Greystar’s $4.6 billion acquisition of leading college housing REIT

Hogan Lovells represented Greystar Real Estate Partners (Greystar) in its recently announced entry into a merger agreement for the acquisition of EdR, one of the nation’s largest developers, owners and managers of high-quality collegiate housing communities, by a newly-formed, perpetual-life fund, Greystar Student Housing Growth and Income Fund, LP, which is an affiliate of Greystar. […]

Thoma Bravo’s Acquisition of a Majority Interest In Centrify

Kirkland & Ellis is serving as Thoma Bravo’s legal advisor, and Golub Capital is providing financing for the transaction. Sidley Austin is Centrify’s legal advisor, and Barclays is serving as its financial advisor. Thoma Bravo, a leading private equity investment firm, will acquire a majority interest in Centrify, the market-leading next-generation Identity & Access Management […]

Medidata Solutions, Inc. v. Federal Insurance Company

Orrick secured a victory for Medidata Solutions Orrick appellate team secured an important ruling this week from the Second Circuit on behalf of client Medidata Solutions. Medidata was defrauded of more than $4.7 million in a sophisticated “phishing” scam, where “spoofed” emails to company employees (with directions for a major financial transaction) appeared to be […]

Tricida, Inc.’s $222 Million Initial Public Offering

Sidley represented San Francisco, California-based Tricida, Inc. in its $222 million initial public offering (IPO) of common stock. Tricida is a pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of its lead product candidate, TRC101, a non-absorbed, orally administered polymer drug designed to treat metabolic acidosis in patients with chronic kidney disease. The stock was […]

AE Industrial Partners’ Second Private Equity Fund $1.36 Billion Fundraising

Eaton Partners, a Stifel Company, served as placement agent, and Kirkland & Ellis LLP served as legal advisor to AEI. AE Industrial Partners, LP, a leading private equity investor in aerospace and defense, power generation, and specialty industrial companies, has closed its second private equity fund – AE Industrial Partners Fund II, LP (“Fund II”) […]

Sirius International Insurance Group $2.2 Billion Merger with Easterly Acquisition Corp.

Sirius Group is being represented by Sidley Austin LLP and Easterly is being represented by Hogan Lovells US LLP. Sirius International Insurance Group, Ltd., a global multi-line insurance and reinsurance group, and Easterly Acquisition Corp. have executed a definitive agreement and plan of merger for a proposed business combination that would result in Sirius becoming […]

Uzabase’s $110 Million Acquisition of Quartz

Ropes & Gray represented Atlantic Media in the sale. Atlantic Media has sold Quartz, its six-year-old business news startup, to Japanese financial publisher Uzabase in a deal valuing Quartz at between $75 million to $110 million. Under the terms of the pact announced Monday, Quartz will take over the English-language version of NewsPicks, Uzabase’s subscription-news […]

Essential Properties Realty Trust, Inc.’s $455 million initial public offering

Sidley represented Princeton, New Jersey-based Essential Properties Realty Trust, Inc. in its $455 million initial public offering (IPO) of common stock The company is an internally managed real estate investment trust (REIT) that acquires, owns and manages primarily single-tenant properties that are net leased on a long-term basis to middle-market companies operating service-oriented or experience-based […]

HarbourVest Partners’ investment in Telstra Ventures

Kirkland & Ellis LLP advised HarbourVest Partners on the transaction A new fund focused on early to late stage venture investment opportunities in the US, Asia and Australia has been formed with the backing of Telstra and capital investment from HarbourVest, a global private markets investment specialist. The agreement will see Telstra Ventures contributing its […]