GTCR’s Acquisition of Cisive

Latham & Watkins represented GTCR in the transaction, while Willkie Farr & Gallagher represented Cisive.

GTCR, a leading private equity firm, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Cisive.

Cisive, headquartered in Holtsville, New York, is a leading background screening provider focused on providing high value employee background screens and industry-specific data services to highly regulated, risk-sensitive industries. Cisive has long-term relationships with a diverse base of blue-chip enterprise clients across healthcare, financial services, transportation, and other regulated industries.

Founded in 1980, GTCR is a leading private equity firm focused on investing in growth companies in the Financial Services & Technology, Healthcare, Technology, Media & Telecommunications and Growth Business Services industries. 

Latham & Watkins represented GTCR in the transaction with a corporate deal team led by Chicago partners Bradley Faris (Picture) and Jason Morelli, with associates Megan Staub, Ariel Cho, Cyerra McGowan, and Jack DeMeulenaere. Advice was also provided on tax matters by New York partner David Raab, with associate Eric Kamerman; on executive compensation, employment and benefits matters by New York partner Bradd Williamson, Chicago partner Nineveh Alkhas, and Chicago counsel Sandhya Chandrasekhar, with associates Max Raskin and Laura Waller; on intellectual property matters by New York partner Jeffrey Tochner and New York counsel Carrie Girgenti, with associate Dewey Kang; on data privacy matters by Bay Area counsel Robert Blamires, with associates Adriana Beach, Jane Bentham, and Lorenzo Meusburger; on FCPA matters by London partner Nathan Seltzer, with associate Christopher Ting; on compliance, export controls and trade sanctions matters by Washington, D.C. counsel Kyle Jefcoat, with associates Allison Hugi and Andrew Galdes; on real estate matters by Chicago partner Robert Buday, with associates Dustin Paige and Shenu Reddy; on finance matters by Washington, D.C. partners Jennifer Van Driesen and Benjamin Berman, with associate James Kachadoorian; on antitrust matters by San Diego and Bay Area partner Hanno Kaiser and Washington, D.C. counsels Patrick English and Peter Todaro, with associate Charles Sprague; and on insurance matters by Los Angeles partner Drew Levin, with associate Harrison White.

The Willkie team was led by partners Matthew Rizzo and Eric Halperin, and included law clerks Charise Patterson and Mihajlo Gasic and associate Luisa Davis.

Involved fees earner: Nineveh Alkhas – Latham & Watkins; Adriana Beach – Latham & Watkins; Jane Bentham – Latham & Watkins; Benjamin Berman – Latham & Watkins; Robert Blamires – Latham & Watkins; Robert Buday – Latham & Watkins; Sandhya Chandrasekhar – Latham & Watkins; Young Woo Cho – Latham & Watkins; Jack DeMeulenaere – Latham & Watkins; Patrick English – Latham & Watkins; Bradley Faris – Latham & Watkins; Andrew Galdes – Latham & Watkins; Carrie Girgenti – Latham & Watkins; Allison Hugi – Latham & Watkins; Kyle Jefcoat – Latham & Watkins; James Kachadoorian – Latham & Watkins; Hanno Kaiser – Latham & Watkins; Eric Kamerman – Latham & Watkins; Dewey Kang – Latham & Watkins; Drew Levin – Latham & Watkins; Lorenzo Meusburger – Latham & Watkins; Jason Morelli – Latham & Watkins; Dustin Paige – Latham & Watkins; David Raab – Latham & Watkins; Max Raskin – Latham & Watkins; Nathan Seltzer – Latham & Watkins; Charles Sprague – Latham & Watkins; Megan Staub – Latham & Watkins; Christopher Ting – Latham & Watkins; Jeffrey Tochner – Latham & Watkins; Peter Todaro – Latham & Watkins; Jennifer Van Driesen – Latham & Watkins; Laura Waller – Latham & Watkins; Harrison White – Latham & Watkins; Bradd Williamson – Latham & Watkins; Luisa Davis – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Eric Halperin – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Matthew Rizzo – Willkie Farr & Gallagher;

Law Firms: Latham & Watkins; Willkie Farr & Gallagher;

Clients: Cisive; GTCR;