Carlyle’s Investment in Saama

Sullivan & Cromwell advised Saama Technologies, Debevoise & Plimpton advised Carlyle, and Fenwick & West advised the syndicate on the deal.

Carlyle (NASDAQ: CG) executed its strategic growth investment and acquisition of a majority stake in Saama, valuing the company at up to $430 million.

Saama is a leading AI-driven Intelligent Clinical Cloud company, enabling the life sciences industry to conduct faster and safer clinical development and regulatory programs.

Carlyle (NASDAQ: CG) is a global investment firm with deep industry expertise that deploys private capital across three business segments: Global Private Equity, Global Credit and Investment Solutions. With $276 billion of assets under management as of June 30, 2021, Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, portfolio companies and the communities in which we live and invest.

The Debevoise team was led by M&A partner Spencer Gilbert (Picture) and included partners Jennifer Chu and Kevin Rinker, counsel Christopher Garrett, David Iozzi, Kim Le and Molly Stockley and associates Aleena Aspervil, Julia Chen, Monisha D’Souza, Hannah Levine, Joel Salomon, Tiancheng (TC) Huang and Sergio Torres, finance partners Sunil Savkar and Ramya Tiller and associates Marta Poplawski and Adam Silverwood, benefits partners Lawrence Cagney and Meir Katz and associate Zain Kazmi, tax partner Peter Furci and associates Jay Evans and Benjamin Friedman, capital markets associate Benjamin Pedersen, intellectual property partner Henry Lebowitz, FDA regulatory partner Paul Rubin and associate Melissa Runsten and litigation counsel Tricia Sherno.

Involved fees earner: Aleena Aspervil – Debevoise & Plimpton; Tricia Bozyk Sherno – Debevoise & Plimpton; Lawrence Cagney – Debevoise & Plimpton; Julia Chen – Debevoise & Plimpton; Jennifer Chu – Debevoise & Plimpton; Monisha D’Souza – Debevoise & Plimpton; Jay Evans – Debevoise & Plimpton; Peter Furci – Debevoise & Plimpton; Christopher Garrett – Debevoise & Plimpton; Spencer Gilbert – Debevoise & Plimpton; Tiancheng Huang – Debevoise & Plimpton; David Iozzi – Debevoise & Plimpton; Meir Katz – Debevoise & Plimpton; Zain Kazmi – Debevoise & Plimpton; Kim Le – Debevoise & Plimpton; Henry Lebowitz – Debevoise & Plimpton; Ben Lee Friedman – Debevoise & Plimpton; Hannah Levine – Debevoise & Plimpton; Benjamin Pedersen – Debevoise & Plimpton; Marta Poplawski – Debevoise & Plimpton; Kevin Rinker – Debevoise & Plimpton; Paul Rubin – Debevoise & Plimpton; Melissa Runsten – Debevoise & Plimpton; Joel Salomon – Debevoise & Plimpton; Sunil William Savkar – Debevoise & Plimpton; Molly Stockley – Debevoise & Plimpton; Ramya Tiller – Debevoise & Plimpton; Sergio Torres – Debevoise & Plimpton;

Law Firms: Debevoise & Plimpton;

Clients: Carlyle Group;