Growth Catalyst Partners’ Acquisition of The Equine Network


Seward & Kissel LLP represented Growth Catalyst Partners in the transaction.

Growth Catalyst Partners (GCP), a leading middle market private equity firm, executed the acquisition of The Equine Network (“Equine Network”) in a corporate carve- out from Active Interest Media, Inc. GCP is excited to partner with Equine Network’s existing management team, including Tom Winsor, who will become President and CEO, and Andy Clurman, current CEO of Active Interest Media, who will become Executive Chairman of Equine Network.

Equine Network is the leading provider of proprietary sports content, information, and tech-enabled services to the $130 billion U.S. equine industry. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Growth Catalyst Partners is a middle market growth equity firm focused on information, marketing and tech-enabled services businesses. GCP’s strategy involves targeting growth segments of industries and identifying market leading companies with breakout potential.

Monroe Capital provided debt financing to support GCP’s acquisition of Equine Network. Lazard served as financial advisor to Active Interest Media in this transaction.

Seward & Kissel LLP represented Growth Catalyst Partners with a team led by partners Nick Katsanos (Picture) and James Abbott and counsel Danielle Lemberg.

Involved fees earner: James Abbott – Seward & Kissel LLP; Danielle Lemberg – Seward & Kissel LLP; Nick Katsanos – Seward & Kissel LLP;

Law Firms: Seward & Kissel LLP;

Clients: Growth Catalyst Partners;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti