Garda World’s Acquisition of WorldAware

Simpson Thacher represented Garda World Security Corporation in the transaction. The WilmerHale team represented WorldAware.

Garda World Security Corporation, the world’s largest privately-owned security services company, executed the acquisition of WorldAware, a leading security risk management firm based in the United States.

The acquisition closed on July 10, 2020. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Simpson Thacher represented Garda World Security Corporation with a team including Ryerson Symons (Picture), Sebastian Tiller, Johanna Mayer and Heesu Kim (M&A); Jamin Koslowe (Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits); Andrew Purcell, Sophie Staples and Suzy Yaster (Tax); Lori Lesser and Corina McIntyre (Intellectual Property); Krista McManus (Real Estate); Michael Isby (Environmental); Steven DeLott (Insurance); and Sara Razi, Kelly Karapetyan, John Goheen and Andrew Jensen (Antitrust).

The WilmerHale team representing WorldAware in this transaction was led by Stephanie Evans and included Mark Nylen, Tyler Rostock, Ciara Baker, Scott Kilgore, Barry Hurewitz, Mike Bevilacqua, Justin Ochs, Brandt Tierney, Ben Kelsey, Alexandra Noymer and Louise Luongo.

Involved fees earner: Steven DeLott – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; John Goheen – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Michael Isby – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Andrew Jensen – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Kelly Karapetyan – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Heesu Kim – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Jamin Koslowe – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Lori Lesser – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Johanna Mayer – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Corina McIntyre – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Krista McManus – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Andrew Purcell – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Sara Razi – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Sophie Staples – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Ryerson Symons – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Sebastian Tiller – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Susan Yaster – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Ciara Baker – WilmerHale; Michael Bevilacqua – WilmerHale; Stephanie Evans – WilmerHale; Barry Hurewitz – WilmerHale; Benjamin Kelsey – WilmerHale; Scott Kilgore – WilmerHale; Alexandra Noymer – WilmerHale; Mark Nylen – WilmerHale; Justin Ochs – WilmerHale; Tyler Rostock – WilmerHale; Brandt Tierney – WilmerHale;

Law Firms: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; WilmerHale;

Clients: Garda World Security Corporation; WorldAware Inc.;

Author: Ambrogio Visconti