PRO Unlimited’s Acquisition of Workforce Logiq

Latham & Watkins represented Workforce Logiq in the transaction while Sidley and Vinge represented EQT Private Equity and PRO Unlimited.

PRO Unlimited, a leading modern workforce management platform provider, has announced that, through an agreement with EQT Private Equity, it will acquire Workforce Logiq from funds managed by Carlyle later this year, subject to customary regulatory approvals. This transaction will combine two leading-edge companies that share a common strategic approach in solving its diversified clients’ contingent workforce management needs through the power of a holistic platform. This combination will expand PRO’s position as a preferred provider to the Global 2000, enabling organizations to achieve their strategic talent acquisition and cost reduction objectives.

Latham & Watkins LLP represented Workforce Logiq in the transaction with a corporate deal team led by Washington, D.C. partner David Brown (Picture) and Chicago partner Daniel Breslin, with associates Jacob Saslow and Michael Magstadt. Advice was also provided on tax matters by New York partner David Raab and on benefits and compensation matters by Washington, D.C. partner David Della Rocca and Washington, D.C. counsel Laura Szarmach.

The Sidley team was led by New York Private Equity partner Brien Wassner and San Francisco Private Equity partner Vijay Sekhon. Private Equity partner Alexis Cooper, M&A counsel George Brooks, M&A associates Emily Hunter, Kathryn Betts, Brandon Walker, Adrian Zhang, Saba Yasmin, Isaiah Marcano, and Jake McDonough were instrumental in completing this transaction. The financing was led by New York Global Finance partner Josh Thompson and Capital Markets partner Johnny Skumpija, and included Global Finance partner James Crooks, associates Sean Damm, Colin Vo Kavanaugh, Michele Nudelman, Alexander Hirshfeld, Robert Charles Davidson, Sarah O’Brien, D.J. Hill, Shan Lu, Amelia Barnes, Will Cage, and Kahwing Fung, with support from Global Finance partner Leslie Plaskon.
Other members of the deal team included: Private Equity partner Parthiv Rishi; Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits partner Eric Wolf and associates Karim Pirani and Li Wang; Tax partners Oliver Currall and Tara Lancaster as well as associates Pranith Mehta and Jonathan Westreich; Labor, Employment and Immigration counsel Eric Hoffman, Galit Knotz, senior associate Peter McCorkell, and associate Natalie Chan; Technology and IP Transactions partner Jennifer Coplan and associates E. Kyle Barnett and Summer Danzeisen; Privacy and Cybersecurity partners William Long and Alan Charles Raul as well as associates Ernesto Claeyssen, Lauren Kitces, and Denise Kara; Insurance counsel Scott Goldstein; Antitrust partner Karen Kazmerzak; Global Arbitration and Trade Advocacy partners Jim Mendenhall, Howard Stanislawski, Barbara Broussard, and Sven de Knop as well as associates Justin Becker, Alessandra Moroni and Carys Golesworthy; Litigation partners Alex Kaplan and Michael Mann as well as associates Brian Earl and Debbie Sands; and Environmental counsel Maureen Crough and associate Allen Braddock.

Vinge’s team consisted of, among others, Christina Kokko, Ulrich Ziche, Isabelle Jengsell, Ellinor Wargenbrant, Annie Fällström (M&A), Sebastian Örndahl (ECR), Lisa Hörnkvist (GDPR), Mathilda Persson (IT), Fredrika Hjelmberg (Contract law), Kristoffer Sällfors (Public Procurement) and Sara Dahlros Sköld (VDR).

Involved fees earner: Daniel Breslin – Latham & Watkins; David Brown – Latham & Watkins; David Della Rocca – Latham & Watkins; Michael Magstadt – Latham & Watkins; David Raab – Latham & Watkins; Jacob Saslow – Latham & Watkins; Laura Szarmach – Latham & Watkins; Kyle Barnett – Sidley Austin LLP; Justin Becker – Sidley Austin LLP; Kathryn Betts – Sidley Austin LLP; Allen Braddock – Sidley Austin LLP; George Brooks – Sidley Austin LLP; Barbara Broussard – Sidley Austin LLP; William Cage – Sidley Austin LLP; Natalie Chan – Sidley Austin LLP; Alexis Cooper – Sidley Austin LLP; Jennifer Coplan – Sidley Austin LLP; James Crooks – Sidley Austin LLP; Maureen Crough – Sidley Austin LLP; Oliver Currall – Sidley Austin LLP; Sean Damm – Sidley Austin LLP; Robert Charles Davidson – Sidley Austin LLP; Sven De Knop – Sidley Austin LLP; Brian Earl – Sidley Austin LLP; Kahwing Fung – Sidley Austin LLP; Scott Goldstein – Sidley Austin LLP; Carys Golesworthy – Sidley Austin LLP; D.J. Hill – Sidley Austin LLP; Alexander Hirshfeld – Sidley Austin LLP; Eric Hoffman – Sidley Austin LLP; Emily Hunter – Sidley Austin LLP; Alex Kaplan – Sidley Austin LLP; Denise Kara – Sidley Austin LLP; Karen Kazmerzak – Sidley Austin LLP; Lauren Kitces – Sidley Austin LLP; Galit Knotz – Sidley Austin LLP; Tara Lancaster – Sidley Austin LLP; William Long – Sidley Austin LLP; Michael Mann – Sidley Austin LLP; Isaiah Marcano – Sidley Austin LLP; Peter McCorkell – Sidley Austin LLP; Pranith Mehta – Sidley Austin LLP; James Mendenhall – Sidley Austin LLP; Alessandra Moroni – Sidley Austin LLP; Michele Nudelman – Sidley Austin LLP; Sarah O’Brien – Sidley Austin LLP; Karim Pirani – Sidley Austin LLP; Leslie Plaskon – Sidley Austin LLP; Alan Charles Raul – Sidley Austin LLP; Parthiv Rishi – Sidley Austin LLP; Deborah Sands – Sidley Austin LLP; Vijay Sekhon – Sidley Austin LLP; Johnny Skumpija – Sidley Austin LLP; Howard Stanislawski – Sidley Austin LLP; Joshua Thompson – Sidley Austin LLP; Colin Vo Kavanaugh – Sidley Austin LLP; Brandon Walker – Sidley Austin LLP; Li Wang – Sidley Austin LLP; Brien Wassner – Sidley Austin LLP; Jonathan Westreich – Sidley Austin LLP; Eric Wolf – Sidley Austin LLP; Saba Yasmin – Sidley Austin LLP; Adrian Zhang – Sidley Austin LLP; Annie Fällström – Vinge; Fredrika Hjelmberg – Vinge; Lisa Hörnqvist – Vinge; Isabelle Jengsell – Vinge; Christina Kokko – Vinge; Sebastian Örndahl – Vinge; Mathilda Persson – Vinge; Ellinor Wargenbrant – Vinge; Ulrich Ziche – Vinge;

Law Firms: Latham & Watkins; Sidley Austin LLP; Vinge;

Clients: EQT Partners; PRO Unlimited; Workforce Logiq;