital/Sparta Systems/Honeywell

    We represented New Mountain Capital portfolio company Sparta Systems in New Mountain’s $1.3 billion sale of Sparta to Honeywell. (2020)

  • Precinmac Precision Machining/Viper Northwest/Shields Manufacturing

    We represented Precinmac Precision Machining, a manufacturer of high-precision machined components and assemblies in the aerospace and defense, semiconductor, and industrials sectors, in its acquisitions of Viper Northwest, Inc. and Shields Manufacturing, Inc. (2020)

  • Miami International Holdings/Minneapolis Grain Exchange

    We represented MIH, the parent holding company of the MIAX Exchange Group™, in its acquisition of the Minneapolis Grain Exchange (MGEX), a Designated Contract Market and Derivatives Clearing Organization.

  • Arkema

    We advised Arkema, a global chemicals company and France’s leading chemicals producer, on several of its sales and acquisitions, including its proposed divestment of its PMMA business to Trinseo.

  • NEOGOV/PowerDMS/Warburg Pincus

    We represented Warburg Pincus and its portfolio company NEOGOV, a market leader in public sector human resources software, in NEOGOV’s acquisition of PowerDMS, a leader in cloud-based compliance software. (2020)

  • Truist Insurance/Wellington

    We represented Truist Insurance Holdings in its acquisition of Wellington Risk Holdings, an Insurtech that operates as a managing general agent in the admitted residential property markets. (2020)

  • Farmers Group/Zurich Insurance Group/MetLife

    We represented Zurich Insurance Group and its subsidiary Farmers Group, Inc. in the $3.94 billion acquisition by Farmers Group of MetLife’s property and casualty business. (2020)

  • Tenet Healthcare Corporation/United Surgical Partners International/SurgCenter Development

    We represented Tenet Healthcare Corporation and its subsidiary United Surgical Partners International in the acquisition of up to 45 ambulatory surgery centers from SurgCenter Development and its physician partners for approximately $1.1 billion. (2020)

  • HungerRush/OrdrAI

    We represented HungerRush™, a CapStreet portfolio company, in its acquisition of OrdrAI™, a leading text and voice ordering provider for the restaurant industry. (2020)

  • Griffin Dewatering/Crossplane Capital

    We represented Griffin Dewatering, the leading provider of groundwater control solutions for large scale civil and infrastructure, industrial, power and commercial construction projects, in its acquisition by Crossplane Capital. (2020)

  • Insight Partners/Exclaimer Group

    We represented Insight Partners in connection with its investment, with participation from Farview Equity Partners and existing investor Livingbridge, in Exclaimer Group, a UK-based provider of world-class email signature management solutions. (2020)

  • AdaptHealth/AeroCare

    We represented AdaptHealth Corp. in its $2 billion acquisition of home medical equipment provider AeroCare. (2020)

  • Loral/Telesat/PSP Investments

    We represented Loral in its agreement with PSP Investments and Telesat Canada to combine Loral and Telesat into a new Canadian public company. (2020)

  • Genstar Capital/Apex Group/Banco Modal

    We represented Genstar Capital and its portfolio company Apex Group in its acquisition of Banco Modal’s Alternative Fund Administration business in Brazil (MAF). (2020)

  • Allied World/Fairfax/Vault

    We represented Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, Ltd in connection with the sale, along with Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited, of their majority interest in Vault Insurance to Cornell Capital and Hudson Structured Capital Management. (2020)

  • Highline Aftermarket/The Sterling Group/Pritzker Private Capital

    We represented Highline Aftermarket Investments, LLC, a majority-owned subsidiary of The Sterling Group, in its acquisition by Pritzker Private Capital. (2020)

  • Genstar Capital/Institutional Shareholder Services Inc./Deutsche Börse

    We represented ISS and Genstar Capital in Genstar’s sale of ISS to Deutsche Börse for $2.275 billion. (2020)

  • Genstar Capital/Apex Group/FundRock

    We represented Genstar Capital and its portfolio company Apex Group in the acquisition by Apex of FundRock Management Company SA and FundRock Partners Ltd. (2020)

  • Take-Two Interactive Software/Codemasters

    We represented Take-Two Interactive Software in the proposed takeover of London-listed Codemasters for approximately $994 million. (2020)

  • Victory Capital/THB Asset Management

    We represented Victory Capital in its acquisition of THB Asset Management. (2020)

  • Juniper Capital Advisors/Penn Virginia

    We represented Juniper Capital in its $188 million strategic investment in independent oil and gas company Penn Virginia. (2020)

  • Compass Partners Capital/PRL

    We represented Compass Partners Capital in its acquisition of PRL, Inc., a leading manufacturer of high-tech alloy castings. (2020)

  • Simplicity Group Holdings/Aquiline Capital Partners/Lee Equity Partners

    We represented Simplicity in its sale by Aquiline Capital Partners and management to Lee Equity Partners. (2020)

  • E2open/CC Neuberger Principal Holdings I

    We represented E2open in its $2.57 billion combination with special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) CC Neuberger Principal Holdings I, in which E2open will become a publicly traded company. (2020)

  • FIFS Holdings Corp./ First Investors Financial Services Group/Gallatin Point Capital

    We represented First Investors in its sale to Gallatin Point Capital. (2020)

  • Veeam Software/Insight Partners/Kasten

    We represented Veeam Software, a portfolio company of Insight Partners, in its $150 million acquisition of Kasten, a market leader for backup and disaster recovery. (2020)

  • Aquiline Capital Partners/CodeBlue/MADSKY

    We represented Aquiline Capital Partners in the merger of CodeBlue and MADSKY, two industry leaders in the management of interior and exterior damage assessment and repair for insurance property claims. (2020)

  • The Sterling Group/Frontline Road Safety/Apply-A-Line

    We represented Frontline Road Safety, a subsidiary of The Sterling Group, in its acquisition of Apply-A-Line, a road and airport striping solutions company. (2020)

  • The Sterling Group/Highline Aftermarket/Plews Retail

    We represented Highline Aftermarket, a subsidiary of The Sterling Group, in its acquisition of Plews Retail, an automotive designer, manufacturer and distributor. (2020)

  • Compliance Solutions Strategies/AMFINE

    We represented CIP Capital portfolio company Compliance Solutions Strategies (CSS), a leading RegTech platform serving software clients in the financial services vertical, in its acquisition of AMFINE, a provider of SaaS-based regulatory reporting services to European asset managers, asset servicers and insurers. (2020)

  • Colony Capital/Highgate

    We represented Colony Capital in its $2.8 billion sale of six hospitality portfolios to Highgate, a real estate investment and hospitality management company. (2020)

  • Atlas Holdings/LSC Communications

    We represented Atlas in its acquisition of LSC Communications, a commercial print and digital media solutions company. (2020)

  • Episerver/Insight Partners/Optimizely

    We represented Episerver, a portfolio company of Insight Partners, in its acquisition of Optimizely, a leading experience optimization platform. (2020)

  • Bullhorn/Insight Partners/Stone Point Capital/Genstar Capital

    We represented Bullhorn, a software provider for the recruitment industry, in a new strategic investment from Stone Point Capital. (2020)

  • GEM Surf/Global Air

    GEM/Surf Global Air: We represented Global Emerging Markets Group (GEM), a European alternative investment sponsor in connection with its $200 million share subscription facility with Surf Global Air Ltd., a California-based private aviation business. (2020)

  • Stone Point Capital/Enstar/Atrium/StarStone U.S.

    We represented Stone Point Capital in its exchange agreement with Enstar involving Atrium and StarStone U.S. (2020)

  • Diligent Corporation/Insight Partners/Clearlake Capital/Blackstone

    We represented Diligent, a portfolio company of Insight Partners, in its investment from Clearlake Capital and Blackstone. (2020)

  • The Sterling Group/Frontline Road Safety/Stripe-A-Zone

    We represented The Sterling Group in its establishment of Frontline Road Safety, a new platform formed to build a national leader in the US road safety industry, and the completion of the acquisition of Stripe-A-Zone, Inc. as the first member of the Frontline family of companies. (2020)

  • AlixPartners/Freeh Group International Solutions

    We represented AlixPartners in its acquisition of global risk management firm Freeh Group International Solutions. (2020)

  • Stanley Capital/Noden Pharma DAC

    We advised Stanley Capital on its acquisition of global specialty pharmaceutical company, Noden Pharma DAC. (2020)

  • KKR/Global Atlantic

    We represented KKR in its acquisition of retirement and life insurance company Global Atlantic for $4.4 billion. (2020)

  • Hawthorne Energy/Carnelian Energy Capital

    We represented the management team of Hawthorne Energy in connection with the formation of Hawthorne Energy, LLC and a line of equity commitment from Carnelian Energy Capital III, L.P. (2020)

  • Empower Retirement/Personal Capital

    We represented digital wealth management company Personal Capital in its acquisition by Empower Retirement, one of the country’s largest retirement services providers. (2020)

  • Orion Advisor Solutions/Brinker Capital

    We represented investment management company Brinker Capital in its merger with Orion Advisor Solutions to create a combined technology and TAMP platform for financial advisors. (2020)

  • Gantner/Contidata

    We represented Austrian high-tech company Gantner, an ARDIAN portfolio company, in its acquisition of Contidata, a German market leader for cashless payment systems in company canteens. (2020)

  • Hippo/Spinnaker Insurance Company

    We represented Spinnaker Insurance Company, a licensed national property and casualty insurer, in its acquisition by Hippo Insurance Services. (2020)

  • Fidelity National Financial/FGL Holdings

    We represented Fidelity National Financial, the nation's largest title insurance company, in its acquisition of FGL Holdings for $2.7 billion. (2020)

  • AdaptHealth/Solara/ActivStyle

    We represented AdaptHealth Corp., a leading provider of home medical equipment, supplies and related services, in its equity investments from One Equity Partners and Deerfield Management in connection with AdaptHealth’s acquisitions of Solara Medical Supplies, LLC and ActivStyle, Inc. (2020)

  • Cisco/ThousandEyes

    We represented Cisco in its acquisition of cloud-activity monitoring software provider ThousandEyes Inc. (2020)

  • Maxburg Beteiligungen III GmbH & Co. KG/saracus Group

    We represented Maxburg Beteiligungen III GmbH & Co. KG on the acquisition of saracus Group. (2020)

  • Apttus/Conga

    We represented Conga in its combination with Apttus to create a leading company in digital transformation for commercial operations. (2020)

  • Franklin Templeton/AdvisorEngine

    We represented Franklin Templeton in the acquisition of AdvisorEngine Inc., a digital wealth platform and provider of technology and consulting services. (2020)

  • Atlas Holdings/Permasteelisa/LIXIL Group

    We represented Atlas Holdings in its pending acquisition of Permasteelisa, a global contractor in the engineering, manufacturing and installation of advanced building facades, architectural envelopes and interiors, from LIXIL Group. (2020)

  • FTV Capital/Bought By Many

    We represented FTV Capital in its growth equity investment in London-based pet insurer Bought By Many. (2020)

  • Levine Leichtman/SiPM

    We represented Levine Leichtman Capital Partners in its acquisition of leading E-learning software provider SiPM, in partnership with management and its founding partners. (2020)

  • Capital Constellation/Wafra/Pollen Street

    We represented Capital Constellation, an innovative private equity platform managed by Wafra (also advised by Willkie), in its significant equity investment in and capital commitment to Pollen Street Capital. (2020)

  • BofA Securities/Lantheus Holdings/Progenics Pharmaceuticals

    We represented BofA Securities as financial advisor to Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in connection with Progenics amended merger transaction with Lantheus Holdings, Inc. (2020)

  • Zurich Insurance Group/Aflac

    We represented Zurich Insurance Group in its agreement to sell its U.S. Corporate Life and Pensions (Group Benefits) business to Aflac. (2020)

  • Insight Partners/Checkmarx/Hellman & Friedman

    We advised Insight Partners in the $1.15 billion sale of Checkmarx to Hellman & Friedman, the largest sale of an application security company to date. (2020)

  • American Trailer Rental Group/Milton Street Capital LLC/Advantage Trailer Leasing

    We represented American Trailer Rental Group and its Board of Directors in the acquisition of Advantage Trailer Leasing, a semi-trailer and storage container rental business. (2020)

  • RevSpring/Loyale Healthcare

    We represented Loyale Healthcare, a leading provider of patient payment and engagement solutions, in its acquisition by RevSpring. (2020)

  • RenaissanceRe/AXA Liabilities Managers

    We represented RenaissanceRe on the Sale of RenaissanceRe (UK) Limited, its UK run-off business, to AXA Liabilities Managers. (2020)

  • SIX/Omniex

    We represented SIX in its partnership agreement with and investment in Omniex, an institutional trading platform provider for digital assets and cryptocurrencies, enabling broader market access to cryptocurrencies. (2020)

  • Lagardère/Lagardère Sports/H.I.G. Capital

    We represented Lagardère on the contemplated sale of its leading global sports marketing firm, Lagardère Sports, to H.I.G. Capital. (2020)

  • ForgeLight/Searchlight Capital/Univision

    We represented ForgeLight LLC, an operating and investment company focused on the media and consumer technology sectors, in its acquisition with Searchlight Capital Partners of a majority interest in Univision, a leading Spanish language media company in the United States. (2020)

  • Franchise Group/American Freight Group

    We represented Franchise Group, Inc. in its acquisition of home furnishings retail chain American Freight Group, Inc., and in the consummation of its a $675 million debt financing to fund the acquisition. (2020)

  • Franklin Templeton/Legg Mason

    We represented Franklin Templeton in its $4.5 billion acquisition of asset manager Legg Mason. (2020)

  • Foundation Source/Incline Equity Partners

    We represented Foundation Source in its acquisition by Incline Equity Partners. (2020)

  • Ardian/Riemser Group/Esteve

    We represented Ardian in its sale of specialty pharmaceutical group Riemser to Esteve. (2020)

  • Searchlight Capital Partners/Global Risk Partners

    We represented Searchlight Capital Partners in its acquisition of Global Risk Partners, a leading UK-based insurance brokerage business. (2020)

  • Court Square Capital Partners/WindRose Health Investors/Medical Knowledge Group

    We represented Court Square Capital Partners in the recapitalization and acquisition of Medical Knowledge Group from WindRose Health Investors. (2020)

  • Searchlight Capital Partners/Ograi BidCo AB/Opus Group A.B.

    We represented Searchlight Capital Partners in its acquisition of the controlling stake in the share capital of Opus Group AB, a Sweden-based technology-driven, global leader in the vehicle inspection and intelligent vehicle support markets. (2020)

  • Springbok/Kimbell Royalty Partners

    We represented Springbok in the sale of mineral and royalty interests to Kimbell Royalty Partners for $175 million. (2020)

  • Development Partners International/Eaton Towers/American Tower Corporation

    We represented DPI, a significant minority shareholder, on the $1.85 billion sale of Eaton Towers to American Tower Corporation. (2020)

  • Insight Partners/Veeam Software

    We represented Insight Partners in its acquisition of Veeam Software for $5 billion. (2020)

  • Insight Partners/Armis/CapitalG

    Represented Insight Partners in its acquisition of leading enterprise IoT security firm Armis for $1.1 billion. (2020)

  • Fiat Chrysler/Peugeot SA

    We represented Bpifrance in connection with Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot SA’s agreement to merge, creating the world’s fourth largest automaker (2019)

  • EyeCare Partners/FFL Partners/Partners Group

    We represented FFL Partners and its portfolio company EyeCare Partners, a leading medical vision services provider, in the sale of ECP to Partners Group. (2019)

  • Icynene-Lapolla/FFL Partners/Huntsman

    We represented FFL Partners and Icynene-Lapolla, a leading North American manufacturer and distributor of spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation systems, in the $350 million acquisition of Icynene-Lapolla by Huntsman Corporation. (2019)

  • Bayswater/York Tactical Energy Fund

    We represented York Tactical Energy Fund in a $125 million strategic asset-level joint venture in the DJ Basin with Bayswater Natural Resources Fund III. (2019)

  • Texas Capital/Independent Bank

    We represented Texas Capital President and CEO C. Keith Cargill in the merger of Texas Capital and Independent Bank. Upon completion of the merger, Cargill will serve as Special Advisor to the Chairman, President and CEO of the combined company. (2019)

  • AIG/Fortitude RE/Carlyle Group/T&D Holdings

    We represented global insurance organization American International Group in its agreement to sell a 76.6 percent interest in Fortitude RE to The Carlyle Group and Tokyo-based T&D Holdings for approximately $1.8 billion. (2019)

  • BBS Automation/ReaLead/Team/ANT

    We represented Germany-based BBS Automation, a leading developer of automation solutions, in its acquisitions of China-based ReaLead, Italy-based Team S.r.l. and Poland-based ANT Sp. z o.o. All three add-on transactions were announced over the course of one year, furthering BBS’s ambitious consolidation strategy. (2019)

  • Time Manufacturing/BrandFX

    We represented Time Manufacturing Company/Versalift, a portfolio company of The Sterling Group, in its acquisition of market-leading composite service body manufacturer BrandFX Holdings, LLC. (2019)

  • Insight Partners/commercetools

    We represented Insight Partners in its $145 million investment in Germany’s commercetools, a leader in next-generation commerce software. (2019)

  • Arkema/Functional Polyolefins Business/SK Global Chemical

    We represented Arkema in its contemplated sale of its Functional Polyolefins business to SK Global Chemical. (2019)

  • Mailjet/Mailgun

    We represented Mailjet and its shareholders on its acquisition by Mailgun, a leading email delivery platform backed by Thoma Bravo. (2019)

  • Cision Ltd./Platinum Equity

    We served as financing legal counsel to Platinum Equity in its $2.74 billion acquisition of Cision Ltd. (2019)

  • Hudson’s Bay Company/Take Private

    We represented the Hudson's Bay Company Shareholder Group in its $1.4 billion agreement with HBC to take the company private. (2019)

  • Construction Supply Group/Construction Materials/Sterling Group

    We represented The Sterling Group and its portfolio company Construction Supply Group in Construction Supply’s acquisition of Construction Materials. (2019)

  • CPI/FFL Partners/Wendel

    We represented FFL Partners and its portfolio company Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI), the leading provider of behavior management and crisis prevention training programs, in the $910 million sale of CPI to Wendel, named 2019 Middle Market Deal of the Year by Buyouts. (2019)

  • Bullhorn/Erecruit

    We represented global staffing software provider Bullhorn in its acquisition of Erecruit. (2019)

  • Colony Capital/Blackstone/U.S. Logistics Assets

    We represented Colony Capital in its $5.9 billion agreement to sell Colony Industrial, the industrial real estate assets and affiliated industrial operating platform of Colony Capital, to Blackstone. (2019)

  • Blantyre Capital/Seuffer/AST (Advanced Sensor Technologies) International

    We represented Blantyre Capital in its acquisition of Seuffer’s assets to form AST International. (2019)

  • Pickering Energy Partners/Henry Resources

    We represented Pickering Energy Partners in a $500 million strategic joint venture with oil and gas operator Henry Resources. (2019)

  • Tenex Capital Management/Wolf Home Products

    We represented Tenex Capital Management in its investment in Wolf Home Products, a provider of kitchen and bath, outdoor living and building products. (2019)

  • Axiom/Permira

    We represented management of Axiom, the global leader in specialized on-demand legal talent, in a strategic investment from Permira funds. (2019)

  • Mercer Advisors/Genstar Capital/Oak Hill Capital/Lovell Minnick Partners

    We represented Genstar Capital and Mercer Advisors in connection with Mercer’s recapitalization and the acquisition of an equity stake in Mercer by Oak Hill Capital. (2019)

  • Pickering Energy Partners/Perella Weinberg Partners Capital Management/Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Company

    We represented Pickering Energy Partners in its launch and spin-out of all remaining energy asset management strategies of Perella Weinberg Partners Capital Management. (2019)

  • Colony Capital/ Equity Group Investments/Alpine Energy Capital, LLC

    We represented Colony Capital, Inc., in connection with the formation of the new joint venture partnership, Alpine Energy Capital, LLC, by Colony Capital and Equity Group Investments. (2019)

  • Cisco/Voicea

    We represented worldwide technology leader Cisco in its acquisition of Voicea, a privately held company focused on voice collaboration technology that leverages the power of AI. (2019)

  • Sagard/Sterimed

    We represented Sagard in its acquisition of Sterimed, a leading manufacturer of sterile packaging for the pharmaceutical industry, from Meeschaert Capital Partners. (2019)

  • Affinitiv, Inc./Loop LLC

    We represented Affinitiv, Inc., a portfolio company of CIP Capital, in its merger with Loop LLC (dba AutoLoop), creating the largest provider of data-driven marketing and software solutions exclusively focused on the automotive customer lifecycle. (2019)

  • CapVest Partners/Valeo Foods/Campbell Soup Company

    We represented CapVest Partners and its portfolio company Valeo Foods in its acquisition of Campbell’s European Chips Business. (2019)

  • Temenos/Kony

    We represented Kony Inc., the fast growing U.S. #1 digital banking SaaS company, in its acquisition by Switzerland-based banking software company Temenos for up to $580 million. (2019)

  • Hudson's Bay Company/Lord + Taylor/Le Tote

    We represented Hudson’s Bay Company in its $100 million sale of the Lord + Taylor brand and related intellectual property to Le Tote. (2019)

  • SurveyMonkey/GetFeedback/Campaign Monitor/Insight Partners

    We represented GetFeedback, Campaign Monitor and Insight Partners in the sale of GetFeedback to SurveyMonkey. (2019)

  • The CapStreet Group/Surgical Notes

    We represented CapStreet in the completion of its majority recapitalization of Surgical Notes LLC, a group of Texas-based companies that provide healthcare coding and billing services. (2019)

  • Grillo-Werke AG

    We represented Grillo-Werke AG, the European market leader in the processing of zinc and sulfur, in the sale of its intellectual property and know-how regarding Methanesulfonic Acid to an international chemical company. (2019)

  • Genstar Capital/OEConnection/Providence Equity Partners

    We advised Genstar Capital in its acquisition of a majority stake in OEConnection, a leading automotive technology provider for original equipment manufacturer distribution networks, from funds advised by Providence Equity Partners. (2019)

  • Kayne Anderson/WildFire Energy/Warburg Pincus

    We represented the Kayne Private Energy Income Funds (Kayne Anderson) investment platform in its agreement with Warburg Pincus to provide a $1 billion equity commitment to WildFire Energy, I LLC, an oil and gas exploration and production company. (2019)

  • Colony Capital/Colony HB2 Energy/California Resources Corporation

    We represented Colony Capital in its joint venture between Colony HB2 Energy and California Resources Corporation to fund up to $500 million for the development of CRC’s flagship Elk Hills field, located in the San Joaquin Basin. (2019)

  • BNP Paribas Cardif/Scotiabank

    We represented BNP Paribas Cardif in the negotiation of a long-term bancassurance strategic alliance in Latin America with Scotiabank. (2019)

  • Mylan/Pfizer Upjohn

    We represented Centerview Partners and PJT Partners as financial advisors to Mylan in its agreement to combine with Upjohn, Pfizer's off-patent branded and generic medicines business, to create a new pharmaceutical company. (2019)

  • Aquiline Capital Partners/CoAdvantage/Morgan Stanley Capital Partners

    We represented Aquiline Capital Partners in its acquisition of human resources outsourcing provider CoAdvantage from Morgan Stanley Capital Partners. (2019)

  • Finance of America/FarmOp Capital

    We represented Finance of America Holdings in its acquisition of a minority stake in FarmOp Capital, a specialty finance company providing working capital loans to farm operators. (2019)

  • Fourth/HotSchedules/Insight Partners/Marlin Equity Partners

    We represented Fourth and Insight Partners in the hospitality technology merger of HotSchedules and Fourth, backed by Marlin Equity Partners and Insight Partners. (2019)

  • CVC/Bosch Packaging Technology Business Unit

    We represented CVC Capital Partners on the acquisition of Bosch's packaging technology business unit, one of the leading suppliers of process and packaging technology. (2019)

  • Atlas Holdings/TreeHouse Foods

    We represented Atlas Holdings in its acquisition of the Snacks Division of TreeHouse Foods. (2019)

  • CapVest Partners/Karro Food Group/Young’s Seafood

    We represented CapVest Partners and its portfolio company Karro Food Group in the acquisition of Young’s Seafood. (2019)

  • HealthEquity/WageWorks

    We represented HealthEquity, the nation's largest independent health savings account custodian, in its acquisition of WageWorks for approximately $2 billion. (2019)

  • Acumatica/EQT

    We represented U.S. cloud-based software vendor Acumatica in its sale to EQT. (2019)

  • PAI Partners/StellaGroup/CRH

    We represented PAI Partners, the owners of StellaGroup, in StellaGroup’s acquisition of the shutters & awnings platform of CRH. (2019)

  • TPG Sixth Street Partners/Glendale Energy Ventures

    We represented Glendale Energy Ventures in its $500 million joint venture platform with TPG Sixth Street Partners to pursue acquisitions of non-operated oil and gas properties. (2019)

  • Aquiline Capital Partners/Covius/Chronos Solutions

    We represented Covius, a portfolio company of Aquiline Capital Partners, in its acquisition of Chronos Solutions' credit, verification, REO and auction businesses. (2019)

  • EyeCare Service Partners/Harvest Partners/Delray Eye Associates

    We represented Harvest Partners and EyeCare Service Partners in the acquisition of Delray Eye Associates. (2019)

  • Vitale Assistance/Weinberg Capital Partners/Groupe 3iD

    We represented Vitale Assistance (controlled by Weinberg Capital Partners) in its acquisition of Groupe 3iD, creating the market leader in post-insurance claim in-kind repairs. (2019)

  • Insight Partners/Recorded Future

    We represented Insight Partners in its acquisition of threat intelligence company Recorded Future for $780 million. (2019)

  • Bregal Freshstream/Away Resorts/LDC

    We represented Bregal Freshstream in its acquisition of UK holiday park operator Away Resorts from LDC. (2019)

  • Aegerion Pharmaceuticals/Novelion Therapeutics/Amryt Pharma Plc

    We represented global biopharmaceutical company Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Novelion Therapeutics, in its recapitalization, whereby Amryt Pharma Plc agreed to acquire 100% of Aegerion’s reorganized stock. (2019)

  • E2open/Amber Road

    We represented E2open, a portfolio company of Insight Partners, in its acquisition of global trade management software provider Amber Road for $425 million. (2019)

  • Warburg Pincus/Dude Solutions/Clearlake Capital

    We represented Warburg Pincus in its sale of software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider Dude Solutions to Clearlake Capital Group. (2019)

  • EQT/Avenso/LUMAS

    We represented EQT Mid Market fund in its agreement to sell Avenso GmbH, a market-leading multichannel player for affordable museum grade wall art to LUMAS Art Editions GmbH as well as Avenso GmbH in its divestiture of WhiteWall to CEWE Stiftung & Co. KGaA. (2019)

  • MultiView/Warburg Pincus/The Stagwell Group

    We represented MultiView, a Warburg Pincus portfolio company, in connection with its sale to an affiliate of The Stagwell Group. (2019)

  • Stonyrock Partners/Jefferies/Leucadia Asset Management

    We represented the founders of Stonyrock Partners in formation of new investment firm targeting alternative managers focused on private equity, credit, hedge fund and venture capital investments. (2019)

  • CMA CGM/CEVA Logistics

    We represented CMA CGM in its successful friendly tender offer to acquire CEVA Logistics, a global logistics group listed on the Zurich Stock Exchange (SIX). (2019)

  • PayScale/Francisco Partners/Warburg Pincus

    We represented PayScale, Inc., the leader in cloud compensation data and software-as-a-service (SaaS), in its $325 million sale to Francisco Partners by Warburg Pincus. (2019)

  • CIP Capital/People 2.0 Global

    We represented CIP Capital in its acquisition of People 2.0 Global, LP, a leading business process outsourcer in the human capital services sector. (2019)

  • American Railcar Industries/ITE Management/Greenbrier Companies

    We represented leading railcar manufacturer American Railcar Industries, Inc. in the $430 million sale of its manufacturing business to Greenbrier Companies, Inc. by ITE Management L.P. (2019)

  • Voalte/Hill-Rom

    We represented Voalte, a pioneer and leader in real-time, mobile healthcare communications, in its sale to global medical technology company Hill-Rom for $180 million. (2019)

  • FFL Partners/Laurel Solutions/ Servelec Technologies

    Represented FFL Partners, through its portfolio group Laurel Solutions, in the cross-border acquisition of Servelec Technologies, a market-leading UK provider of remote telemetry units, secure SCADA systems and business optimization software. (2019)

  • Insight Venture Partners/PDI

    We represented Insight Venture Partners in its investment in PDI, a leading global provider of enterprise software solutions to the convenience retail, wholesale petroleum and logistics industries. (2019)

  • The Sterling Group/Polychem Corporation

    We represented The Sterling Group in its acquisition of Polychem Corporation, a leader in the securement packaging industry. (2019)

  • Atlas Holdings/International Wire Group Holdings

    We represented Atlas Holdings in its acquisition of wire manufacturer and marketer International Wire Group Holdings. (2019)

  • FIS/Worldpay

    We represented FIS, a global leader in financial services technology, in its $42 billion merger with Worldpay, Inc., the largest fintech deal ever. (2019)

  • The Sterling Group/Process Barron

    We represented The Sterling Group and Process Barron in the sale of Process Barron to funds managed by Carousel Capital. (2019)

  • Insight Venture Partners/Genesis Partners IV

    We represented Insight Venture Partners in the acquisition of a majority of Israeli venture capital fund's Genesis Partners IV portfolio, which is focused on technology-driven companies. (2019)

  • Aquiline Capital Partners/Relation Insurance/Parthenon/Century Equity

    We represented Aquiline Capital Partners in its agreement to acquire Relation Insurance Services, one of the largest independent insurance brokers in the United States, from private equity firms Parthenon Capital and Century Equity Partners. (2019)

  • Anaqua/Astorg

    We represented Anaqua, the leading provider of innovation and IP management, in its sale to Astorg, a leading European private equity firm. (2019)

  • Apex Group/Genstar Capital/Link Asset Services

    Represented Genstar Capital and its portfolio company Apex Group in the acquisition of the corporate and private clients business of Link Asset Services, a division of the Australian listed Link Group. (2019)

  • Protective Life Corporation/Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Company

    We advised Protective Life Corporation on the $1.2 billion acquisition of Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Company’s individual life insurance and annuity business. (2019)

  • Vilmorin & Cie/Sursem, Geneze/Pampa Capital

    We represented Vilmorin & Cie, one of the world’s leading seed companies, in its acquisition of two independent South American seed companies, Sursem (Argentina) and Geneze (Brazil) from Pampa Capital. (2018)

  • Mademoiselle Desserts/Les Délices des 7 Vallées/Sagard

    We represented Mademoiselle Desserts (backed by IK Investment Partners) on the acquisition of Les Délices des 7 Vallées, a French-based producer of frozen industrial cakes and pastries, from Sagard. (2018)

  • Magseis/Fairfield Seismic Technologies

    We represented Magseis ASA, a leading provider of ocean bottom seismic systems and services, on the $233 million acquisition of the Seismic Technologies business from Fairfield Geotechnologies, resulting in a new combined company known as Magseis Fairfield. (2018)

  • Excellence Logging/Weatherford International

    Excellence Logging, a portfolio company of Blue Water Energy, in its acquisition of Weatherford International’s surface data logging business (2018)

  • GlaxoSmithKline/Tesaro

    We represented Centerview Partners as financial advisor to biopharmaceutical company Tesaro in its acquisition by GlaxoSmithKline for $5.1 billion. (2018)

  • OSG Billing Services/NCP Solutions

    Represented OSG Billing Services, a portfolio company of Aquiline Capital Partners, in the acquisition of NCP Solutions, a provider of outsourced transactional communications for the financial services industry. (2018)

  • OSG Billing/Aquiline/Communisis

    Represented OSG Billing, a portfolio company of Aquiline Capital Partners, in the take-private acquisition of Communisis PLC, a communications and marketing outsourcing company listed on the London Stock Exchange. (2018)

  • E2open/ INTTRA

    Represented E2open, a portfolio company of Insight Venture Partners, in connection with the acquisition of ocean shipping network and software provider INTTRA. (2018)

  • Maxburg Beteiligungen III GmbH & Co. KG / KGS Software

    We represented Maxburg Beteiligungen III GmbH & Co. KG on the acquisition of KGS Software, an established international software provider for SAP document archiving and data management. (2018)

  • Cowen/Quarton International

    We represented Cowen Inc. in its agreement to acquire privately held Quarton International, a leading global financial advisory company serving the middle market. (2018)

  • Colony Capital/HB2 Energy

    We represented Colony Capital in its joint venture with HB2 Energy to form Colony HB2 Energy, an energy-focused investment management platform. (2018)

  • Victory Capital/USAA Asset Management Company

    We represented Victory Capital Holdings, Inc. in its deal to acquire USAA Asset Management Company. (2018)

  • Newpek/Texas Sinor Nest Oil Assets

    We represented Newpek LLC in its sale, along with joint venture partner Pioneer Natural Resources Co., of upstream oil and gas assets located in the Sinor Nest Field (Lower Wilcox) in Live Oak County in South Texas. (2018)

  • CIP Capital/OnCourse Learning

    We represented CIP Capital in its sale of OnCourse Learning to Bertelsmann Education Group. (2018)

  • Neuberger Berman/Cartesian

    We represented investment manager Neuberger Berman in its acquisition of insurance-linked strategies manager Cartesian Re (developed as a portfolio company of Cartesian Capital Group) and affiliated reinsurer Iris Re. (2018)

  • RenaissanceRe/Tokio Marine

    We represented RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd., global provider of reinsurance and insurance, in its $1.5 billion deal to acquire Tokio Marine Holdings Inc.’s reinsurance platform, which includes Tokio Millennium Re AG and Tokio Millennium Re (UK) Limited. (2018)

  • Franklin Templeton Investments/Benefit Street Partners

    We represented Franklin Templeton Investments in its acquisition of alternative credit manager Benefit Street Partners. (2018)

  • ITE Management/American Railcar

    We represented ITE Management in its acquisition of American Railcar Industries from Icahn Enterprises in a transaction valued at approximately $1.75 billion. (2018)

  • HK Food GmbH/Nordsee Holding

    We represented HK Food GmbH in its agreement to sell German seafood brand Nordsee Holding GmbH to Kharis Capital via KC North Sea, an investment vehicle managed by Kharis. (2018)

  • Silver Creek/Genesis Energy

    We represented Silver Creek Midstream in its $300 million leveraged buyout of Genesis Energy L.P.’s midstream energy business located in the Powder River Basin; and $600 million equity commitment from the newly formed joint venture between Tailwater Capital LLC and The Energy & Minerals Group. (2018)

  • Ardian/ADA International

    We represented Ardian in its sale of hotel cosmetics manufacturer ADA International to Moonlake Capital. (2018)

  • Time Manufacturing Company/Aspen Aerials

    We represented Time Manufacturing Company, a portfolio company of The Sterling Group, in its acquisition of Aspen Aerials, Inc. (2018)

  • AlixPartners/Zolfo Cooper

    We represented global consulting firm AlixPartners on its acquisition of independent financial advisory and interim management firm Zolfo Cooper. (2018)

  • AIG/Glatfelter

    We represented Glatfelter Insurance Group, one of the largest privately owned insurance brokers in the United States, in its acquisition by global insurer American International Group, Inc. (2018)

  • Victory Capital/Harvest Volatility Management

    We represented global investment management firm Victory Capital in its deal to acquire Harvest Volatility, one of the world’s leading derivative asset management firms, with approximately $12 billion in assets under management (as of 7/31/18). (2018)

  • Hudson’s Bay Company/SIGNA Retail Holdings

    We represented HBC in its agreement with SIGNA Retail Holdings to combine HBC Europe with Germany’s Karstadt Warenhaus GmbH, creating Germany’s leading retailer with annual revenue in excess of €5 billion, and the sale to SIGNA of 50% of HBC’s German real estate assets to form a 50-50 real estate joint venture valued at €3.25 billion. (2018)

  • Insight Venture Partners/Episerver

    We represented Insight Venture Partners in its $1.16 billion acquisition of Episerver, a leading marketing technology and digital commerce company. (2018)

  • Alpega Group/wtransnet

    We represented Alpega Group, a leading global logistics software company based in Belgium, in its acquisition of wtransnet, the leading freight exchange in Spain and Portugal. (2018)

  • Nephila/Markel

    We represented Nephila Holdings Limited, the pre-eminent insurance-linked securities manager in the world, in its agreement to be acquired by Markel. (2018)

  • Insight Venture Partners/EveryAction

    We represented Insight Venture Partners in its growth investment in EveryAction, a leading provider of software for nonprofits and campaigns. (2018)

  • Aspen Insurance/Apollo Funds

    We represented Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited in its agreement to be acquired by certain investment funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, a leading global alternative investment manager, for $2.6 billion. (2018)

  • Ring International/BOA Group

    We represented Ring International in its acquisition of automotive, industrial and aerospace manufacturer BOA Group. (2018)

  • Lagardère Travel Retail/Hojeij Branded Foods (HBF)

    We represented French airport shop operator Lagardère Travel Retail in its $330 million acquisition of HBF, a leading foodservice travel retailer in North America, creating the third largest player in the North American travel retail and foodservice industry. (2018)

  • Diligent/Brainloop

    We represented Diligent Corporation, a leader in enterprise governance, in its acquisition of Brainloop, a secure communication software provider. (2018)

  • Apex Group/Genstar Capital/Custom House

    We represented Apex Group Ltd., a portfolio company of Genstar Capital and one of the world's largest fund solutions providers, in its acquisition of Custom House, a leading global hedge fund administrator. (2018)

  • J.C. Flowers/SSL Insurance/Endeavour Insurance

    We represented J.C. Flowers & Co LLC on its establishment of a London wholesale broking platform and the acquisition of two London brokers, SSL Insurance Group and Endeavour Insurance Services. (2018)

  • ISS/Ortec

    We 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. (2018)

  • Scout24 AG/

    We represented Scout24 AG, a leading operator of digital marketplaces, in its €285 million acquisition of, a leading German online comparison portal for consumer loans, from Acton Capital Partners, btov Partners, Highland Europe, HarbourVest Partners and’s founder and CEO, among other selling shareholders. (2018)

  • Genstar Capital/Cetera Financial

    We represented Genstar Capital in its agreement to acquire a majority stake in Cetera Financial Group, a leading network of nearly 8,000 financial advisors. (2018)

  • Capital Constellation/Ara Partners

    We represented Capital Constellation in its $150 million strategic partnership with Ara Partners Group, whereby Capital Constellation will acquire a substantial minority ownership interest in Ara Partners and provide the firm and its affiliates with significant investment capital. (2018)

  • Interpublic Group/Acxiom Marketing Solutions

    We represented Interpublic Group in its $2.3 billion acquisition of data marketing company Acxiom Marketing Solutions. (2018)

  • CAF/Solaris Bus & Coach

    We represented sellers and Solaris Bus & Coach, a European manufacturer of public transportation vehicles, in its acquisition by multinational transportation group CAF. (2018)

  • Mueller Industries/ATCO Rubber Products

    We represented Mueller Industries in its $162.8 million acquisition of ATCO Rubber Products. (2018)

  • Illuminate Education/Insight Venture Partners/SchoolCity/IO Education/Alpine Achievement

    We represented Illuminate Education and Insight Venture Partners in Illuminate’s acquisition of SchoolCity, IO Education and Alpine Achievement. (2018)

  • Bim/AMAC/Vacalians

    We represented Bim on the sale of the AMAC Group to the Vacalians Group, a leader in the European outdoor accommodation market, controlled by the Permira funds. (2018)

  • Apex Group/Genstar Capital/AFO-2

    We represented Genstar Capital and its portfolio company Apex Group on the acquisition, with SALU Capital and Inlife Holding, of Luxembourg private equity fund AFO-2. (2018)

  • Drillinginfo/Insight Venture Partners/Genstar Capital

    We represented oil and gas data intelligence provider Drillinginfo, a portfolio company of Insight Venture Partners, in its sale to Genstar Capital. (2018)

  • LiveAction/Savvius

    We represented LiveAction, a visionary provider of IT network management, visualization, and analytics software in its acquisition of Savvius, Inc., a leading provider of packet-capture and analytics appliances and software forensic solutions. (2018)

  • Warburg Pincus/Slickdeals/Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division/Hearst

    We represented Warburg Pincus in its sale of online deal site Slickdeals to Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division and Hearst. (2018)

  • FacilitySource Holdings/CBRE Group/Warburg Pincus

    We 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. (2018)

  • von Poll Immobilien/Deutsche Beteiligungs AG

    We represented the founders of von Poll Immobilien, a leading German residential real estate agency, on their sale to private equity firm Deutsche Beteiligungs AG. (2018)

  • Apex Group/Genstar Capital/Ipes

    We represented Genstar Capital and its portfolio company Apex Fund Services on the acquisition of Ipes, a private equity fund administrator with operations in Europe, from Silverfleet Capital. (2018)

  • TriTech Software/Bain Capital Private Equity

    We represented TriTech Software, a leading public safety software developer, in its recapitalization by Bain Capital Private Equity. (2018)

  • Insight Venture Partners/BMC Software/Private Investor Consortium

    We represented Insight Venture Partners as part of a private investor consortium in the sale of Houston-based software company BMC Software. (2018)

  • A2iA/Mitek

    We represented A2iA in connection with its acquisition by Mitek, a global leader in digital identity verification solutions. (2018)

  • IK Investment Partners/Domia Group

    We 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. (2018)

  • Ardian/ESIM Chemicals

    We represented Ardian in the sale of ESIM Chemicals to Sun European Partners. (2018)

  • PAI Partners/WFCI

    We represented PAI Partners in its acquisition alongside Baring Private Equity Asia of World Freight Company International, the global leader in the General Sales and Service Agent market, from Greenbriar Equity Group. (2018)

  • Aberdeen/Hark Capital/Enhanced Capital Group

    We represented Aberdeen Asset Management in its acquisition of Hark Capital from Enhanced Capital Group. (2018)

  • IK Investment Partners/Mademoiselle Desserts

    We represented IK Investment Partners in connection with its contemplated acquisition, through its IK VIII Fund, of a majority stake in Mademoiselle Desserts, a French leader in the frozen bakery industry. (2018)

  • Weener Plastics/3i Group/Proenfar

    We represented Weener Plastics Group, a leading manufacturer of innovative plastic packaging products for consumer goods companies, and 3i being invested in Weener, in Weener’s acquisition of Proenfar, a Colombia-based manufacturer of pharmaceutical and cosmetics plastic packaging solutions for the Latin American market. (2018)

  • Aberdeen/ETF Securities U.S.

    We represented Aberdeen Asset Management in its acquisition of ETF Securities U.S. (2018)

  • CMA CGM/CEVA Logistics

    We represented CMA CGM in its agreement to acquire a 25% stake in CEVA Logistics AG, a global leading player in the logistics sector, reinforcing its presence in the logistics sector. (2018)

  • Zurich Insurance Group/EuroAmerica

    We represented Zurich Insurance Group in its acquisition of the individual and group life insurance businesses and the long-term savings operations of EuroAmerica in Chile. (2018)

  • BB&T Corporation/Regions Insurance Group

    We represented BB&T Corporation in its agreement to acquire Regions Insurance Group from Regions Financial Corporation. (2018)

  • EQT Mid Market Europe/BBS Automation

    We represented EQT Mid Market Europe in its acquisition of BBS Automation, a provider of flexible and high-quality automation solutions for complex manufacturing and testing processes. (2018)

  • Warburg Pincus/Extant Components/TransDigm Group

    We represented Extant Components Group Holdings, a portfolio company of private equity firm Warburg Pincus, on the sale of Extant to TransDigm Group for $525 million. (2018)

  • Aquiline Capital Partners/Togetherwork/GI Partners

    We represented Aquiline Capital Partners and Togetherwork on the sale of group management software and payments provider Togetherwork to GI Partners. (2018)

  • Zurich Insurance Group/Cover-More/Travel Ace/Universal Assistance

    We represented Zurich Insurance Group in its agreement to acquire 19 travel assistance providers in Latin America, positioning its Cover-More Group as the leader in global travel insurance and assistance in the region. (2018)

  • GSM Maritime Holdings/Logistec Corporation

    We represented GSM Maritime Holdings, LLC, a portfolio company of client The CapStreet Group, in GSM’s sale to Logistec Corporation. (2018)

  • CommerceHub/GTCR/Sycamore Partners

    We represented financial advisor Evercore on the $1.1 billion acquisition of CommerceHub, Inc. by GTCR and Sycamore Partners. (2018)

  • GoldenTree Asset Management/HSH Nordbank/Private Investor-Led Consortium

    We represented GoldenTree Asset Management as part of an investor-led consortium in the acquisition of German state bank HSH Nordbank for €1 billion. (2018)

  • AmTrust Financial Services

    We represented the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. in sale to Stone Point Capital, the CEO and the Karfunkel Family. (2018)

  • Zurich Insurance Group/QBE

    We represented Zurich Insurance Group in its agreement to acquire Australian insurer QBE in Latin America for $409 million. (2018)

  • Bynder/Shutterstock Inc./Webdam

    We represented Bynder in its acquisition of Shutterstock's digital asset management business Webdam for $49.1 million. (2018)

  • Alleghany Capital Corporation/W&W|AFCO Steel/Hirschfeld Industries

    We represented W&W|AFCO Steel in its acquisition of Texas-based steel producer Hirschfeld Industries. (2018)

  • AIG/Validus

    We represented Perella Weinberg as financial advisor to AIG in AIG's $5.6 billion acquisition of reinsurer Validus. (2018)

  • Protective Life/Liberty Mutual/Lincoln Financial

    We represented Protective Life Corporation in its agreement to acquire Liberty Mutual’s individual life and annuity business in a $3.3 billion multi-party transaction involving Liberty Mutual Group and Lincoln Financial Group. (2018)

  • TRACE/TPG Growth

    We represented leading African music and entertainment company TRACE, TRACE’s co-founder, Olivier Laouchez, and the TRACE management team in TRACE’s acquisition by TPG Growth. (2018)

  • Waterland Private Equity/A-ROSA River Cruise Group

    We represented Waterland Private Equity in the sale of its interest in A-ROSA River Cruise Group to British private equity group Duke Street. (2018)

  • Apex Group/M.M.Warburg & CO

    We represented Apex Group Ltd., a Genstar portfolio company, on its acquisition of Warburg’s Asset Management and Servicing Business in Luxembourg. (2018)

  • Brookfield/Westinghouse

    We represented Brookfield Business Partners in its acquisition of Westinghouse Electric Company, a market-leading nuclear power service, for approximately $4.6 billion. (2018)

  • La Martinière Groupe/Média-Participation

    We represented La Martinière Groupe and its main shareholders in connection with the combination with Média-Participations, creating the third-largest publishing group in France. (2017)

  • Trident Energy/Hess

    We represented Trident Energy, a Warburg Pincus portfolio company, in its acquisition of an interest in oil exploration and production assets offshore Equatorial Guinea from Hess. (2017)

  • 3i/ATESTEO

    We advised 3i on the sale of ATESTEO, an international drivetrain testing specialist, to IHO Holding GmbH & Co. KG, a holding company of the Schaeffler family. (2017)

  • Voya Financial/Apollo-led Investor Consortium

    We represented Voya Financial in its agreement to sell its Closed Block Variable Annuity segment (with account value of approximately $35 billion) and fixed and fixed indexed annuities business (with account value of approximately $19 billion) to an investor group including affiliates of Apollo Global Management LLC and Athene Holding, Ltd. (2017)

  • Minor International/Corbin & King

    We represented Minor International pcl, a global hotel and restaurant group based in Thailand, in its acquisition of the Corbin & King group of high-end London restaurants (including The Wolseley and The Delaunay) and The Beaumont Hotel. (2017)

  • Davidson Kempner/eir/NJJ Telecom Europe

    We represented Davidson Kempner Capital Management LP (as a key shareholder) in connection with the NJJ-led consortium’s pending acquisition of eir, the largest integrated telecommunications provider in Ireland, for an enterprise value of approximately €3.5 billion. (2017)

  • Choice Hotels/WoodSpring Suites

    We represented Choice Hotels International in its acquisition of the brand and franchise business of extended-stay hotel brand WoodSpring Suites. (2017)

  • Kalnin Ventures/Warren Resources

    We represented Kalnin Ventures LLC in the $105 million acquisition of Marcellus Shale assets from Warren Resources in northeastern Pennsylvania’s Wyoming County. (2017)

  • OSG Billing Services/Diamond Communication Solutions

    We represented OSG Billing Services in its acquisition of digital marketing firm Diamond Communication Solutions. (2017)

  • Keg Logistics/Keg Credit

    We represented Keg Logistics LLC on its acquisition of Keg Credit, LLC, which combines two of the leading keg providers in the U.S. craft brewing industry. (2017)

  • Melinta Therapeutics/Infectious Disease Business of The Medicines Company

    We represented Melinta Therapeutics, Inc. in its acquisition of the infectious disease business from The Medicines Company. (2017)

  • Insight Venture Partners/GraphPad

    We represented Insight Venture Partners in its majority recapitalization of GraphPad Software, Inc., the premier provider of data analysis, statistics and graphing software solutions for scientific research applications. (2017)

  • E2open/Zyme

    We 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. (2017)

  • PAI Partners/Refresco

    We represented PAI Partners in its €1.6 billion investment (alongside British Columbia Investment Management Corp.) in Refresco, the Dutch-listed leading independent bottler of soft drinks and fruit juices. (2017)

  • Hudson’s Bay Company/WeWork Property Advisors

    We represented Hudson’s Bay Company in its agreement to sell the Lord & Taylor Fifth Avenue building to WeWork Property Advisors in a transaction valued at $850 million. (2017)

  • OSG Billing Services/Microdynamics Group

    We represented OSG Billing Services in its acquisition of Microdynamics Group, a provider of integrated, multichannel transactional print and electronic solutions. (2017)

  • CVC/Sebia

    We represented CVC Capital Partners Strategic Opportunities (CVC Stratops) on its acquisition, alongside Téthys Invest, of a controlling stake in Sebia from Astorg and Montagu Private Equity. (2017)

  • Aetna’s U.S. Group Life and Disability Business/The Hartford

    We represented Aetna, one of the leading diversified health care benefit companies in the United States, in its $1.45 billion agreement to sell its U.S. group life and disability business to The Hartford. (2017)

  • Apex Group/Genstar Capital/Deutsche Bank Alternative Fund Services Business

    We represented Apex Group Ltd. and Genstar Capital in Apex’s agreement to acquire the Deutsche Bank Alternative Fund Services business. (2017)

  • Assurant/The Warranty Group

    We represented Assurant, Inc., a premier global provider of risk management solutions, in its $2.5 billion acquisition of The Warranty Group, a leading global provider of protection plans and related programs. (2017)

  • Rockefeller Financial Services/Gregory Fleming/Viking Global Investors

    We represented Rockefeller Financial Services, Inc., the parent company of Rockefeller & Co., in a deal with financial services executive Gregory J. Fleming to form Rockefeller Capital Management (backed by Viking Global Investors LP), an independent financial services firm focused on wealth management, asset management and strategic advisory. (2017)

  • Deutsche Bank Asset Management/iCapital Network

    We represented Deutsche Bank Asset Management in its agreement to sell its US Private Equity Access Fund Platform to iCapital Network. (2017)

  • Alleghany/Pacific Compensation/CopperPoint

    We represented Alleghany Corporation in the $150 million sale of Pacific Compensation Insurance Company, an underwriter of workers' compensation insurance, to CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company. (2017)

  • Allied Beverage Group/Breakthru Beverage Group New Jersey

    We represented Allied Beverage Group in its merger with Breakthru Beverage Group New Jersey, creating an integrated company under the Allied Beverage Group name that will continue to be New Jersey’s leading wholesale liquor distributor. (2017)

  • Genstar Capital/ISS/Vestar

    We represented Genstar Capital, in partnership with management, in its acquisition of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) from Vestar Capital Partners for $720 million. (2017)

  • eVestment/Nasdaq/Insight Venture Partners

    We represented eVestment, a global provider of institutional investment data intelligence and analytic solutions, in its $705 million sale from Insight Venture Partners to Nasdaq. (2017)

  • Bridge Growth Partners/BackOffice Associates

    We represented Bridge Growth Partners, LLC in its majority equity investment in BackOffice Associates, the worldwide leader in information governance, data stewardship, and data migration solutions. (2017)

  • A.S.Adventure Group/McTREK

    We represented A.S.Adventure Group, a portfolio company of private equity fund PAI Partners, in its agreement to acquire McTREK from YEAH! AG. (2017)

  • NeuroDerm/ Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation

    We represented Centerview Partners, financial advisor to NeuroDerm Ltd, in NeuroDerm’s deal to be acquired by Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation for $1.1 billion. (2017)

  • Melinta Therapeutics, Inc./Cempra, Inc.

    We represented Melinta Therapeutics, Inc. and Vatera Healthcare partners, Melinta’s majority shareholder, in Melinta’s merger with Cempra, Inc., forming a leading, vertically integrated commercial-stage anti-infectives company. (2017)

  • MetLife, Inc./Brighthouse Financial, Inc.

    We represented MetLife, Inc. in the separation of its U.S. retail business and its spin-off of Brighthouse Financial, Inc., creating two independent, publicly-traded companies. (2017)

  • Frontline Education/Thoma Bravo

    We represented Frontline Education, an integrated insights partner serving more than 12,000 educational organizations across America, in its agreement to be acquired by private equity firm Thoma Bravo, with Insight Venture Partners retaining a minority stake in the company. (2017)

  • Samson Resource II/Rockcliff Energy II

    We represented Samson Resources II, LLC, a privately held onshore exploration and production company, in the $525 million sale of its East Texas and North Louisiana Assets to Houston-based oil and gas company Rockcliff Energy II LLC (2017)

  • SIG/Z Capital

    We represented Sports Information Group, LLC, a multi-media information company serving the sports industry through its flagship Daily Racing Form platform and other brands, in its acquisition by affiliates of Z Capital Partners, L.L.C. (2017)

  • Ekkio Capital/Amatasigroup/Eurofins

    We represented Ekkio Capital on the sale of Amatsigroup to Eurofins, the world leader in bio-pharmaceutical testing and a world leader in analytical services. (2017)

  • IK Investment Breteche Industrie Group

    We advised IK Investment Partners in its acquisition of Bretèche Industrie Group, a leading global manufacturer of industrial equipment for the production of food, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic products, from Equistone Partners and Céréa Capital. (2017)

  • Seaport Capital/Keg Logistics

    We represented New York-based private equity firm Seaport Capital, LLC in its acquisition of Keg Logistics LLC, a leading outsourced keg and beverage container management provider. (2017)

  • PAI Partners/ADB Safegate

    We advised PAI Partners in the sale of ADB Safegate, a global airport performance solutions provider, to The Carlyle Group. (2017)

  • New Mountain Capital/Sparta Systems/Thoma Bravo

    We represented New Mountain Capital LLC in its acquisition of Sparta Systems, Inc., a global leader in quality management system (QMS) software, from Thoma Bravo, LLC. (2017)

  • Constantia Flexibles/Multi-Color Corporation

    We represented Constantia Flexibles in the sale of its Labels division to Multi-Color Corporation for an enterprise value of approximately $1.3 billion. (2017)

  • Hawaiian Telcom/Cincinnati Bell/Twin Haven

    We represented Twin Haven Capital Partners, LLC, one of the largest stockholders of Hawaiian Telcom, in connection with the approximately $650 million pending merger of Hawaiian Telcom and Cincinnati Bell Inc. (2017)

  • Castik Capital/Transport Services Unit of Wolters Kluwer

    We represented Castik Capital in its acquisition of the Brussels-based transport services unit of Wolters Kluwer, a leading player in transportation management software and freight exchange solutions. (2017)

  • CMA CGM/EQT Infrastructure III/APL Limited

    We represented CMA CGM in the sale to the EQT Infrastructure III fund of a 90 percent stake in APL Limited, whose wholly owned subsidiary, Eagle Marine Services, Ltd., operates Global Gateway South, a leading container terminal in the Port of Los Angeles. (2017)

  • A Place for Mom/General Atlantic and Silver Lake/Warburg Pincus

    We represented A Place for Mom, North America's largest network connecting families to senior living service providers, in its acquisition by private equity firms Silver Lake and General Atlantic from Warburg Pincus. (2017)

  • Gainline Capital Partners/Southern Motion

    We represented Gainline Capital Partners LP in an agreement for funds managed by Gainline to acquire upholstered furniture manufacturer Southern Motion, Inc. (2017)

  • Gantner/Syx Automations

    We 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. (2017)

  • CMA CGM/Mercosul Line

    We represented CMA CGM in its acquisition of Mercosul Line from Maersk Line. (2017)

  • PAI Partners/DomusVi

    We represented PAI Partners in its sale of a majority stake in leading European retirement and nursing home operator DomusVi to Intermediate Capital Group and Sagesse Retraite Santé. (2017)

  • PAI Partners/IPH/Advent

    We represented PAI Partners in its deal to sell IPH, a European industrial supplies distributor, to Advent International. (2017)

  • Aquiline Capital Partners/OSG Billing Services

    We represented Aquiline Capital Partners in its acquisition of OSG Billing Services to create an omni-channel customer communications hub. (2017)

  • Castik Capital/inet, GmbH Austria

    We represented Castik Capital in the acquisition (by funds advised by Castik Capital) of a majority stake in inet, GmbH Austria, an SaaS provider of transportation management systems, from the international transportation and logistics company Gebrüder Weiss. (2017)

  • Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc./Kerbal Space Program

    We represented Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., in its acquisition of Kerbal Space Program, a critically acclaimed space simulation program. (2017)

  • Parallels/Plesk/Oakley Capital

    We represented Parallels Holdings Limited, a global leader in IT solutions, in the carve-out and $105 million sale of its Switzerland-based web server and website administration platform, Plesk, to Oakley Capital. (2017)

  • Kinnser Software/Insight Venture Partners/Mediware

    We represented Kinnser Software, Inc., the leading provider of software solutions for home health and hospice providers, and Insight Venture Partners in the sale of Kinnser to TPG Capital-backed Mediware Information Systems, Inc. (2017)

  • FIS/Capco/CD&R

    We represented FIS, a global leader in financial services technology, in its $477 million sale of a majority stake in Capco, its management consulting business, to private investment firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice. (2017)

  • Insight Venture Partners/Resolve Systems

    We represented Insight Venture Partners in its acquisition of Resolve Systems, a leading enterprise security and IT incident response platform. (2017)

  • PAI Partners/ELITech

    We represented PAI Partners in its acquisition of ELITech Group, a leading manufacturer of specialty in-vitro diagnostics equipment and reagents, from Ergon Capital. (2017)

  • 3i/Formel D

    We represented 3i Group plc in its agreement to invest up to €247 million in Formel D GmbH, a Germany-based global service provider to the automotive and component supply industry. (2017)

  • Broadview/Windstream

    We represented Broadview Networks Holdings, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based unified communications solutions, in its deal to be acquired by Windstream Holdings, Inc. for $227.5 million. (2017)

  • Insight Venture Partners/Zyme

    We represented Insight Venture Partners in its acquisition of a majority stake in leading channel data management company Zyme, in a transaction valued at over $100 million. (2017)

  • Cowen Group/Convergex

    We represented Cowen Group, Inc. in its agreement to acquire Convergex, a leading agency-focused global brokerage and trading related services provider, from private equity firm GTCR, Bank of New York Mellon and other equity holders for $116 million in cash and stock. (2017)

  • Flex-N-Gate/Plastic Omnium Businesses

    We represented Flex-N-Gate Group, a global automotive supplier, in its acquisition of seven European manufacturing plants – four in France, one in Spain and two in Germany – from France-based Plastic Omnium. (2017)

  • Cerelia/English Bay Batter

    We represented Cerelia (backed by IK Investment Partners), leading French producer of rolled dough and pancakes in Europe, in its acquisition of North American cookie specialist English Bay Batter, and its related leveraged refinancing. (2017)

  • Cowen Group/CEFC China

    We represented Cowen Group, Inc. in the $100 million equity investment (and $175 million debt financing) by CEFC China, the largest private company in Shanghai. (2017) 

  • Bpifrance/Peugot SA

    We represented Bpifrance in its €1.92 billion acquisition of a 12.7 percent stake in French automaker Peugeot SA from the French State. (2017)

  • BISAM/Aquiline Capital Partners/FactSet

    We represented BISAM Technologies S.A. and the sellers, led by Aquiline Capital Partners, in the sale of BISAM to FactSet for $205.2 million. (2017) 

  • Aquiline Capital Partners/Simply Business/Travelers

    We represented Simply Business and its shareholders (including Aquiline Capital Partners) in the sale of Simply Business, the UK’s biggest business insurance provider, to Travelers Companies, Inc. for approximately $490 million. (2017)

  • Bonduelle/Ready Pac Foods

    We represented Bonduelle in its agreement to acquire Ready Pac Foods. (2017)

  • SourceHOV Holdings, Inc./Novitex Holdings, Inc./Quinpario Acquisition Corp.

    We represented SourceHOV in its $2.8 billion merger agreement with Novitex and Quinpario to form Exela Technologies. (2017)

  • Fortress Investment Group/SoftBank Group

    We represented Morgan Stanley as financial advisor to Fortress Investment Group in its $3.3 billion acquisition by SoftBank Group. (2017)

  • Virtus Investment Partners/RidgeWorth Investments

    We represented Virtus Investment Partners in its agreement to acquire RidgeWorth Investments, a multi-boutique asset management firm, as well as in the related financing. (2017)

  • Salient CRGT/Information Innovators

    We represented Bridge Growth Partners, LLC and Salient CRGT in Salient CRGT's acquisition of Information Innovators, Inc. (2017)

  • Take-Two Interactive Software Social Point

    We represented Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. in its acquisition of mobile game developer Social Point S.L. for $250 million, with a potential earn-out of up to $25.9 million. (2017)

  • Valtech Cardio/Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

    We represented Valtech Cardio in its acquisition by Edwards Lifesciences Corporation for up to $690 million. (2017)

  • United Subcontractors, Inc./Trilantic North America

    We represented United Subcontractors, Inc. (USI) in an equity investment and recapitalization in partnership with Trilantic North America. (2017)

  • ARIAD Pharmaceuticals/Takeda/Sarissa Capital Management

    We represented Sarissa Capital Management, the largest shareholder of ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, in connection with ARIAD’s agreement to be acquired by Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited for approximately $5.2 billion. (2017)

  • Aeolus Capital Management/Elliott Management

    We represented Aeolus, its founder and management team in the acquisition of a controlling interest in Aeolus by Elliott Management. (2017)

  • Glansaol/Laura Geller/Julep/Clark's Botanicals

    We represented Glansaol, a newly launched prestige beauty and personal care company, its acquisition of three brands: Laura Geller, Julep and Clark's Botanicals. (2016)

  • Dormakaba Group/Stanley Black Decker

    We represented dormakaba Group, as U.S. counsel, in its $725 million acquisition of Stanley Black & Decker’s Mechanical Security businesses. (2016)

  • Moore Frères & Company/Opera TV

    We represented Moore Frères & Company in its acquisition of Opera TV, the global leader in enabling the TV and media industry's transition to over-the-top (OTT) content. (2016)

  • Allied World/Fairfax Financial

    We represented Allied World in its acquisition by Fairfax Financial for $4.9 billion in cash and stock. (2016)

  • Finalsite/School Website

    We represented Finalsite, a Bridge Growth Partners portfolio company, in its acquisition of School Website, the largest SaaS-based CMS software provider to schools in the UK. (2016)

  • ITT Corporation/Axtone Group

    We represented ITT Corporation in the approximately $118 million acquisition of Axtone Group. (2016)

  • TA Associates/Onlineprinters GmbH/Bregal Unternehmerkapital

    We represented TA Associates in the sale of Onlineprinters GmbH to Bregal Unternehmerkapital. (2016)

  • Fidelity National Information Services, Inc./SunGard

    We represented Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. (FIS) in its agreement to sell SunGard’s Public Sector and Education businesses to Vista Equity Partners for $850 million. (2016)

  • Ironshore Inc./Liberty Mutual Group Inc.

    We represented Ironshore Inc. in its acquisition by Liberty Mutual Group Inc. for approximately $3 billion. (2016)

  • QBE Insurance Group Limited/Enstar Group Limited

    We represented QBE Insurance Group Limited in its transaction with Enstar Group Limited to reinsure QBE’s U.S. multi-line property and casualty business. (2016)

  • Promotion Execution Partners/WPP

    We represented Promotion Execution Partners (PEP), a marketing management and procurement company, in its pending acquisition by WPP. (2016)

  • EQT Expansion Capital II/Internetstores Holding GmbH

    We represented EQT Expansion Capital II in the sale of Internetstores Holding GmbH to SIGNA Retail. (2016) 

  • Argo Group/Ariel Re

    We represented Argo Group, an international underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products, in its acquisition of Ariel Re, a global underwriter of insurance and reinsurance business, for approximately $235 million in cash. (2016)

  • AlixPartners/Jay Alix/CVC Capital Partners

    We 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. (2016)

  • Insight Venture Partners/Ministry Brands

    We represented Insight Venture Partners in its investment in Ministry Brands, the country's leading SaaS provider for churches, parachurch ministries and other faith-based organizations in the United States. (2016) 

  • Strategic Insight/BrightScope

    We represented Genstar Capital portfolio company Strategic Insight, formerly known as Asset International, in its acquisition of BrightScope, the leading provider of retirement plan, sales and distribution data. (2016)  

  • Level 3 Communications/CenturyLink

    We represented Level 3 Communications, Inc. in its merger agreement under which CenturyLink acquired Level 3 in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $34 billion. (2016)

  • Ardian/SLV

    We represented Ardian in its agreement to acquire SLV, a provider of lighting fixtures for residential and commercial space, from Cinven. (2016)

  • The CapStreet Group/T.F. Hudgins Holdings/Allied Reliability Group Holdings

    We represented The CapStreet Group in the combination of portfolio company T.F. Hudgins Holdings and Allied Reliability Group Holdings. (2016)

  • Genworth Financial/China Oceanwide Holdings Group Co.

    We represented Genworth Financial in its $2.7 billion pending acquisition by China Oceanwide; the transaction includes an additional $1.1 billion capital contribution. (2016)

  • Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Ltd/ Bradesco Seguros

    We represented Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Ltd in its agreement to establish a joint venture with Bradesco Seguros, creating a leading commercial large-risk insurer in Brazil. (2016)

  • The Sterling Group/Destin Jet

    We represented The Sterling Group in its acquisition of Destin Jet, a fixed-based operator (FBO, an airport-located business that provides support services to private aircraft), as the first FBO in its newly formed FBO network, Triumph FBO. (2016) 

  • Ardian/Weber Automotive GmbH

    We represented Ardian in its acquisition of a majority interest in Weber Automotive GmbH, one of the global leaders in the vehicle supply industry. (2016)

  • Implant Sciences/L-3 Communications

    We represent Implant Sciences in the $117.5 million sale of its explosives trace detection assets to L-3 Communications, a Section 363 bankruptcy sale, and in connection with its chapter 11 cases. (2016)

  • Aralez Pharmaceuticals/AstraZeneca

    We represented Aralez Pharmaceuticals in its acquisition of the U.S. rights to beta-blocker Toprol-XL® from AstraZeneca. (2016) 

  • Riverstone Holdings LLC/Vantage Energy/Rice Energy

    We represented Riverstone Holdings LLC, one of the major investors in Vantage Energy, in the sale of Vantage Energy I and II to Rice Energy, Inc. for approximately $2.7 billion. (2016)

  • IK Investment Partners I@D Holding

    We 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. (2016)

  • Generation Investment Management/Unilever

    We represented Generation Investment Management, a Seventh Generation shareholder, in connection with Seventh Generation’s acquisition by Unilever. (2016)

  • Bregal Freshstream/Verwater

    We represented Bregal Freshstream in its acquisition of a majority stake in Verwater, a Dutch oilfield services company, from investment firm Infestos. (2016)

  • Bridge Growth Partners/Finalsite

    We represented Bridge Growth Partners, LLC in its acquisition of Finalsite, a leading SaaS-based learning and communications platform for U.S. and international schools. (2016) 

  • American Realty Capital – Retail Centers of America, Inc. (RCA)/American Finance Trust, Inc. (AFIN)

    We represented BMO Capital Markets, as financial advisor to the special committee of American Realty Capital – Retail Centers of America, Inc.’s (RCA’s) board of directors, in connection with RCA’s agreement to merge with American Finance Trust, Inc. (AFIN) in an approximately $1.4 billion deal creating a retail-focused REIT. (2016)

  • NuView Life Sciences Inc

  • exocad GmbH/The Carlyle Group

    We represented the shareholders of exocad GmbH, an independent developer of dental software solutions, in the sale of a majority stake to The Carlyle Group as well as certain shareholders on their reinvestment. (2016)

  • Aralez Pharmaceuticals/Merck

    We represented Aralez Pharmaceuticals in its acquisition of the U.S. and Canadian rights to cardiovascular drug Zontivity from Merck. (2016) 

  • Hansen Medical/Auris Surgical Robots

    We advised funds owned by Oracle Management and other majority stockholders of Hansen Medical, Inc. in the acquisition of Hansen Medical by Auris Surgical Robotics, Inc., as well as the related re-investment by such stockholders of their proceeds into Auris. (2016)

  • Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Company/National Indemnity Company

    We represented Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Company (MLMIC) in its acquisition by National Indemnity Company, a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary. (2016)

  • Inspired Gaming Group/Hydra Industries Acquisition Corp.

    We represented Inspired Gaming Group (as U.S. counsel) in its acquisition by Hydra Industries Acquisition Corp. from funds managed by Vitruvian Partners LLP and co-investors, a transaction reflecting a £200 million valuation of Inspired. (2016)

  • E2open/Orchestro

    We represented E2open, an Insight Venture Partners portfolio company, in its acquisition of Orchestro, the leading provider of demand signal repositories and preemptive analytics for retail and omni-channel fulfillment. (2016)

  • Insight Venture Partners/WorkForce Software/Workplace

    We represented Insight Venture Partners and portfolio company WorkForce Software in WorkForce’s acquisition of Workplace. (2016)

  • Bregal Freshstream/Radley

    We represented Bregal Freshstream in its acquisition of iconic British handbag and accessories brand Radley. (2016)

  • Colony Capital/NorthStar

    We represented Colony Capital, Inc. in its $17 billion merger of equals with NorthStar Asset Management Group Inc. and NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. to create Colony NorthStar, Inc., with $58 billion of assets under management. (2016)

  • LOGICnow/SolarWinds

    We represented LOGICnow in its acquisition by SolarWinds. (2016)

  • Genstar Capital/IHS Inc.

    We represented Genstar Capital in its acquisition of the Operational Excellence & Risk Management (OERM) business of IHS. (2016)

  • IK Investment Partners/Marle

    We represented IK Investment Partners in its agreement to acquire orthopedic implant manufacturing company Marle from The Carlyle Group. (2016)

  • Warburg Pincus/ACAMS

    We represented Warburg Pincus and the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) in the $330 million sale of ACAMS to Becker Professional Education. (2016)

  • Asset International/Market Metrics, Matrix Solutions

    We represented Genstar Capital portfolio company Asset International in its acquisition of Market Metrics and Matrix Solutions from FactSet. (2016)

  • Palms Casino/Station Casinos/Red Rock Resorts

    We represented Palms Casino in its sale to Station Casinos, which is owned by Red Rock Resorts, Inc. (2016)

  • PAI Partners/Ethypharm

    We represented PAI Partners in its negotiations to acquire European specialty pharma company Ethypharm from Astorg. (2016)

  • Galil Medical/BTG

    We represented certain shareholders of cryotherapy company Galil Medical in its sale to BTG plc. (2016) 

  • PayScale/MarketPay

    We represented PayScale, a Warburg Pincus portfolio company, in its merger with MarketPay. (2016)

  • RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. /Kingstone Companies

    We represented RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. in its acquisition of 595,238 common shares of Kingstone Companies, Inc. through a private placement. (2016)

  • Arkema/Calgon Carbon

    We represented Arkema in the sale of its activated carbon and filter aid business to Calgon Carbon. (2016)

  • Conga/Novatus, ActionGrid, CRMCulture

    We represented Conga, the leading provider of document and report generation solutions for Salesforce customers, in its acquisitions of Novatus, ActionGrid and CRMCulture. (2016)

  • Ardian/Gantner

    We represented Ardian in its acquisition of Gantner, the leading international manufacturer of contactless NFC access control, electronic locking and cashless payment applications for the global leisure industry. (2016)

  • Bridge Growth Partners/Solace Systems

    We represented Bridge Growth Partners, LLC in its acquisition of a majority interest in Solace Systems, Inc., a leading provider of infrastructure messaging technology. (2016) 

  • 3i/Amor Group/Gilde Buy Out Partners

    We represented 3i in its sale of Amor Group, the German market leader for affordable precious jewelry, to Gilde Buy Out Partners. (2016) 

  • Liberty Oilfield Services/Sanjel Corporation

    We represented Liberty Oilfield Services, a Riverstone Holdings portfolio company, in its acquisition of the U.S. fracturing, coiled tubing and cementing assets of Sanjel Corporation. (2016)

  • AssetMark, Inc./Huatai Securities

    We represented AssetMark, Inc. in its purchase by Huatai Securities from Aquiline Capital Partners and Genstar Capital, which was named “M&A Deal of the Year” at the 2017 IFLR Americas Awards. (2016) 

  • Aquiline Capital Partners/Simply Business

    We represented Aquiline Capital Partners in its agreement to acquire Simply Business, the UK’s biggest business insurance provider. (2016) 

  • Hudson’s Bay Company/HBS Global Properties

    We represented Hudson’s Bay Company, owner of Saks Fifth Avenue and other leading department stores, in the sale of $50 million of its equity in HBS Global Properties, HBC’s real estate joint venture with Simon Property Group, which follows an earlier sale of $533 million of equity in HBS. (2016) 

  • Mercer Advisors/Kanaly Holdings

    We represented Mercer Advisors, a portfolio company of Genstar Capital, in its acquisition of Kanaly Holdings, creating one of the largest U.S. independent wealth managers. (2016) 

  • Captain Train/Trainline

    We represented Captain Train in its acquisition by KKR portfolio company Trainline, combining the #1 independent rail ticket retailers in the UK and Continental Europe. (2016)

  • Jagex Limited/Shanghai Hongtou Network Technology Co., Ltd.

    We represented Jagex Limited in its acquisition by Shanghai Hongtou Network Technology Co., Ltd. (2016)

  • G.E.T. Enterprises/Olympus Partners

    We represented the management team of G.E.T. Enterprises in connection with G.E.T.’s acquisition by Olympus Partners. (2016)

  • MetLife/MassMutual

    We represented MetLife in the sale of its national distribution sales force. (2016) 

  • Arbor Realty Trust/Arbor Commercial Mortgage

    We represented the Special Committee of the Board of Directors for Arbor Realty Trust in connection with Arbor Realty Trust’s pending acquisition of Arbor Commercial Mortgage’s agency platform. (2016)

  • BB&T Corporation/Swett & Crawford

    We represented BB&T Corporation in its acquisition of Swett & Crawford from Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford for $500 million in cash. (2016)

  • Insight Venture Partners/Diligent

    We represented Insight Venture Partners in its acquisition of New Zealand-based software company Diligent Corporation, a take-private transaction valued at approximately US$624 million. (2016)

  • Zenith Energy/BP

    We advised Zenith Energy, a portfolio company of Warburg Pincus, in its agreement to acquire a liquids storage terminal facility located in the port of Amsterdam from BP plc. (2016)

  • Ekkio/Q-Biologicals

    We represented Ekkio and its portfolio company, Amatsigroup, in the acquisition of Q-Biologicals, a leading provider of process development and biomanufacturing services. (2016)

  • Aquiline Capital Partners/Wellington Insurance Group

    We represented Aquiline Capital Partners in its majority investment in Wellington Insurance Group, an insurance risk distribution and financial services organization. (2016)

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