Stone Point Capital’s Investment in Bullhorn

Willkie represented Bullhorn, while Kramer Levin represented Stone Point Capital in the transaction.

Bullhorn, a cloud computing company for staffing and recruiting organizations, announced that Stone Point Capital will become the lead investor to power the next phase of the company’s growth. Insight Partners and Genstar will remain investors in the business. Stone Point was attracted to Bullhorn on the strength of its long-term opportunity to serve the global staffing and recruiting industry, its consistent revenue growth, and its reputation for customer success.

Bullhorn is a global leader in software for the recruitment industry. More than 10,000 companies rely on Bullhorn’s cloud-based platform to power their recruitment processes from start to finish. With offices around the world, Bullhorn is founder-led and employs more than 1,000 people globally.

Insight Partners is a leading global venture capital and private equity firm investing in high-growth technology and software companies that are driving transformative change in their industries. Founded in 1995, Insight Partners has invested in more than 400 companies worldwide and has raised through a series of funds more than $30 billion in capital commitments.

Genstar Capital is a leading private equity firm based in San Francisco, with approximately $19 billion of assets under management and focused on targeted segments of the financial services, healthcare, industrial, and software industries. Stone Point Capital is a financial services-focused private equity firm which has raised and managed eight private equity funds – the Trident Funds – with aggregate committed capital of more than $26 billion.

The Willkie team advising Bullhorn was led by partner Matthew Guercio (Picture) and associate Erin Kinney, and included law clerk Manuela Velasquez Fernandez.

The Kramer Levin team advising Stone Point was led by Corporate partner Howard T. Spilko and included Corporate partners Colin Bumby and Abbe L. Dienstag, counsel Randal D. Murdock, and associates Jonathan D. Goodman, Max Tierman, Benjamin A. Edlin, Michelle Park and Eva Tanna; Technology and IP Transactions partner Harry Rubin and associates Karolina Ebel and Katherine S. Jeffery; Privacy special counsel Samantha V. Ettari; Tax partner Barry Herzog and associate Rita Celebrezze D’Souza; Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits Partner Marissa J. Holob, special counsel Avram J. Cahn and associate Sumaya Ullah Restango; and Employment Law partner Robert N. Holtzman and associates Sarah Hanson and Emily M. Wajert.

Involved fees earner: Colin Bumby – Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP; Avram Cahn – Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP; Rita Celebrezze D’Souza – Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP; Abbe Dienstag – Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP; Karolina Ebel – Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP; Benjamin Edlin – Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP; Samantha Ettari – Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP; Jonathan Goodman – Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP; Sarah Hanson – Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP; Barry Herzog – Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP; Marissa Holob – Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP; Robert Holtzman – Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP; Katherine Jeffery – Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP; Randal Murdock – Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP; Michelle Park – Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP; Harry Rubin – Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP; Howard Spilko – Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP; Eva Tanna – Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP; Max Tierman – Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP; Sumaya Ullah Restagno – Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP; Emily Wajert – Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP; Matthew Guercio – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Erin Kinney – Willkie Farr & Gallagher;

Law Firms: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP; Willkie Farr & Gallagher;

Clients: Bullhorn; Stone Point Capital LLC;

Author: Ambrogio Visconti