Thoma Bravo’s Acquisition Of J.D. Power


Cravath represented J.D. Power in connection with the transaction.

Thoma Bravo, LLC, a leading private equity investment firm, acquired J.D. Power, a global leader in data analytics and consumer intelligence.

Kirkland & Ellis served as the legal advisor, and Barclays and RBC Capital Markets are acting as financial advisors to Thoma Bravo. Financing for the transaction was provided by RBC Capital Markets, KKR and SunTrust Bank.

The Cravath team was led by partners Robert I. Townsend III (Picture) and Damien R. Zoubek and includes associates Sanjay Murti, Jin-Kyu Baek and Arash Ardalan on M&A matters; partner Lauren Angelilli, associate Peter W. Rogers and foreign associate attorney Nicolaas Versteeg on tax matters; partner Eric W. Hilfers, senior attorney Romica Singh, practice area attorney Michelle M. Garrett and associate Christopher C. Gonnella on executive compensation and benefits matters; partner David J. Kappos and associate F. Adam Abulawi on intellectual property matters; partner Stephen M. Kessing and associate Michael A. Naclerio on financing matters; partner Christine A. Varney and practice area attorney Kate F. Stamell on regulatory matters; and senior attorney Annmarie M. Terraciano on environmental matters. Maria Ricaurte also worked on M&A matters.

Involved fees earner: Adam Abulawi – Cravath Swaine & Moore; Lauren Angelilli – Cravath Swaine & Moore; Arash Ardalan – Cravath Swaine & Moore; Jin-Kyu Baek – Cravath Swaine & Moore; Michelle Garrett – Cravath Swaine & Moore; Christopher Gonnella – Cravath Swaine & Moore; Eric Hilfers – Cravath Swaine & Moore; David Kappos – Cravath Swaine & Moore; Stephen Kessing – Cravath Swaine & Moore; Sanjay Murti – Cravath Swaine & Moore; Michael Naclerio – Cravath Swaine & Moore; Maria Ricaurte – Cravath Swaine & Moore; Peter Rogers – Cravath Swaine & Moore; Romica Singh – Cravath Swaine & Moore; Kate Stamell – Cravath Swaine & Moore; Annmarie Terraciano – Cravath Swaine & Moore; Robert Townsend III – Cravath Swaine & Moore; Christine Varney – Cravath Swaine & Moore; Nicolaas Versteeg – Cravath Swaine & Moore; Damien Zoubek – Cravath Swaine & Moore;

Law Firms: Cravath Swaine & Moore;

Clients: J.D. Power;

Author: Ambrogio Visconti