Debevoise & Plimpton LLP advised Stone Point Capital, while Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP advised Aquiline Capital Partners on the deal. Kirkland & Ellis advised GI Partners in the sale of Consilio.
Consilio, a global leader in eDiscovery, document review, risk management, and legal consulting services, and Xact Data Discovery (XDD), a leading international provider of eDiscovery, data management, and managed review services, have agreed to a merger of the two companies. The united company will operate as a global technology-enabled service provider and eDiscovery leader.
The combined company will operate under the Consilio name and will consist of over 4,000 employees and active review professionals serving clients from more than 70 global regions across 11 countries. The company’s global operations will support small, mid-size, and large clients, regardless of how complex their challenges may be.
GI Partners, a leading private investment firm, simultaneously acquired Consilio and Advanced Discovery in 2018, combining the businesses to form a global leader in eDiscovery.
Jefferies LLC represented Consilio and William Blair represented XDD as their respective exclusive financial advisors.
The Debevoise team advising Stone Point Capital was led by M&A partner Christopher Anthony (Picture) and included partner William Regner and associates Marisa Demko, Sean Foley and Thomas Heiser, benefits partner Franklin Mitchell and associate Charity Wyatt, tax partner Michael Bolotin and associate Erasmo Perez and intellectual property partner Henry Lebowitz and associates Melody Godbolt and Paisley Piasecki.
Kirkland & Ellis advised GI Partners with a team led by corporate partners Stuart Casillas, Vlad Kroll and Erin Blake and associate Fareed Karbassyoon.
Involved fees earner: Christopher Anthony – Debevoise & Plimpton; Michael Bolotin – Debevoise & Plimpton; Charity Brunson Wyatt – Debevoise & Plimpton; Marisa Demko – Debevoise & Plimpton; Sean Foley – Debevoise & Plimpton; Melody Godbolt – Debevoise & Plimpton; Thomas Heiser – Debevoise & Plimpton; Henry Lebowitz – Debevoise & Plimpton; Franklin Mitchell – Debevoise & Plimpton; Erasmo Perez – Debevoise & Plimpton; William Regner – Debevoise & Plimpton; Erin Blake – Kirkland & Ellis; Stuart Casillas – Kirkland & Ellis; Fareed Karbassyoon – Kirkland & Ellis; Vlad Kroll – Kirkland & Ellis;