Analysis

DOJ Keeps Heat On Advisers Despite Quiet End To Bain Case

Law360 (November 19, 2020, 9:56 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Justice put deal makers on notice last month with a very public rollout of a lawsuit blasting Bain & Co. for withholding documents regarding Visa Inc.'s latest mega-deal.

The lawsuit sought enforcement of a civil investigative demand, or CID, for documents the consulting firm generated advising the credit card giant on its $5.3 billion purchase of fintech company Plaid Inc. The move raised the specter the DOJ wanted to demonstrate its ire with third-party advisers that refuse to comply with information requests.

But the far quieter scuttling of the Bain lawsuit two weeks later generated new questions...

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