Sidley represented EQT Partners Inc. (EQT) in connection with the merger of its portfolio company, FocusVision, with Confirmit, a portfolio company of Verdane. The combined company will provide a one-stop-shop of complementary software solutions and offer greater benefits to existing and new customers. EQT is a purpose-driven global investment organization with more than €75 billion in raised capital and over €46 billion in assets under management across 16 active funds. FocusVision offers the most comprehensive suite of experience insights software solutions ̶ including advanced survey, online interview and focus groups, and online qualitative research community solutions.
The Sidley deal team was led by Private Equity partners Brien Wassner and Adam Runcorn and included partners Laura Barzilai (Tax), Jennifer Coplan (Technology and IP Transactions), Oliver Currall (Tax), Angela Fontana (Global Finance), Björn Holland (Private Equity), Karen Kazmerzak (Antitrust), Kristina Nordlander (Antitrust), Alan Raul (Privacy and Cybersecurity), and Benjamin Rosemergy (Employee Benefits); counsel Lauren Grau (Technology and IP Transactions); senior associates Vishnu Shankar (Privacy and Cybersecurity) and Ellen Thomson (Antitrust); and associates Shay Banerjee (Privacy and Cybersecurity), Andrew Cebula (M&A), Cyril Cutinha (Private Equity), Lauren Cuyvers (Food, Drug and Medical Device Compliance and Enforcement), Sean Damm (Global Finance), Summer Danzeisen (Technology and IP Transactions), Robert Charles Davidson (Global Finance), Riley Kelleher (M&A), Ryan Kelly (Tax), Thomas Komanek (Private Equity), Amanda Norton (Antitrust), Karim Pirani (Employee Benefits), Daniel Pruze (M&A), Anna Razzaio (M&A), Maximilian Schröter (Private Equity), and Isaac Wall (M&A).