Ropes & Gray advised Advarra on the deal.
Advarra, a Genstar portfolio company, in its acquisition of IntegReview, an ethical review board/institutional review board based in Austin, Texas. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
The Austin, Tex. headquarters for IntegReview will become the first Advarra office in the southern US. The acquisition also increases depth of expertise in many key areas, most notably in early phase research.
Advarra is the premier provider of institutional review board, institutional biosafety committee, quality and compliance consulting services, and research technology solutions. Established in 1999, IntegReview provides ethical review for all phases of industry-sponsored and federally funded research in the U.S.
The Ropes & Gray team that represented Advarra included private capital transactions partner Chau Le (Picture) and associate Julianne Rutiz (both of San Francisco), tax partner Leo Arnaboldi IIIand tax associate Brian Harris (both of New York), employment, executive compensation & benefits partner Megan Bisk (Boston) and counsel Ellen Sueda (San Francisco), health care partner Eve Brunts (Boston), and strategic transactions partner Megan Baca (Silicon Valley).
Involved fees earner: Leo Arnaboldi – Ropes & Gray; Megan Baca – Ropes & Gray; Megan Bisk – Ropes & Gray; Eve Brunts – Ropes & Gray; Brian Harris – Ropes & Gray; Minh-Chau Le – Ropes & Gray; Julianne Rutiz – Ropes & Gray; Ellen Sueda – Ropes & Gray;
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