Colliers’ Investment in Versus Capital

Sidley advised Colliers on the deal.

Colliers (NASDAQ and TSX: CIGI) announced 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 (Picture), 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 and Matthew Kutner (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).

Involved fees earner: Ayo Badejo – Sidley Austin LLP; Justin Becker – Sidley Austin LLP; Christian Bennardo – Sidley Austin LLP; Laurin Blumenthal Kleiman – Sidley Austin LLP; Allen Braddock – Sidley Austin LLP; Maureen Crough – Sidley Austin LLP; James Donnelly – Sidley Austin LLP; Robert Garritano – Sidley Austin LLP; Scott Goldstein – Sidley Austin LLP; Michael Gordon – Sidley Austin LLP; Lauren Grau – Sidley Austin LLP; Nathan Greenblatt – Sidley Austin LLP; Paige Holden Montgomery – Sidley Austin LLP; Sasha Hondagneu-Messner – Sidley Austin LLP; Martin Jackson – Sidley Austin LLP; Dina Kang – Sidley Austin LLP; Cassandra Liu – Sidley Austin LLP; James Lowe – Sidley Austin LLP; Gregory Matisoff – Sidley Austin LLP; Elizabeth McCloy – Sidley Austin LLP; James Mendenhall – Sidley Austin LLP; Christian Molander-Barraza – Sidley Austin LLP; Ash Nagdev – Sidley Austin LLP; Will Otter – Sidley Austin LLP; Anna Remis – Sidley Austin LLP; Jamie Sadler – Sidley Austin LLP; Kristen Smith – Sidley Austin LLP; Kendra Smith – Sidley Austin LLP; Katie Sreenan – Sidley Austin LLP; James Weiss – Sidley Austin LLP; Eric Wolf – Sidley Austin LLP; David Zhao – Sidley Austin LLP;

Law Firms: Sidley Austin LLP;

Clients: Colliers International;

Martina Bellini

Author: Martina Bellini