Roper Technologies’ Acquisition Of iPipeline

Davis Polk advised Roper Technologies, Inc. on its $1.625 billion acquisition of iPipeline Holdings, Inc.

Roper is a leading diversified technology company that operates businesses that design and develop software (both license and software-as-a-service) and engineered products and solutions for a variety of niche end markets. iPipeline is a leading provider of cloud-based software solutions for the life insurance and financial services industries. iPipeline’s innovative solutions include pre-sales support, new business and underwriting, policy administration, point-of-sale execution of applications, post-sale support, data analysis, reporting, user-driven configuration, consumer delivery and self-service and agency and firm management.

Credit Suisse served as exclusive financial advisor to iPipeline, and Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Lauletta Birnbaum LLP served as legal advisors to iPipeline and Thoma Bravo.

The Davis Polk corporate team includes partner John D. Amorosi (Picture) and associates W. Soren Kreider IV and Jamie Kurtz. Partner Rachel D. Kleinberg and associates Dao Fu and Anna Parnes are providing tax advice. Counsel David Mollo-Christensen and associate Kathleen Ginder are providing executive compensation advice. Partner Pritesh P. Shah and associate Michael V. Policastro are providing intellectual property and technology advice.

The Kirkland & Ellis LLP team was composed by Theodore A. Peto, P.C. and Peter Stach.

Involved fees earner: John Amorosi – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Dao Fu – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Kathleen Ginder – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Rachel Kleinberg – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Soren Kreider – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Jamie Kurtz – Davis Polk & Wardwell; David Mollo-Christensen – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Anna Parnes – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Michael Policastro – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Pritesh P. Shah – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Theodore Peto – Kirkland & Ellis; Peter Stach – Kirkland & Ellis;

Law Firms: Davis Polk & Wardwell; Kirkland & Ellis;

Clients: iPipeline; Roper Technologies, Inc.; Thoma Bravo;

Author: Ambrogio Visconti