Sidley is representing HighVista Strategies LLC, an alternative asset manager investing in private and public markets, in their agreement to acquire the US$4 billion U.S. private markets business of Abrdn Inc. This strategic addition allows the Boston-based manager to expand its team and investment capabilities in specialized markets. The deal is expected to close later this year.
The Sidley team is led by Ian Helmuth (M&A), Joseph Schwartz (Investment Funds), Kelly Dybala (Private Equity), and Liz Fries (Investment Funds), and includes Stacy Crosnicker (Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation), Kyle Barnett (Technology and Life Sciences Transactions), Noam Waltuch (Tax), Eric Hoffman (Commercial Litigation and Disputes), Sean Damm (Global Finance), Adam Nelson (Global Finance), Jonathan Westreich (Tax), Jennifer Wiltse (Investment Funds), Spencer Lee (M&A), Sarah Recktenwald (Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation), Kyle Gromann (Global Finance), Peter Riley (M&A), and Jahanzeb Jahania (Corporate Governance).
Additional details may be found in HighVista’s press release.