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GI Partners Completes Acquisitions of Cord Blood Registry and California Cryobank

Orange County -- Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that it represented GI Partners, a leading private equity firm, in connection with the previously announced acquisitions of California Cryobank, the world's premier donor sperm and egg bank, and Cord Blood Registry, the world's largest stem cell collection and storage company.  The combined company, which will operate under the California Cryobank Life Sciences name, is the leading player in the stem cell storage and reproductive tissue services markets.

The Paul Hastings team was led by Corporate partner Brandon Howald and also included Corporate partner Jason Rednour, Leveraged Finance partner Lindsay Sparks and Tax partner Ziemowit Smulkowski; Corporate of counsel Jeremy Rocklage; and associates Joe Swanson, Sam Ghaffarzadeh, Stan Kalminsky and law clerk Justin Montis.

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