GI Partners to Acquire and Merge Consilio and Advanced Discovery

April 11, 2018

Orange County -- Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, is representing GI Partners, a leading private equity firm, in connection with its acquisitions of Consilio and Advanced Discovery, two leading eDiscovery and risk management providers. GI Partners announced that it plans to combine the two businesses and, upon the completion of the transactions, the combined company will operate as the number two global leader in eDiscovery.  Paul Hastings is acting as legal advisor to GI Partners in connection with the transactions.

The Paul Hastings team is led by Corporate partner Brandon Howald and also includes Corporate partner Jason Rednour, Leveraged Finance partner Lindsay Sparks, Tax partner Ziemowit Smulkowski and Employment partners Dan Stellenberg and Eric Keller; Corporate counsel Jeremy Rocklage and Leveraged Finance counsel Seth Chandler; and associates Colby Gifford, Joe Swanson, Anna Twardy, Sam Ghaffarzadeh, Cameron Cotton and Alisa Lalana.

The combined company represents the fourth platform investment in GI Partners Fund V, a $2.8 billion fund raised in 2017. Paul Hastings has represented GI Partners in numerous transactions spanning over a decade.

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