Sidley recently represented Excolere Equity Partners (“Excolere”), a leading buyout investor in the education and human capital management sectors, in its strategic partnership with GCM Grosvenor’s Elevate (NASDAQ: GCMG) strategy. GCM Grosvenor is a global alternative asset management solutions provider with approximately US$76 billion in AUM. Excolere’s partnership with GCM Grosvenor will allow it to hire top talent and launch with top-notch operational infrastructure. The deal is aimed at helping to grow and enhance the impact of companies amid transformation in the education and human capital management sectors.
The Sidley team is led by Patrick Michel (Investment Funds), Ayo Badejo (Private Equity), Rob Garritano (M&A), and Thomas Kopko (Investment Funds), and includes David Kreisler (Investment Funds), Joseph Paral (Tax), Scott Pollock (Tax), Kevin Pryor (Tax Controversy), Joseph Schwartz (Investment Funds), Noam Waltuch (Tax), Shelley Azizi (Investment Funds), Chuck Daly (Investment Funds), Arash Dashtgard (Banking and Financial Services), Henry Dickinson (M&A), Robert Hardy (Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation), Eric Hoffman (Labor, Employment and Immigration), Andy Lau (Tax), Jacob Sitto (Investment Funds), Andrew Smith (Tax), Naphtalie Ukiri (Investment Funds), and Jess Ward-Zinski (Banking and Financial Services).