GI Partners’ Investment in Aras

Ropes & Gray advised GI Partners, while Cravath represented Aras in connection with the transaction.

GI Partners executed its investment in Aras, the only resilient platform provider for digital industrial applications.

Founded in 2001, GI Partners is a private investment firm based in San Francisco, California. The firm has raised over $26 billion in capital from leading institutional investors around the world to invest in private equity, real estate, and data infrastructure strategies.

Aras provides a resilient platform for digital industrial applications. Audi, DENSO, GE, Honda, Kawasaki, Microsoft, Mitsubishi, and Nissan are investing in the platform.  

The Ropes & Gray team that represented GI Partners was led by private equity partner Howard Glazer (San Francisco; Picture), and included private equity partner Neill Jakobe (Chicago), employment, executive compensation & benefits partner Jennifer Cormier (Boston), tax partner Leo Arnaboldi III (New York), mergers & acquisitions partner Regina Sam Penti(Boston), litigation & enforcement partner Samer Musallam (Washington D.C.), debt finance partner Alexander Zeltser (Boston), and data, privacy & cybersecurity partner Edward McNicholas (Washington D.C.).

The Cravath team advising Aras was led by partners George F. Schoen, Keith Hallam and Allison M. Wein and included associate Bethany A. Pfalzgraf on corporate matters; partner Matthew M. Kelly on financing matters; partner Matthew J. Bobby and associates Jana I. Hymowitz and David Crampton on executive compensation and benefits matters; partner Lauren Angelilli and associates Arvind Ravichandran and Leon B. Dalezman on tax matters; and associate Carys J. Webb on intellectual property matters. Peter Kim and Michael Svedman also worked on corporate matters and Temiloluwa A. Dele-Dare worked on financing matters.

Involved fees earner: Lauren Angelilli – Cravath Swaine & Moore; Matthew Bobby – Cravath Swaine & Moore; David Crampton – Cravath Swaine & Moore; Leon Dalezman – Cravath Swaine & Moore; Keith Hallam – Cravath Swaine & Moore; Jana Hymowitz – Cravath Swaine & Moore; Matthew Kelly – Cravath Swaine & Moore; Peter Kim – Cravath Swaine & Moore; Bethany Pfalzgraf – Cravath Swaine & Moore; Arvind Ravichandran – Cravath Swaine & Moore; George Schoen – Cravath Swaine & Moore; Carys Webb – Cravath Swaine & Moore; Allison Wein – Cravath Swaine & Moore; Leo Arnaboldi – Ropes & Gray; Jennifer Cormier – Ropes & Gray; Howard Glazer – Ropes & Gray; Neill Jakobe – Ropes & Gray; Edward McNicholas – Ropes & Gray; Samer Musallam – Ropes & Gray; Regina Sam Penti – Ropes & Gray; Alexander Zeltser – Ropes & Gray;

Law Firms: Cravath Swaine & Moore; Ropes & Gray;

Clients: Aras; GI Partners;

Author: Martina Bellini