Gladson’s Acquisition of ItemMaster


Winston & Strawn LLP served as legal advisor to Gladson. Drake Star Partners served as financial advisor and Cooley LLP served as legal advisor to ItemMaster.

Gladson, a Chicago-based portfolio company of The Jordan Company (“TJC”) and Wicks Capital Partners (“Wicks”), has acquired ItemMaster, a product content management company, also based in Chicago. The addition of ItemMaster’s product content database, consumer-centric attributes, and retailer network further expands Gladson’s ability to provide accurate product data to an expanded network of market participants through its high-quality audit capabilities.

The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Winston & Strawn LLP served as legal advisor to Gladson with a team including Mary E. Wall (Picture), James L. Kelly, Francesca M.S. Guerrero, Becky L. Troutman, Rachel Ingwer, Richard L. Falek, Ariane Andrade, William X. Lang, Lola Olawole-Anjorin, Eric J. Shinabarger, Ilya A. Bubel, Scott E. Landau, Peter J. Alfano, S. Scott Englert, Jr., Alessandra V. Swanson, Maria Kenny, Jason S. Pachter, Sam F. Trimbach, Michelle S. Chan, Maria R. Marek, James A. Tannock and Ari J. Lipsky.

Cooley advised product content management company ItemMaster with a team including Joshua Holleman, Meredith Klionsky, Mark Windfeld-Hansen, Keith Ranta, Mary Maher Lewis, Samuel Lipson and Kevin Rivers.

Involved fees earner: Joshua Holleman – Cooley LLP; Meredith Klionsky – Cooley LLP; Samuel Lipson – Cooley LLP; Mary Maher Lewis – Cooley LLP; Keith Ranta – Cooley LLP; Kevin Rivers – Cooley LLP; Mark Windfeld-Hansen – Cooley LLP; Peter Alfano – Winston & Strawn; Ariane Andrade – Winston & Strawn; Ilya Bubel – Winston & Strawn; Michelle Chan – Winston & Strawn; Scott Englert – Winston & Strawn; Richard Falek – Winston & Strawn; Francesca Guerrero – Winston & Strawn; Rachel Ingwer – Winston & Strawn; James Kelly – Winston & Strawn; Maria Kenny – Winston & Strawn; Scott Landau – Winston & Strawn; William Lang – Winston & Strawn; Ari Lipsky – Winston & Strawn; Maria Marek – Winston & Strawn; Lola Olawole-Anjorin – Winston & Strawn; Jason Pachter – Winston & Strawn; Eric Shinabarger – Winston & Strawn; Alessandra Swanson – Winston & Strawn; James Tannock – Winston & Strawn; Sam Trimbach – Winston & Strawn; Becky Troutman – Winston & Strawn; Mary Wall – Winston & Strawn;

Law Firms: Cooley LLP; Winston & Strawn;

Clients: Gladson Interactive, Inc.; ItemMaster Inc.;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti