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Private Equity

  • August 16, 2018

    A Chat With Ogletree Knowledge Chief Patrick DiDomenico

    In this monthly series, Amanda Brady of Major Lindsey & Africa interviews management from top law firms about the increasingly competitive business environment. Here we feature Patrick DiDomenico, chief knowledge officer at Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC.

  • August 15, 2018

    ExamWorks Says Investors Sat On ‘Damaging’ Evidence

    ExamWorks Group Inc. has asked the Delaware Chancery Court to sanction investors seeking an appraisal of their stock connected to the company’s $2.2 billion go-private sale, claiming they should not be paid statutory interest because of a delay caused by their withholding of “highly damaging” documents.

  • August 15, 2018

    Simpson, Kirkland Steer $800M Best Buy-GreatCall Deal

    Best Buy announced Wednesday that it has agreed to pay $800 million in cash to pick up private equity-backed GreatCall, which makes wireless products that provide health care-related services to aging consumers, in a deal guided by Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

  • August 15, 2018

    Deals Rumor Mill: Blackstone, Pátria, Cerberus

    Blackstone is discussing a deal to buy part of Jet Airways’ loyalty program, Pátria Investimentos is mulling a deal for electricity producer Companhia Energética de São Paulo, and Cerberus Capital Management is one of the suitors discussing a deal to buy part of HNA Group’s Swissport Group.

  • August 15, 2018

    Warburg Pincus Leads $35M Capital Injection Into Cargomatic

    California-based Cargomatic, which offers a web- and app-based platform connecting local customers or shippers to small-fleet trucking companies, has clinched a $35 million investment round led by private equity giant Warburg Pincus LLC, according to a Wednesday statement.

  • August 15, 2018

    Blackstone Pours $400M Into Chinese Pharma Co.

    Blackstone Group LP has agreed to invest $400 million in Hong Kong-listed YiChang HEC ChangJiang Pharmaceutical Co. as the drug company looks to acquire new drugs and other products and the investment firm ramps up its investment activities in Asia.

  • August 15, 2018

    Pulling Up Stakes: McCarter & English, Orrick, Day Pitney

    In our latest roundup of deal makers on the move, McCarter & English lands a new corporate partner in Philadelphia, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP nabs financing pros from Proskauer Rose LLP and Kirkland & Ellis LLP, and Day Pitney LLP adds to its private equity and financing practice with the hire of a partner from Robinson & Cole LLP.

  • August 14, 2018

    How One Firm Moved The Needle On Disability Inclusion

    This global law firm has recently focused on creating opportunities for people with disabilities across its ranks, and its efforts are already showing results.

  • August 14, 2018

    Deals Rumor Mill: Carlyle, CIE Automotive, Sinochem

    Carlyle is reportedly getting ready to list German chemicals company Atotech, CIE Automotive is in discussions to buy rival Inteva Products’ roof systems business, and Sinochem is discussing a deal to give PetroChina its nearly 34 percent stake in a refinery.

  • August 14, 2018

    PE-Backed First Data Prices $1.5B Secondary Offering

    KKR & Co.-backed payment technology company First Data Corp. unveiled the pricing of a $1.52 billion secondary offering of shares of its Class A common stock by New Omaha Holdings LP, an affiliate of the private equity giant, that is expected to close on Thursday.

  • August 14, 2018

    Talent, Recruiting Biz ClearCompany Nabs $60M In Funding

    Talent management and recruiting software firm ClearCompany on Tuesday said its first-ever growth funding round brought in $60 million, as the company looks to add new members to its team and increase its development and sales capabilities.

  • August 14, 2018

    Momentive, Noteholders Gear Up For Interest Revision Trial

    Silicone maker Momentive Performance Materials Inc. and two investor group trustees filed legal briefs Monday ahead of a New York bankruptcy court trial over the proper interest rate that should attach to the company's Chapter 11 plan cramdown notes, a matter remanded by the Second Circuit last year.

  • August 14, 2018

    Phaunos Timber Fund Rejects Stafford's $244M Takeover Bid

    Phaunos Timber Fund Ltd. on Tuesday sent a letter to shareholders notifying them that it has rejected London-based alternative investment manager Stafford Capital Partners' takeover bid that valued the company at $244.2 million.

  • August 14, 2018

    Real Estate Rumors: Columbia, Chiron, JPMorgan

    Columbia Property Trust is reportedly in talks to form a venture to purchase Ares Management's stake in a New York office project, Chiron Investments is said to have dropped $16.5 million on a former Miami nightclub, and JPMorgan has reportedly loaned $138 million for a Miami condo tower project.

  • August 14, 2018

    AlpInvest Pours $260M Into Marketing Agency Stagwell

    Private equity shop AlpInvest Partners on Tuesday said it will invest $260 million in marketing investment firm The Stagwell Group, marking the first outside contribution for Washington, D.C.-based Stagwell since its launch in 2015 by former Microsoft executive Mark Penn.

  • August 13, 2018

    David Boies On How Dyslexia Shaped His Practice

    One of the country’s highest-profile litigators, the Boies Schiller Flexner LLP chairman was diagnosed with dyslexia when he was in his 30s. In an interview with Law360, he talks about practicing law with the learning disability.

  • August 13, 2018

    BigLaw’s Mental Health Stigma Shows Signs Of Fading

    Sometimes viewed as an “invisible” disability, mental illness has long been forced under wraps because of the risk attorneys could face bias and stigma. Here’s how lawyers, law firms and other groups are starting to take on the status quo.

  • August 13, 2018

    ActiveCare Gets Nods On DIP Financing, Auction Plans

    A Delaware bankruptcy judge agreed to approve ActiveCare Inc.’s post-petition financing and plans for a $3.75 million stalking horse sale Monday after hours of negotiations to address unsecured creditors’ and the U.S. Trustee’s Office’s concerns the process was moving too quickly.

  • August 13, 2018

    VC Firm Shorted Ex-LLC Member's Cash-Out, Chancery Says

    Pointing to ambiguities in a venture capital firm’s charter and a Delaware business law’s distaste for “forfeiture,” a vice chancellor on Monday ordered the company to rework a terminated member’s cash-out, potentially increasing it by millions of dollars.

  • August 13, 2018

    Deals Rumor Mill: KKR, Diebold Nixdorf, Abraaj

    KKR & Co. is reportedly planning to locally list most of its Indian operations, Diebold Nixdorf tapped advisers to help it sell itself, and Agility has partnered up with private investment firm Centerbridge Partners to buy all or some of Abraaj.

Expert Analysis

  • Series

    Clerking For Ginsburg: A Superhero Supreme

    Burden Walker

    As a clerk for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, my job was to mirror my boss’ views and values in everything I did. Years later, I find that I am still striving to live up to the values Justice Ginsburg instilled in me, as both a lawyer and a spouse, says Burden Walker, an assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Maryland.

  • Series

    Clerking For Ginsburg: 4 RBG Lessons On Having It All

    Rachel Wainer Apter

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is everything she is cracked up to be​ — f​eminist icon​, brilliant jurist​, fierce dissenter. She is also an incredible boss, mentor and friend.​ ​Her advice has shaped how I have tried to balance building a career and ​raising children, says Rachel Wainer Apter, counsel to the New Jersey attorney general.

  • Opportunity Zones Abound But Investors, Tread Carefully

    David Levy

    Opportunity zones, created under 2017’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, have the potential to be a powerful driver of investment activity in low-income communities throughout the U.S. But in order to benefit from the program’s capital gains tax exemption, investors must comply with a complex and somewhat unclear set of rules. Attorneys at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher and Flom LLP provide the details.

  • Jobs Act 3.0 May End Dodd-Frank Repeal Efforts

    Lai King Lam

    If Jobs Act 3.0 is signed into law, it will reflect the GOP’s pivot away from the wholesale repeal of Dodd-Frank and its embrace of a piecemeal strategy to chip away at the 2010 law. Though capital formation is the headliner of Jobs Act 3.0, this bill does contain a few Dodd-Frank reform measures that have been overlooked in most news coverage but are worth highlighting, says Lai King Lam of McGuireWoods Consulting LLC.

  • Series

    Clerking For Ginsburg: How To Play The Long Game

    Arun Subramanian

    One of us was a clerk when Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg read her Ledbetter dissent from the bench, inviting Congress to act, and the other clerked a few years later, when RBG's prominently displayed copy of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act served as a daily reminder that dissents are not just for show, say Arun Subramanian and Mark Musico of Susman Godfrey LLP.

  • Series

    Clerking For Ginsburg: In Pursuit Of Precision

    Trevor Morrison

    As clerks for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, we learned early on that, when preparing a memorandum or draft opinion, it was essential to present any opposing argument in its strongest possible light. There is a lesson here for today's public debates, says Trevor Morrison, dean of NYU Law School.

  • Series

    Clerking For Ginsburg: My RBG Guide To Judging

    Goodwin Liu

    I clerked for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the days of RBG bobbleheads and “You Can’t Spell Truth Without Ruth” T-shirts. I had no idea I would become a judge, and I feel lucky every day that I had the chance to learn from her, says California Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu.

  • Series

    Clerking For Ginsburg: 4 Things I Learned

    Judge John Owens

    A lot has changed since I clerked for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg 20 years ago. At that time, I had hair and no wife. I also thought I knew everything — but working for the justice made me realize very quickly that I actually knew very little, says Ninth Circuit Judge John Owens.

  • Series

    Clerking For Ginsburg: The Equality Lessons

    Margo Schlanger

    In 1993, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court, and I began my two-year clerkship with her. In her first opinion as a justice, and in dozens since, Justice Ginsburg reminded us how the law needs to operate if equality is to be a reality, says Margo Schlanger, a professor at the University of Michigan Law School.

  • NY Commercial Division Backs Technology-Assisted Review

    Elizabeth Sacksteder

    Neither the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure nor most state procedure codes expressly address whether, in what circumstances, or how a party may use technology-assisted review to fulfill its disclosure obligations. A new rule introduced last week by the Commercial Division of the New York Supreme Court aims to fill that gap, say Elizabeth Sacksteder and Ross Gotler of Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP.