Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division’s Acquisition of Aptos


Fried Frank acted as counsel to Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division in the transaction.

Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Aptos, Inc. from funds advised by Apax Partners.

Aptos, Inc., a recognized market leader in retail technology solutions, delivers innovative, cloud-native and comprehensive omni-channel solutions to more than 1,000 retail brands in 65 countries. Apax Partners is a British private equity firm.

Founded in 1869, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm. Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division (MBD) is the primary center for the firm’s long-term principal investing activity.

The Fried Frank team was led by corporate partner Andrea Gede-Lange (Picture) and included corporate partners Michael T. Gershberg and Robert C. Schwenkel; antitrust and competition partners Nathaniel L. Asker and Tobias Caspary; executive compensation & ERISA partner Jason R. Ertel; intellectual property and technology partner Amir R. Ghavi; litigation partner Joshua D. Roth; tax partner David I. Shapiro; corporate real estate special counsel Melissa A. Meyrowitz; litigation special counsel Michael J. Anstett; corporate associates Angela Becker, Robert Engelke, Lola Johnson, and Jessica Pisani; antitrust and competition associates Shruti Hiremath and Matthew E. Joseph; executive compensation & ERISA associate Kevin R. Miller; litigation associate Avani Uppalapati; and tax associate Josh Goldstein.

Involved fees earner: Angela Becker – Clifford Chance; Michael Anstett – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Nathaniel Asker – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Tobias Caspary – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Robert Engelke – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Jason Ertel – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Andrea Gede-Lange – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Michael Gershberg – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Amir Ghavi – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Josh Goldstein – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Shruti Hiremath – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Lola Johnson – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Matthew Joseph – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Melissa Meyrowitz – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Kevin Miller – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Jessica Pisani – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Joshua Roth – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Robert Schwenkel – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; David Shapiro – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Avani Uppalapati – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson;

Law Firms: Clifford Chance; Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson;

Clients: Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division;