First Student’s Acquisition of Apple Bus Company

Simpson Thacher represented First Student on the deal.

First Student, a portfolio company of EQT, proposed the acquisition of Apple Bus Company, a Missouri-based provider of student and charter transportation services. The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals.

Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, First Student is the largest student transportation service provider in North America, providing more than 900 million student journeys a year to approximately 1,000 school districts.

The Simpson Thacher team includes Naveed Anwar (Picture), Michael T. Holick, William Perrone, Sydney Mark and Omar Kanjwal (M&A); Jeannine McSweeney and Hannah Daniels (Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits); Jonathan Goldstein and Scott Grundei (Tax); Eli Isak and Dorothy Anne Hector (Credit); Genevieve Dorment and Bobbie Burrows (Intellectual Property); and Krista McManus and Dennis Loiacono (Real Estate).

Involved fees earner: Naveed Anwar – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Bobbie Burrows – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Hannah Daniels – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Genevieve Dorment – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Jonathan Goldstein – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Scott Grundei – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Dorothy Hector – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Michael Holick – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Eli Isak – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Omar Kanjwal – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Dennis Loiacono – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Sydney Mark – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Krista McManus – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Jeannine McSweeney – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; William Perrone – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;

Law Firms: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;

Clients: First Student;

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Author: Youness Semri