Equifax’s $640 Million Acquisition of Kount


Fried Frank acted as counsel to CVC Capital Partners and Kount Inc in the transaction.

Equifax Inc. (“Equifax”) signed a US$640 million definitive agreement to acquire Kount, a provider of artificial intelligence-driven fraud prevention and digital identity solutions.

Equifax is a multinational consumer credit reporting agency.

The Fried Frank team was led by corporate partner Steven Steinman (Picture) and included corporate partners Shant P. Manoukian and J. Christian Nahr; antitrust and competition partner Nathaniel Asker; executive compensation & ERISA partner Jeffrey Ross; intellectual property and technology partner Amir R. Ghavi; tax partner Eli Weiss; corporate special counsel Joshua S. Gelfand; corporate associates Hannah E. Koban, Alyssa Miller, Juliette Nicole Rafael, and Ross M. Sarraf; antitrust and competition associates J. Todd Garcia and Neda Moussavi; executive compensation & ERISA associate Tyler Forni; and intellectual property and technology associate Max S. Goodman.

Involved fees earner: Nathaniel Asker – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Tyler Forni – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; John Todd Garcia Jr. – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Joshua Gelfand – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Amir Ghavi – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Max Goodman – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Hannah Koban – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Shant Manoukian – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Alyssa Miller – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Neda Moussavi – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Christian Nahr – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Juliette Rafael – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Jeffrey Ross – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Ross Sarraf – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Steven Steinman – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Eli Weiss – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson;

Law Firms: Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson;

Clients: CVC Capital Partners; Kount;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti