UniFocus’ Acquisition of Knowcross

Jones Day and Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co. advised The Riverside Company on the deal while IndusLaw advised Knowcross Solutions.

UniFocus, a provider of workforce-management systems, announced its acquisition of Knowcross, a leader in task management and operational optimization software for the hospitality industry. The merging of the two organizations’ technologies under the UniFocus umbrella is set to provide service business operators a single, streamlined solution for determining the real-time labor needs of their business while ensuring timely service completion for maximum operational efficiency across each of their various departments.

In addition to bringing the platforms together, UniFocus and Knowcross will be infused with capital via Riverside to build an ecosystem that meets industry needs in a post-pandemic world.

Joining forces will bring Knowcross’s  task-management and operations tools into the service industries UniFocus serves, such as the restaurant space. Beyond improving operational performance, operators in all industries served will be able to streamline health and safety and further ensure quality with integrated inspections while replacing and digitizing logbooks.

The Jones Day team was led by Ashley Gullett (Picture). 

IndusLaw’s team consisted of Kartik Ganapathy (Senior Partner), Saurav Kumar (Partner), Sourav Nath (Principal Associate), Neha Balodhi (Senior Associate) and Ritvika Thakur (Associate). 

The Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co. team was led by oopal Kulsrestha, Partner; Neelam Pathak, Principal Associate; Meghna Nachappa, Senior Associate; Akshra Pandey, Associate; Namrata Nayak, Associate; Radhika Goyal, Associate; and Ankit Gusain, Associate. The tax team was led by Abhay Sharma, Partner; and Priyanka Jain, Senior Associate. 

Involved fees earner: Neha Balodhi – IndusLaw; Kartik Ganapathy – IndusLaw; Saurav Kumar – IndusLaw; Sourav Nath – IndusLaw; Ritvika Thakur – IndusLaw; Ashley Gullett – Jones Day; Radhika Goyal – Shardul Amarchand & Mangaldas & Co.; Ankit Gusain – Shardul Amarchand & Mangaldas & Co.; Priyanka Jain – Shardul Amarchand & Mangaldas & Co.; Roopal Kulsrestha – Shardul Amarchand & Mangaldas & Co.; Meghna Nachappa – Shardul Amarchand & Mangaldas & Co.; Namrata Nayak – Shardul Amarchand & Mangaldas & Co.; Akshra Pandey – Shardul Amarchand & Mangaldas & Co.; Neelam Pathak – Shardul Amarchand & Mangaldas & Co.; Abhay Sharma – Shardul Amarchand & Mangaldas & Co.;

Law Firms: IndusLaw; Jones Day; Shardul Amarchand & Mangaldas & Co.;

Clients: Knowcross Solutions; The Riverside Company;

Author: Martina Bellini