Private Equity

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Willkie is one of the few major law firms with extensive domestic and international experience in virtually every type of private equity transaction ranging from cross-border multibillion dollar leveraged buyouts to early-stage venture capital financings.  As a recognized leader in private equity transactions, fund formation and regulatory compliance Willkie regularly represents private equity investors, issuers and financial advisers in all aspects of domestic and international private equity transactions.

Due to the firm’s longstanding representation of many international private equity and venture capital institutions, our attorneys routinely work on sophisticated private equity transactions such as leveraged buyouts, management buyouts, spin-offs, growth equity investments, venture capital financings, going-private transactions, recapitalizations and dispositions.  We also represent a number of institutionally backed private enterprises (including portfolio companies of our private equity and venture capital fund clients) in connection with their financing, M&A and general corporate needs.  Our experience covers a broad cross-section of industry sectors, including manufacturing, financial services, insurance, technology, software, retail, real estate, gaming, biotechnology, medical devices, communications and media.

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Willkie’s Corporate Practice covers all aspects of private equity transactional activities, including mergers and acquisitions, direct equity investments, secondaries, PIPEs, debt (bank, high-yield and mezzanine), finance, dispositions, restructurings, recapitalizations, "club" deals, joint ventures and management compensation issues. With integrated practices in the United States and Europe, our attorneys regularly provide our institutional and sponsor clients with imaginative and business-focused counsel with respect to legal, business and management issues that arise in private equity transactions.

Our corporate transactional attorneys are able to draw on experience in a broad range of areas including tax, regulatory, real estate, antitrust, bankruptcy, intellectual property, ERISA, litigation and environmental matters. From our offices in New York, Washington, Houston, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Paris, London, Frankfurt, Brussels, Milan and Rome, we routinely advise private equity deal sponsors on all aspects of the relevant transactions, including debt and equity financing, deal and tax structure, merger and acquisition negotiation and documentation, due diligence, management arrangements, antitrust compliance, deal implementation and ultimate disposition and refinancings.

Willkie also represents a number of private fund portfolio companies and management teams, both in connection with their negotiations and relationships with institutional private equity investors and with respect to their daily operating legal needs such as M&A, general corporate, litigation, tax, intellectual property, employee benefits and financing advice. Our attorneys regularly work closely with entrepreneurs and management during every stage of the private company lifecycle, including start-up, seed funding, venture capital financing, debt financing, acquisitions, public offerings and dispositions.

Willkie is ranked on a global-wide basis by Chambers Global 2021 for Private Equity, and was named “Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Firm of the Year” by U.S. News Best Law Firms 2021. In 2018, Willkie was honored as “Private Equity Team of the Year” at the IFLR Americas Awards. Willkie was also recognized for its lead role in IFLR’s “2019 Private Equity Deal of the Year” (Brookfield Business Partners/Westinghouse Electric Company) and “2018 Private Equity Deal of the Year” (Hudson's Bay Company/Rhône Capital). The firm is regularly cited among the foremost private equity deal counsel both domestically and internationally.

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Highlights

Leveraged Buyouts and Control Investments Experience

  • Insight Partners/SEDNA

    Represented Insight Partners on its Series B investment in SEDNA, an intelligent communications system for high-performance teams. (2021)

  • Insight Partners/Genstar Capital/Vector Solutions

    We represented Insight Partners in its acquisition, with Genstar Capital, of Vector Solutions. (2021)

  • New Mountain Capital/DRB Systems/Vontier Corporation

    Represented New Mountain Capital and DRB Systems in DRB’s sale to Vontier for approximately $965 million. (2021)

  • Latour Capital/YellowKorner

    Represented Latour Capital on the disposal of its stake in YellowKorner, a world leader in art photography accessible to all, to investment company Blue Altitude Invest (BAI). (2021)

  • Searchlight Capital Partners/EOLO/Partners Group

    Represented Searchlight Capital Partners on the sale of its significant stake in EOLO, an Italian broadband provider, to Partners Group. (2021)

  • Insight Partners/Duco Technology/Nordic Capital

    Represented Insight Partners and other sellers on the sale of Duco Technology Limited to Nordic Capital. (2021)

  • Platinum Equity/McGraw Hill

    Financing counsel to Platinum Equity in its $4.5 billion acquisition of McGraw Hill, a global leader in educational content and digital platforms, from Apollo Funds. (2021)

  • Platinum Equity/Solenis

    Debt financing counsel to Platinum Equity in its $5.25 billion acquisition of water treatment company Solenis from Clayton, Dubilier & Rice and BASF. (2021)

  • OneNexus Environmental/BlackGold Capital Management

    Represented OneNexus Environmental, a financial technology energy company, in its strategic partnership with BlackGold Capital Management to provide asset retirement solutions to oil and gas companies. (2021)

  • Genstar Capital/Sphera/Blackstone

    Represented Sphera and Genstar in Genstar’s proposed $1.4 billion sale of Sphera, a leading provider of ESG software, data, and consulting services, to Blackstone. (2021)

  • Genstar Capital/Foreside Financial Group/Lovell Minnick Partners

    Represented Genstar Capital in its agreement to acquire a majority stake in Foreside Financial Group. (2021)

  • Insight Partners/Ably Real-Time

    Represented Insight Partners in connection with a $70 Million Series B funding round in Ably Real-Time, a data synchronization platform. (2021)

  • Rod and Tubing Services/Lime Rock Partners/Certus Energy Solutions/Amberjack Capital Partners

    Represented Rod and Tubing Services, a portfolio company of Lime Rock Partners, in its business combination with Certus Energy Solutions, a portfolio company of Amberjack Capital Partners. (2021)

  • PAI Partner/SDG Pharma

    Represented PAI Partners on the contemplated acquisition of SDG Pharma, a world leader in the pharmaceutical glass packaging industry. (2021)

  • Weinberg Capital Partners/Résilians

    Represented Weinberg Capital Partners on its announced sale of its majority stake in Résilians to Motion Equity Partners. (2021)

  • Aquiline Capital Partners/Stone Point Capital/Consilio/Xact Data Discovery

    Represented Aquiline Capital Partners in its acquisition of Xact Data Discovery, and the subsequent merger of eDiscovery companies Xact and Consilio. (2021)

  • Freshstream/Away Resorts

    Represented Freshstream on the sale of leading UK holiday resort business Away Resorts to CVC Capital Partners. (2021)

  • NPM Capital/Infinitas Learning

    Represented NPM Capital in its acquisition of Infinitas Learning, a leading provider of products and services designed for education and learning. (2021)

  • NEOGOV/Warburg Pincus/Carlyle Group

    Represented NEOGOV in its investment from Warburg Pincus and The Carlyle Group. (2021)

  • Genstar Capital/Apex Group/BRL Trust Investimentos

    Represented Genstar Capital and its portfolio company Apex Group in its acquisition of BRL Trust Investimentos, a leading independent fund administrator in Brazil. (2021)

  • Aquiline Capital Partners/SurePoint Technologies

    Represented Aquiline in its investment in SurePoint Technologies. (2021)

  • Intermediate Capital Group/Circet

    Represented Intermediate Capital Group in connection with its investment in Circet, the leading telecommunications network service provider in Europe. (2021)

  • PAI Partners/Apave Group

    Represented PAI Partners in its investment in the Apave Group, a specialist in the field of technical, environmental, human and digital risk management. (2021)

  • Fenergo/Insight Partners/Astorg/Bridgepoint

    Represented Fenergo in its sale by Insight Partners to Astorg and Bridgepoint. (2021)

  • Genstar Capital/Apex Group/Tzur Capital Management

    Represented Genstar Capital and its portfolio company Apex Group on the acquisition and financing of Tzur Capital Management Ltd. (2021)

  • CapVest Partners/Valeo Foods/Bain Capital

    Represented CapVest Partners on the sale of its portfolio company, leading food manufacturer Valeo Foods, to Bain Capital. (2021)

  • Ardian/Solina/Astorg

    Represented Ardian on the sale of Solina, the leading European manufacturer of ingredient and seasoning blends for the food industry, to Astorg. (2021)

  • FFL Partners/Velocity Global/iWorkGlobal

    Represented FFL Partners in its $100 million investment in Velocity Global, in connection with Velocity Global’s acquisition of global workforce management provider iWorkGlobal. (2021)

  • Ascensus/Genstar Capital/Aquiline Capital Partners/Atlas Merchant Capital/Stone Point/GIC

    Represented Ascensus and its two main private equity owners, Aquiline and Genstar, in the sale of Ascensus to Stone Point Capital and GIC. (2021)

  • Keyfactor/Insight Partners/PrimeKey

    Represented Keyfactor, an Insight Partners portfolio company, in its merger with PrimeKey under the Keyfactor brand. (2021)

  • Club Car/Platinum Equity

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

  • Genesis Park Acquisition Corp./Redwire

    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)

  • CapVest Partners/Eight Fifty Food Group/Sofina Food

    Represented CapVest Partners on its agreement to sell portfolio company Eight Fifty Food Group to Sofina Food Inc. (2021)

  • Cérélia/US Waffle

    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

    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

    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)

  • Insightful Science/Dotmatics

    Represented Insightful Science, a portfolio company of Insight Partners, in its acquisition of Dotmatics, a scientific informatics software and services company. (2021)

  • StoneVest/Wulf Meinel/Bruce Jenyon/IPE

    Represented StoneVest, Wulf Meinel and Bruce Jenyon on the formation of the IPE platform and IPE on the acquisition of the first two properties. (2021)

  • Five Arrows Principal Investments and IK Investment Partners/iad

    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

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

  • Maxburg Beteiligungen III GmbH & Co. KG/Bunny

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

  • Pickering Energy Partners/SailingStone Capital Partners

    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)

  • Leichtman Capital Partners/Creditinfo Group

    Represented Levine Leichtman Capital Partners on its acquisition of the Creditinfo Group in partnership with its founder and management team. (2021)

  • CVC Capital Partners/Cooper

    Represented CVC Capital Partners, through its CVC Capital Partners Fund VII, on its announced acquisition of a majority stake in Cooper Consumer Health from Charterhouse Capital Partners. (2021)

  • Holley/Empower Ltd./Sentinel Capital Partners

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

  • WilsonHCG/3i Group

    Represented WilsonHCG, a portfolio company of CIP Capital, in its investment from 3i Group. (2021)

  • Questel/NovumIP

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

  • HBC/Insight Partners/Saks

    Represented Insight Partners in its partnership with HBC to launch Saks as a standalone ecommerce business, and its $500 million minority equity investment in Saks. (2021)

  • Diligent Corporation/Galvanize

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

  • Diligent Corporation/Steele Compliance Solutions

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

  • Thycotic/Insight Partners/TPG Global

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

  • IK Investment Partners/LSA Courtage

    IK Investment Partners, through its IK Small Cap II Fund, on its contemplated acquisition of a majority stake in LSA Courtage, a leading French online insurance brokerage platform. (2021)

  • IK Investment/iM Global Partner

    Represented IK Investment Partners on its investment in iM Global Partner, a global network dedicated to asset management. (2021)

  • Atlantic Street Capital/ZIPS Car Wash

    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

    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

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

  • Genstar Capital/Apex Group/FundRock

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

  • Time Manufacturing/Sterling Group/Ruthmann Group

    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)

  • Cetera Financial Group/Voya Financial

    Represented private equity-owned Cetera in its agreement to acquire the independent financial planning channel of Voya Financial Advisors. (2021)

  • Insight Partners/Stone Point Capital/CoreLogic

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

  • Consortium/Signavio/SAP

    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)

  • Aquiline Capital Partners/SageView Advisory Group

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

  • CapVest Partners/Valeo Foods/Schluckwerder

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

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

    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

    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)

  • Ardian/AD Education

    Represented Ardian in the acquisition of a majority stake in AD Education, a European education platform specialized in arts, digital and audiovisual. (2020)

  • NEOGOV/PowerDMS/Warburg Pincus

    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)

  • HungerRush/OrdrAI

    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

    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

    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)

  • PAI Partners/EEF

    Represented PAI Partners on the acquisition of a majority stake in Euro Ethnic Foods (EEF), the company that owns and operates the grocery section of leading food retailer Grand Frais. (2020)

  • Genstar Capital/Apex Group/Banco Modal

    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

    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

    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

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

  • Genstar Capital/Apex Group/FundRock

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

  • Juniper Capital Advisors/Penn Virginia

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

  • Compass Partners Capital/PRL

    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

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

  • E2open/CC Neuberger Principal Holdings I

    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

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

  • Veeam Software/Insight Partners/Kasten

    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

    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

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


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

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

  • Diligent Corporation/Insight Partners/Clearlake Capital/Blackstone

    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

    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)

  • Stanley Capital/Noden Pharma DAC

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

  • PAI Partners Amplitude Surgical

    Represented PAI Partners in connection with its contemplated acquisition of a majority stake in Euronext listed Amplitude Surgical, a French leader on the global surgical technology market for lower-limb orthopedics. (2020)

  • Hawthorne Energy/Carnelian Energy Capital

    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

    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

    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

    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)

  • StarStone U.S./Aquiline/SkyKnight Capital/Dragoneer Investment Group

    Represented Aquiline Capital Partners on the recapitalization of StarStone U.S., a specialty property & casualty insurance carrier. (2020)

  • AdaptHealth/Solara/ActivStyle

    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)

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

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

  • Apttus/Conga

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

  • Vaultier7/Vestiaire Collective

    Represented Vaultier7 in its equity stake in Vestiaire Collective, a leading global platform for desirable pre-owned fashion. (2020)

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

    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)

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

    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

    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)

  • Foundation Source/Incline Equity Partners

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

  • Ardian/Riemser Group/Esteve

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

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

    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.

    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)

  • IK Investment Partners/Exxelia/HLD Europe

    Advised IK Investment Partners in its agreement to sell Exxelia, the European leader in the manufacturing of high reliability passive components and electromechanical systems, to HLD Europe. (2020)

  • Seaport Capital/Linen King

    Represented Seaport Capital in a strategic investment in Linen King, a regional leader in healthcare laundry services. (2020)

  • Insight Partners/Veeam Software

    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)

  • Ontellus/Aquiline Capital Partners/The CapStreet Group

    Represented leading record retrieval provider Ontellus, a portfolio company of The CapStreet Group, in its acquisition by Aquiline Capital Partners. (2020)

  • IK Investment Partners/Cérélia Group/Ardian

    Advised IK Investment Partners, through its IK VII Fund, in its agreement to sell Cérélia to Ardian. (2019)

  • EyeCare Partners/FFL Partners/Partners Group

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

  • Kalnin Ventures/BKV Oil & Gas Capital Partners/Devon Energy

    Represented Kalnin Ventures investment vehicle BKV in the acquisition of Barnett Shale assets from Devon Energy, making BKV the largest natural gas producer in the Barnett Shale. (2019)

  • Icynene-Lapolla/FFL Partners/Huntsman

    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

    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)

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

    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

    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

    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)

  • CNP/CLS

    Represented Compagnie Nationale à Portefeuille (CNP) on the contemplated acquisition of Collecte Localisation Satellites (CLS), an international technology company specializing in providing high value-added solutions based on satellite data. (2019)

  • Insight Partners/commercetools

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

  • IK Investment Partners/The Carlyle Group/Marle

    Represented IK Investment Partners and The Carlyle Group on the sale of orthopedic implant manufacturing company Marle to Dentressangle. (2019)

  • Latour Capital/Syclef

    Represented Latour Capital on the refinancing and capital reorganization of Syclef, a leading provider of industrial and commercial refrigeration and cooling systems in France. (2019)

  • Cision Ltd./Platinum Equity

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

  • Hudson’s Bay Company/Take Private

    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

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

  • CPI/FFL Partners/Wendel

    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

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

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

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

  • Pickering Energy Partners/Henry Resources

    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

    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

    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

    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)

  • Latour Capital/Primonial

    Represented Latour Capital on its investment in the Primonial group, a major player in the design, management and advice on investment solutions in France. (2019)

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

    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

    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)

  • Sagard/Sterimed

    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

    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

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

  • SurveyMonkey/GetFeedback/Campaign Monitor/Insight Partners

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

  • The CapStreet Group/Surgical Notes

    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)

  • Genstar Capital/OEConnection/Providence Equity Partners

    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

    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

    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)

  • Aquiline Capital Partners/CoAdvantage/Morgan Stanley Capital Partners

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

  • Fourth/HotSchedules/Insight Partners/Marlin Equity Partners

    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

    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)

  • The CapStreet Group/PCS Software

    Represented CapStreet in its majority recapitalization of PCS Software, Inc. (2019)

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

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

  • Illuminate Education/Insight Partners/FastBridge Learning

    Represented Illuminate Education, a portfolio company of Insight Partners in its acquisition of FastBridge Learning. (2019)

  • PAI Partners/StellaGroup/CRH

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

  • Aquiline Capital Partners/Covius/Chronos Solutions

    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

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

  • Vitale Assistance/Weinberg Capital Partners/Groupe 3iD

    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

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

  • Bregal Freshstream/Away Resorts/LDC

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

  • Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors/Ensign Natural Resources/Pioneer Natural Resources

    Represented Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors in its equity commitment to Ensign in the acquisition of Eagle Ford acreage from Pioneer Natural Resources. (2019)

  • E2open/Amber Road

    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

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

  • EQT/Avenso/LUMAS

    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

    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

    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)

  • PayScale/Francisco Partners/Warburg Pincus

    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

    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

    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)

  • Insight Partners/Appriss/Clearlake Capital

    Represented Insight Partners and Appriss on Clearlake Capital’s pending equity investment in Appriss. (2019)

  • Insight Partners/PayIt

    Represented Insight Partners in its investment in state and local government payment platform PayIt. (2019)

  • Voalte/Hill-Rom

    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

    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

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

  • Atlas Holdings/International Wire Group Holdings

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

  • The Sterling Group/Process Barron

    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

    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

    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)

  • Genstar Capital/Aquiline Capital/Ascensus/Atlas Merchant Capital

    Represented Ascensus, owned by Genstar Capital and Aquiline Capital Partners, in connection with the addition of new investors, led by Atlas Merchant Capital LLC, to the ownership group. (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)

  • Insight Venture Partners/Veeam Software

    Represented Insight Venture Partners and Veeam Software in a $500 million investment by Insight in Veeam. (2019)

  • Cisive/PreCheck

    Represented Cisive, portfolio company of CIP Capital, in its acquisition of healthcare background screening company PreCheck. (2019)

  • Insight Venture Partners/N26

    Represented Insight Venture Partners in connection with a $300 million funding round for N26. (2019)

  • Vilmorin & Cie/Sursem, Geneze/Pampa Capital

    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

    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)

  • 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)

  • OSG Billing Services/Communisis

    Represented OSG Billing Services, 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)

  • 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)

  • PAI Partners/StellaGroup

    Represented PAI Partners in its agreement to acquire StellaGroup, a market leader in the production of doors, gates, shutters and enclosures for industrial and residential buildings in France, from ICG. (2018)

  • IK Investments Partners/Veritas Petroleum Group

    Represented IK Investments Partners-backed Veritas Petroleum Group on its refinancing, including a $95 million term loan B. (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)

  • Colony Capital/HB2 Energy

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

  • Carnelian Energy Capital Management/SandPoint Resources/Veritas Permian

    Represented Carnelian Energy Capital II, L.P., a fund managed by Carnelian Energy Capital Management, in connection with equity commitments to upstream oil and gas companies SandPoint Resources, LLC and Veritas Permian II, LLC. (2018)

  • CIP Capital/OnCourse Learning

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

  • Neuberger Berman/Cartesian

    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)

  • HK Food GmbH/Nordsee Holding

    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

    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

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

  • Time Manufacturing Company/Aspen Aerials

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

  • Hudson’s Bay Company/SIGNA Retail Holdings

    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

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

  • Alpega Group/wtransnet

    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)

  • Insight Venture Partners/EveryAction

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

  • Aspen Insurance/Apollo Funds

    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)

  • Apex Group/Genstar Capital/Custom House

    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

    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)

  • Scout24 AG/FINANZCHECK.de

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

  • Genstar Capital/Cetera Financial

    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)

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

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

  • Bim/AMAC/Vacalians

    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)

  • Insight Venture Partners/Jama Software

    Advised Insight Venture Partners in connection with a $200 million investment in Jama Software, a product development platform provider for companies building complex products and integrated systems. (2018)

  • Apex Group/Genstar Capital/AFO-2

    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

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

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

    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

    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

    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)

  • Silver Creek/Tailwater Capital

    Represented Silver Creek Midstream Holdings, LLC in its equity commitment upsize from $150 million to $300 million by Tailwater Energy Fund III and certain co-investors to build out a 100%-owned crude gathering system in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin. (2018)

  • Apex Group/Genstar Capital/Ipes

    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

    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

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

  • Virgin Pulse/Marlin Equity Partners

    Represented Virgin Pulse in its sale to Marlin Equity Partners. (2018)

  • IK Investment Partners/Domia Group

    Represented IK Investment Partners in its acquisition, through its IK Small Cap I Fund, of Domia Group, owner of Acadomia (the number one French player in the private tutoring market) and Shiva (the fast-growing French home cleaning provider), from Metric Capital Partners. (2018)

  • Ardian/ESIM Chemicals

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

  • PAI Partners/WFCI

    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)

  • IK Investment Partners/Mademoiselle Desserts

    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

    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)

  • EQT Mid Market Europe/BBS Automation

    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)

  • IK Investment Partners/Questel

    Represented IK Investment Partners in connection with its contemplated acquisition, through its IK VII Fund, of a stake in Questel, a global leading provider of intellectual property information and management software and services. (2018)

  • Warburg Pincus/Extant Components/TransDigm Group

    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

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

  • GSM Maritime Holdings/Logistec Corporation

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

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

    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

    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)

  • Insight Venture Partners/CentralReach

    Represented Insight Venture Partners in its significant investment in electronic health record and practice management provider CentralReach. (2018)

  • Insight Venture Partners/Property Brands

    Represented Insight Venture Partners in its investment in Property Brands. (2018)

  • The Sterling Group/Safe Fleet/Oak Hill Capital Partners

    Represented Safe Fleet, a portfolio company of The Sterling Group, in its sale to Oak Hill Capital Partners. (2018)

  • TRACE/TPG Growth

    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

    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

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

  • Trident Energy/Hess

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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)

  • OSG Billing Services/Diamond Communication Solutions

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

  • PAI Partners & Sagard/Kiloutou

    Represented PAI Partners and Sagard on the sale of the Kiloutou Group, a leading European equipment rental company, to funds HLDI and HLD Europe. (2017)

  • Insight Venture Partners/GraphPad

    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)

  • PAI Partners/Refresco

    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)

  • OSG Billing Services/Microdynamics Group

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

  • CVC/Sebia

    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)

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

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

  • Rockefeller Financial Services/Gregory Fleming/Viking Global Investors

    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)

  • Genstar Capital/ISS/Vestar

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

  • eVestment/Nasdaq/Insight Venture Partners

    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

    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

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

  • Centerbridge Partners/Davis Vision/Visionworks

    Represented Centerbridge Partners in its acquisitions of a majority stake in Davis Vision and a minority stake in Visionworks. (2017)

  • Melinta Therapeutics, Inc./Cempra, Inc.

    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)

  • Frontline Education/Thoma Bravo

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

  • SIG/Z Capital

    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

    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/Bretèche Industrie Group

    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

    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

    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

    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)

  • Hawaiian Telcom/Cincinnati Bell/Twin Haven

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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)

  • PAI Partners/DomusVi

    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

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

  • Aquiline Capital Partners/OSG Billing Services

    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

    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)

  • Parallels/Plesk/Oakley Capital

    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

    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

    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

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

  • PAI Partners/ELITech

    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

    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)

  • Genstar Capital/Apex

    Represented Genstar Capital in its agreement to recapitalize independent fund administrator Apex Fund Services (2017)

  • Genstar Capital/Equinoxe

    Represented Genstar Capital in its agreement to acquire Equinoxe Alternative Investment Services (2017)

  • SmartBear/Francisco Partners

    Represented SmartBear Software, the leader in software quality tools for teams, in its acquisition by Francisco Partners. (2017)

  • Alleghany Capital Corporation/W&W|AFCO Steel

    Represented Alleghany Capital Corporation in its acquisition of a majority stake in W&W|AFCO Steel, one of the largest structural steel fabrication and erection companies in North America. (2017)

  • Insight Venture Partners/Zyme

    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

    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)

  • Cerelia/English Bay Batter

    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)

  • BISAM/Aquiline Capital Partners/FactSet

    Represented BISAM Technologies S.A. and the sellers, led by Aquiline Capital Partners, in their agreement to sell BISAM to FactSet for $205.2 million. (2017)

  • Aquiline Capital Partners/Simply Business/Travelers

    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) 

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

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

  • Fortress Investment Group/SoftBank Group

    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

    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)

  • Bridge Growth Partners/Salient CRGT/Information Innovators

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

  • Insight/Tricentis

    Represented Insight Venture Partners in its $165 million investment in software testing company Tricentis. (2017)

  • United Subcontractors, Inc./Trilantic North America

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

  • Aeolus Capital Management/Elliott Management

    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

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

  • Moore Frères & Company/Opera TV

    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)

  • Finalsite/School Website

    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

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

  • TA Associates/Onlineprinters GmbH/Bregal Unternehmerkapital

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

  • Fidelity National Information Services, Inc./SunGard

    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)

  • PAI Partners/DomusVi/SARquavitae

    Represented PAI Partners and its portfolio company DomusVi in the acquisition of SARquavitae, one of the leaders of elderly care services in Spain, valuing the company at approximately €440 million on an enterprise basis. (2016)

  • EQT Expansion Capital II/Internetstores Holding GmbH

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

  • AlixPartners/Jay Alix/CVC Capital Partners

    Represented Jay Alix, founder of AlixPartners, in the acquisition, alongside three other investors, of an ownership stake in the business from CVC Capital Partners, a transaction valuing AlixPartners at more than $2.5 billion. (2016)

  • Insight Venture Partners/Ministry Brands

    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

    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)  

  • Ardian/SLV

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

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

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

  • The Sterling Group/Destin Jet

    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

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

  • Riverstone Holdings LLC/Vantage Energy/Rice Energy

    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

    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)

  • Bregal Freshstream/Verwater

    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

    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) 

  • exocad GmbH/The Carlyle Group

    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)

  • Inspired Gaming Group/Hydra Industries Acquisition Corp.

    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)

  • 3i/ATESTEO

    Represented 3i-backed ATESTEO with respect to €70 million refinancing/recapitalization. (2016)

  • E2open/Orchestro

    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)

  • Eurazeo/Glion Institute of Higher Education/Les Roches International School of Hotel Management

    Represented Eurazeo on the financing aspects of its CHF 380 million acquisition of Glion Institute of Higher Education and Les Roches International School of Hotel Management. (2016)

  • Tikehau/Cisbio Bioassays/Abenex

    Represented Tikehau on the financing aspects of the acquisition of Cisbio Bioassays by Abenex. (2016)

  • Insight Venture Partners/WorkForce Software/Workplace

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

  • Bregal Freshstream/Radley

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

  • LOGICnow/SolarWinds

    Represented LOGICnow in its acquisition by SolarWinds. (2016)

  • Genstar Capital/IHS Inc.

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

  • IK Investment Partners/Marle

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

  • Warburg Pincus/ACAMS

    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

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

  • PAI Partners/Ethypharm

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

  • Galil Medical/BTG

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

  • PayScale/MarketPay

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

  • Conga/Novatus, ActionGrid, CRMCulture

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

  • Sage Midstream Ventures/Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners

    Represented Sage Midstream Ventures in its equity commitment of up to $500 million from Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners. (2016)

  • Ardian/Gantner

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Represented Aquiline Capital Partners in its agreement to acquire Simply Business, the U.K.’s biggest business insurance provider. (2016) 

  • Hudson's Bay Company/HBS Global Properties

    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

    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

    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.

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

  • PAI Partners/ADB Airfield Solutions/Safegate

    Represented PAI Partners and ADB Airfield Solutions in the acquisition of Safegate. (2016)

  • G.E.T. Enterprises/Olympus Partners

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

  • Insight Venture Partners/Diligent

    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

    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)

  • Carnelian Energy Capital LP/Percussion Petroleum LLC

    Represented Carnelian Energy Capital LP in its capital commitment to Percussion Petroleum LLC,  an independent oil and natural gas company based in Houston. (2016)

  • Ekkio/Q-Biologicals

    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

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

  • Dexter Axle Company/AL-KO VT

    Represented Dexter Axle Company, a portfolio company of The Sterling Group, on its acquisition of AL-KO Vehicle Technology from AL-KO Kober SE. (2016) 

  • Hudson’s Bay Company/Gilt

    Represented Hudson’s Bay Company, owner of Saks Fifth Avenue and other leading department stores, in its $250 million acquisition of leading online shopping destination Gilt. (2016) 

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Non-Controlling PE and VC Investments

  • Apex Group/Genstar Capital/TA Associates

    Represented Apex Group and Genstar Capital in the significant minority investment by TA Associates in Apex, a Genstar portfolio company. (2021)

  • Union Square Ventures/ADDI

    Represented Union Square Ventures in a Series B investment for Latin America digital lender ADDI. (2021)

  • Searchlight Capital Partners/EasyMile

    Represented Searchlight Capital Partners in connection with a €55 million Series B funding round in EasyMile, a leader in driverless vehicle software and solutions. (2021)

  • WeWork/ BowX Acquisition Corp./Insight Partners

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

  • Insight Partners/Pollinate

    Represented Insight Partners in connection with a $50 million funding round in Pollinate. (2021)

  • Finance of America/FarmOp Capital

    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)

  • WorkForce Software/Insight Partners/Evergreen Coast Capital

    Represented WorkForce Software and Insight Partners on Workforce’s significant equity investment received from Evergreen Coast Capital. (2019)

  • Dyal Capital/BlueBay Asset Management

    Represented Dyal Capital Partners in its acquisition of a minority equity stake in the Private Debt business of BlueBay Asset Management, which will become a stand-alone business. (2019)

  • Houston Energy

    Represented Houston Energy in its venture with a third party private equity firm for the exploration and development of certain deepwater Gulf of Mexico non-operated exploratory projects. (2019)

  • Aquiline Capital Partners/Covius/New Residential Investment Corp.

    Represented Aquiline Capital Partners and its portfolio company Covius in connection with a strategic investment by New Residential Investment Corp. in Covius. (2019)

  • Seaport Capital/All Traffic Data

    Represented Seaport Capital in its strategic investment in data collection provider All Traffic Data. (2019)

  • Carrix/Blackstone Infrastructure

    Represented Carrix, the largest privately held marine container terminal operator in the world, in a growth-oriented investment by funds affiliated with Blackstone Infrastructure Partners. (2019)

  • Insight Venture Partners/Tink

    Represented Insight Venture Partners in its investment in open banking platform Tink. (2019)

  • Capital Constellation Ara Partners

    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)

  • Dyal Capital/HPS Investment Partners

    Represented Dyal Capital Partners, a division of Neuberger Berman, in connection with its acquisition of a minority equity stake in HPS Investment Partners, a leading global credit investment manager with over $45 billion in assets under management. (2018)

  • Hudson's Bay Company/Rhône Capital

    Represented Hudson's Bay Company in connection with an equity investment by Rhône Capital of $500 million in the form of 8-year mandatory convertible preferred shares, initially convertible into HBC’s Common Shares at $9.82 per share; the investment is part of a series of strategic transactions that demonstrate the value of HBC’s global real estate. (named "Private Equity Deal of the Year" at the 2018 IFLR Americas Awards) (2017)

  • IK Investment Partners/Third Bridge

    Represented IK Investment Partners in connection with the acquisition, through its IK Small Cap I Fund, of a significant minority stake in Third Bridge Group, a fast-growing primary research provider with a global footprint. (2017)

  • Oaktree Capital/Groupe SAF

    Represented Oaktree Capital in its agreement to acquire a significant minority stake in Groupe SAF, a major provider of helicopter services. (2017)

  • Insight Venture Partners/Smartsheet

    Represented insight Venture Partners in its investment in Smartsheet, the world's leading SaaS platform for managing and automating collaborative work. (2017)

  • Warburg Pincus/Avaloq

    Represented Warburg Pincus in its investment in Avaloq, an international fintech company and a leader in integrated and comprehensive banking solutions. (2017)

  • Warburg Pincus/Alignment Healthcare Partners

    Represented Warburg Pincus in its $115 million investment in Alignment Healthcare Partners, LP. (2017)

  • Juniper Capital/ BoomTown Oil

    Represented Juniper Capital in its strategic partnership with BoomTown Oil with respect to Eagle Ford Shale upstream oil and gas projects. (2016)

  • Elliott Management SIGFOX

    Advised Elliott Management as part of an investment group in a €150 million round of financing for French start-up SIGFOX, provider of a cellular network dedicated to the Internet of Things. The transaction was cited as the second-largest fundraising in France to date. (2016)

  • peakwork AG/TUI Ventures

    Represented peakwork AG and its shareholders in an investment by TUI Ventures. (2016) 

  • IK Investment Partners/B2S Group

    Represented IK Investment Partners in its acquisition of a significant minority stake in leading customer services outsourcing company B2S Group. (2016)

  • Insight Venture Partners/HomeToGo

    Represented Insight Venture Partners in its investment in HomeToGo, the world’s largest search engine for vacation rentals. (2016)

  • Cartesian Capital Group/Westport Innovations

    Represented Cartesian Capital Group LLC in its investment in Westport Innovations Inc., a Canadian company engineering the world's most advanced natural gas engines and vehicles. (2016)

  • Soros’s Ukrainian Redevelopment Fund/Ciklum

    Represented Soros’s Ukrainian Redevelopment Fund in its acquisition of a significant equity stake in Ciklum, a leading global IT service provider with operations in the Ukraine and throughout Europe and Asia. (2016)

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