Sidley is representing Colliers (NASDAQ and TSX: CIGI) in its investment in Versus Capital (“Versus”), a U.S. alternative real asset management firm with approximately US$6.0 billion of assets under management. Pursuant to this transaction, Colliers will acquire a 75% ownership interest in Versus, with the balance being retained by Versus’ co-founders and senior leadership team who will continue to lead the business under Colliers’ perpetual partnership model that provides long-term alignment and stability for investors. Colliers is a leading diversified professional services and investment management company with operations in 62 countries.
The Sidley team was led by M&A partner Michael Gordon, Private Equity partner Ayo Badejo, and Investment Funds partner Laurie Kleiman, as well as M&A senior managing associate David Zhao. The team also included: Robert Garritano, Rebecca Keevers, Christian Bennardo, James Donnelly, Louis Jennings, and Max Xiao (Corporate); Nathan Greene, Matthew Kutner, and Margaret Foster (Investment Funds); Kristen Smith and Kendra Smith (Global Finance); Elizabeth McCloy and Will Otter (Real Estate); Dominique Gallego, John Schaff and Christian Molander-Barraza (Tax); Lauren Grau, Anna Remis, and Dina Kang (Technology and Life Sciences Transactions); Ash Nagdev and Sasha Hondagneu-Messner (Privacy and Cybersecurity); Eric Wolf, Gregory Matisoff, and Ryan McLeod (Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation); James Weiss and Katie Sreenan (Labor, Employment and Immigration); James Lowe and Jamie Sadler (Antitrust); Martin Jackson, James Mendenhall, and Justin Becker (Global Arbitration, Trade and Advocacy); Maureen Crough and Allen Braddock (Environmental); Scott Goldstein (Insurance); and Paige Holden Montgomery and Cassandra Liu (Litigation).