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Sam Badawi Joins Ropes & Gray's 500-Lawyer New York Office

Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 8:50pm

NEW YORK, July 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Sam Badawi,a leading capital markets lawyer specializing in distressed transactions and financial restructurings, today joined Ropes & Gray's 500-lawyer New York office as a partner.

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  • NEW YORK, July 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Sam Badawi,a leading capital markets lawyer specializing in distressed transactions and financial restructurings, today joined Ropes & Gray's 500-lawyer New York office as a partner.
  • Sam enhances an elite team of the world's most established and seasoned private equity, capital solutions, leveraged finance and restructuring attorneys.
  • A capital markets lawyer by training, Sam has extensive experience in the securities laws and capital markets aspects of business restructuring and alternative capital transactions.
  • Add to that his reputation for being personable and innovative, and Sam is a great fit for both our clients and for Ropes & Gray."

ExtraHop Announces Completion of Acquisition by Bain Capital Private Equity and Crosspoint Capital Partners

Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 5:45pm

ExtraHop, the leader in cloud-native network detection and response, today announced the completion of its acquisition by Bain Capital Private Equity and Crosspoint Capital Partners.

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  • ExtraHop, the leader in cloud-native network detection and response, today announced the completion of its acquisition by Bain Capital Private Equity and Crosspoint Capital Partners.
  • Adding the resources, expertise, and financial support of Bain Capital Private Equity and Crosspoint Capital Partners will allow ExtraHop to extend our leadership in the network detection and response market and continue to innovate to help our customers stay ahead of the game."
  • Morgan Stanley & CO. LLC served as the financial advisor to Bain Capital Private Equity and Crosspoint Capital Partners, and Ropes & Gray LLP served as legal counsel.
  • Crosspoint Capital Partners is a private equity investment firm focused on the cybersecurity, privacy and infrastructure software markets.

The Hillman Group and Landcadia III Complete Business Combination, Combined Company Will Begin Trading on Nasdaq as “HLMN”

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 4:35pm

The Business Combination was approved at a special meeting of Landcadia III stockholders on July 13, 2021 and the combined company changed its name to Hillman Solutions Corp. (Hillman or the Company) on July 14, 2021.

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  • The Business Combination was approved at a special meeting of Landcadia III stockholders on July 13, 2021 and the combined company changed its name to Hillman Solutions Corp. (Hillman or the Company) on July 14, 2021.
  • Beginning on Thursday, July 15, 2021, Hillmans common stock and warrants will trade on Nasdaq under the ticker symbols HLMN and HLMNW, respectively.
  • Barclays and Jefferies acted as financial advisors to Hillman and Ropes & Gray LLP acted as legal advisor to Hillman.
  • Jefferies acted as capital markets advisor to Landcadia III and White & Case LLP acted as legal advisor to Landcadia III.

Leading Private Funds Lawyer Bryan Hunkele Joins Ropes & Gray's Asset Management Practice in New York

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 6:53pm

He is a strong addition to Ropes & Gray\'s asset management practice, which is known for its market leadership on cutting-edge, novel and complex work.

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  • He is a strong addition to Ropes & Gray\'s asset management practice, which is known for its market leadership on cutting-edge, novel and complex work.
  • With one of the largest and most sophisticated private funds practices in the industry, a hallmark of the firm is navigating the most complex issues for clients across the asset management industry.
  • Ropes & Gray is the only firm ranked nationally by Chambers USA 2020 in the top two bands for each of private investment funds, hedge funds, registered funds, and investor representation.
  • He is a fantastic fit for Ropes & Gray\'s leading asset management practice.

Comlinkdata Announces Recapitalization with Berkshire Partners

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 3:00pm

Comlinkdata, a leading data and analytics provider to the global telecom industry, today announced that it has entered into a recapitalization transaction with Berkshire Partners, a Boston-based investment firm.

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  • Comlinkdata, a leading data and analytics provider to the global telecom industry, today announced that it has entered into a recapitalization transaction with Berkshire Partners, a Boston-based investment firm.
  • This collaboration with Berkshire Partners comes at the right moment to help catalyze the next chapter of growth for Comlinkdata, said Dave Isenberg, Chief Executive Officer of Comlinkdata.
  • Comlinkdatas innovative market insights and network intelligence platforms help its customers make more timely data-driven decisions, said Larry Hamelsky, Managing Director of Berkshire Partners.
  • Ropes & Gray LLP and Covington & Burling LLP served as legal counsel to Berkshire Partners.

Private Equity Partners Anthony Norris and Christopher Rile to Join Sidley in New York

Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 7:23pm

Sidley Austin LLP is pleased to announce that Anthony Norris and Christopher Rile are joining the firm in New York as partners in its global M&A and Private Equity practice.

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  • Sidley Austin LLP is pleased to announce that Anthony Norris and Christopher Rile are joining the firm in New York as partners in its global M&A and Private Equity practice.
  • They join from Ropes & Gray LLP, where they have been longtime partners in the firms private equity transaction group.
  • Rile represent leading private equity sponsors on mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, joint ventures, preferred equity investments, securities offerings, and other significant transactions.
  • I am excited to join Sidley and its expanding private equity practice in New York, said Mr. Norris.

Ropes & Gray Strengthens Health Care Practice with Partner and Counsel Team Hire

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 7:51pm

SAN FRANCISCO, March 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Global law firm Ropes & Gray today announced that it is bolstering its industry-leading health care practice with the addition of two preeminent health care lawyers in California: Torrey McClary as a partner and Ranee Adipat as a counsel.

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  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Global law firm Ropes & Gray today announced that it is bolstering its industry-leading health care practice with the addition of two preeminent health care lawyers in California: Torrey McClary as a partner and Ranee Adipat as a counsel.
  • She focuses on representing health systems, clinically integrated networks, revenue cycle management companies, behavioral health companies and other health care entities.
  • Ropes & Gray stands alone in the depth of the health care practice we have built for complex transactions, regulatory, litigation and enforcement.
  • Their arrival and presence in California augment our capabilities on the West Coast and nationwide," said Deborah Gersh, partner and co-chair of Ropes & Gray health care practice.

Wilson Sonsini Adds Mark Bellomy in Boston to Expand Technology Transactions Practice

Monday, February 22, 2021 - 2:00pm

PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 22,2021 /PRNewswire/ --Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, the premier provider of legal services to technology, life sciences, and growth enterprises worldwide, announced today that Mark W. Bellomy has joined the firm's technology transactions practice as a partner in the Boston office, where he will focus on representing life sciences clients.

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  • PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 22,2021 /PRNewswire/ --Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, the premier provider of legal services to technology, life sciences, and growth enterprises worldwide, announced today that Mark W. Bellomy has joined the firm's technology transactions practice as a partner in the Boston office, where he will focus on representing life sciences clients.
  • The addition reflects the continuing growth of Wilson Sonsini's Boston office and rising demand for life sciences experience.
  • Bellomy has extensive experience representing companies in the life sciences, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, digital health, healthcare, medical technology, private equity, investment, and branded product industries.
  • Most recently, Bellomy was a partner in the IP transactions and life sciences groups in the Boston office of Ropes & Gray.

Ropes & Gray Bolsters Enforcement and Antitrust Teams

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 6:54pm

Brian Blais will advise our clients on white collar investigations; enforcement actions and investigations by civil regulators; internal investigations; and securities litigation.

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  • Brian Blais will advise our clients on white collar investigations; enforcement actions and investigations by civil regulators; internal investigations; and securities litigation.
  • Clients routinely seek out both skillsets, and he offers both," said Mark Popofsky, partner and chair of Ropes & Gray's antitrust group.
  • "The antitrust team at Ropes & Gray is an elite, creative and highly intellectual group, known for steering the most complex mergers and antitrust issues that come in front of the Antitrust Division and the FTC," Samer said.
  • Ropes & Gray is a preeminent global law firm with approximately 1,400 lawyers and legal professionals serving clients in major centers of business, finance, technology and government.

TPG and TA Associates Close on $1.6 Billion Planview Acquisition from Thoma Bravo

Friday, December 18, 2020 - 2:01pm

It is rewarding to reflect on all that weve accomplished, and Im confident about the companys great future in partnership with TPG Capital and TA Associates.

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  • It is rewarding to reflect on all that weve accomplished, and Im confident about the companys great future in partnership with TPG Capital and TA Associates.
  • On November 10, 2020, TPG Capital and TA Associates announced that they had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Planview for $1.6 billion.
  • Together with TPG Capital, TA Associates, and Thoma Bravo, Planview is poised to meet the needs of large enterprises as they transform strategy to delivery in todays fast-paced, highly disruptive markets.
  • Ropes & Gray served as legal counsel to TPG Capital, and Goodwin Procter served as legal counsel to TA Associates.