Harvest Partners’ Minority Investment in HelpSystems

Latham & Watkins LLP represented Harvest Partners in the transaction.

HelpSystems has announced that funds managed by Harvest Partners SCF, LP (HP SCF), the non-control private equity strategy of Harvest Partners, LP, have signed a definitive agreement to lead a minority investment in HelpSystems. HP SCF will join existing investors TA Associates, Charlesbank Capital Partners, HGGC, and HelpSystems employees to propel the company toward new levels of growth in global markets. 

HelpSystems is a software company focused on helping exceptional organizations Build a Better IT™. Its cybersecurity and automation software simplifies critical IT processes to give our customers peace of mind.

Harvest Partners SCF is a non-control private equity investor. Harvest Partners SCF was founded in 2014 and is led by an experienced team of investment professionals who have, collectively, more than 50 years of private equity investment experience.

Latham & Watkins LLP represented Harvest Partners in the transaction with a corporate deal team led by Boston partners Kristen Grannis (Picture) and Hans Brigham, Boston associate John Miller, New York partner Andrea Schwartzman, Boston associates Eli Slawsby and Dante Spurlock, Washington, D.C. associate Daniel Cote, with New York associate Benjamin Hoekstra, and Chicago Associate Hane Kim. Advice was also provided on tax matters by New York partner Jocelyn Noll, with Boston associate Jeremiah Cowen; on benefits and compensation matters by New York partner Jennifer Pepin; on litigation matters by Boston partner David Tolley, with Boston associate David Rowe; on compliance matters by Chicago partner Nabil Sabki and Washington, D.C. partners Erin Brown Jones and Les Carnegie, with Washington, D.C. associate Andrew Galdes; on data privacy and technology transaction matters by Boston partner Sarah Gagan and Bay Area counsel Robert Blamires, with Boston associate Deborah Hinck, London associate Calum Docherty and Bay Area associate Erica Chae; and on regulatory matters by Brussels partner Héctor Armengod, Frankfurt partner Max Hauser, Milan counsel Cesare Milani, and Washington, D.C. counsel Patrick English, with Frankfurt associate Sebastian Sohn, Milan associate Edoardo Cassinelli, and Brussels associate Alvaro López Usatorre.

Involved fees earner: Héctor Armengod – Latham & Watkins; Robert Blamires – Latham & Watkins; Johan Brigham – Latham & Watkins; Erin Brown Jones – Latham & Watkins; Les Carnegie – Latham & Watkins; Edoardo Cassinelli – Latham & Watkins; Erica Chae – Latham & Watkins; Daniel Cote – Latham & Watkins; Jeremiah Cowen – Latham & Watkins; Calum Docherty – Latham & Watkins; Patrick English – Latham & Watkins; Sarah Gagan – Latham & Watkins; Andrew Galdes – Latham & Watkins; Sebastian Max Hauser – Latham & Watkins; Deborah Hinck – Latham & Watkins; Hane Kim – Latham & Watkins; Alvaro López Usatorre – Latham & Watkins; Cesare Milani – Latham & Watkins; John Miller – Latham & Watkins; Jocelyn Noll – Latham & Watkins; Jennifer Pepin – Latham & Watkins; David Rowe – Latham & Watkins; Nabil Sabki – Latham & Watkins; Andrea Schwartzman – Latham & Watkins; Elizabeth Mims Slawsby – Latham & Watkins; Kristen Grannis – Latham & Watkins; Sebastian Sohn – Latham & Watkins; Dante Spurlock – Latham & Watkins; David Tolley – Latham & Watkins;

Law Firms: Latham & Watkins;

Clients: Harvest Partners LP;

Author: Martina Bellini