RELX’s Acquisition of BehavioSec

Cravath, Swaine & Moore represented RELX in the transaction while Gunderson Dettmer represented BehavioSec.

LexisNexis® Risk Solutions, part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers, announced the acquisition of BehavioSec®, an advanced behavioral biometrics technology provider. Solutions from BehavioSec will become a part of the Business Services group within LexisNexis® Risk Solutions. 

BehavioSec was founded in Sweden in 2008 and operates in the U.S., Canada and EMEA, using its predictive behavioral biometrics solution that uses behavior analysis for continuous authentication to establish identity trust and help prevent fraud.

LexisNexis Risk Solutions harnesses the power of data and advanced analytics to provide insights that help businesses and governmental entities reduce risk and improve decisions to benefit people around the globe.

The Cravath team was led by partners Aaron M. Gruber (Picture) and Bethany A. Pfalzgraf and includes associates Ori Oren and Steven Wang on M&A matters; partner J. Leonard Teti II and senior attorney Andrew Carlon on tax matters; partners David J. Kappos and Sasha Rosenthal-Larrea on intellectual property matters; partner Eric W. Hilfers, senior attorney Sarah W. Colangelo, practice area attorney Arian Mossanenzadeh and associate Laura S. Lee on executive compensation and benefits matters; partner Matthew Morreale on environmental matters; of counsel Jesse M. Weiss on regulatory matters; and practice area attorney Brian M. Budnick and associates Karl Klackenberg and Michael Dominik Baenziger on real estate matters. Michael Pelle also worked on tax matters and Geoffrey Xiao also worked on intellectual property matters.

The Gunderson deal team was led by corporate partner Daniel Green and included corporate associates Damon Zhangchai, Mahfouz Basith, and Maurice Osei, M&A associate Matt Martinez, Tech/IP partners Aaron Fiske and Anna Westfelt and associates Frida Alim and Alice Lu, Tax/Fund partner Mark Foster and associate Sienna White, of counsel Craig Olshan and Executive Compensation associate Sofia Rattes, and Labor & Employment partner Natalie Pierce and associate Jeff Salomon. 

Involved fees earner: Michael Dominik Baenziger – Cravath Swaine & Moore; Brian Budnick – Cravath Swaine & Moore; Andrew Carlon – Cravath Swaine & Moore; Sarah Colangelo – Cravath Swaine & Moore; Aaron Gruber – Cravath Swaine & Moore; Eric Hilfers – Cravath Swaine & Moore; David Kappos – Cravath Swaine & Moore; Karl Klackenberg – Cravath Swaine & Moore; Laura Lee – Cravath Swaine & Moore; Matthew Morreale – Cravath Swaine & Moore; Arian Mossanenzadeh – Cravath Swaine & Moore; Ori Oren – Cravath Swaine & Moore; Michael Pelle – Cravath Swaine & Moore; Bethany Pfalzgraf – Cravath Swaine & Moore; Sasha Rosenthal-Larrea – Cravath Swaine & Moore; J. Leonard Teti II – Cravath Swaine & Moore; Steven Wang – Cravath Swaine & Moore; Jesse Weiss – Cravath Swaine & Moore; Frida Alim – Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian; Aaron Fiske – Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian; Mark Foster – Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian; Alice Fu-Yi Lu – Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian; Daniel Green – Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian; Matthew Martinez – Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian; Craig Olshan – Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian; Maurice Osei – Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian; Natalie Pierce – Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian; Sofia Rattes – Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian; Jeff Salomon – Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian; Anna Westfelt – Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian; Sienna White – Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian; Damon Zhangchai – Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian;

Law Firms: Cravath Swaine & Moore; Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian;

Clients: BehavioSec ®; RELX Group plc;