The Week at Ropes & Gray: Capital Insights Launch; Two Private Equity Deals for Bain Capital; Law360 MVPs

In The News
December 16, 2016

Weekly highlights of what’s happening at Ropes & Gray:

  • With the election of Donald J. Trump, the U.S. regulatory landscape is likely to face significant—even historic—change.  To help companies effectively prepare and plan, Ropes & Gray developed Capital Insights, a hub for our latest legal perspectives on the many regulatory developments expected when the new administration assumes leadership. The site’s timely and comprehensive content—including articles, webinars, videos and podcasts on topics including FDA regulation, health care, investment management and tax—helps our clients identify and stay ahead of industry trends, changes in the law and potential issues impacting their businesses. For starters:
    • Partners in the firm’s FDA regulatory practice also recorded a podcast discussing some key implications of the Act for biopharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers. The podcast is the first in a series from Capital Insights, so stay tuned for additional episodes in the coming weeks.
  • Ropes & Gray steered two deals this week for Bain Capital; in the first, a Hong Kong-led deal team advised Bain in its acquisition of Camp Australia, a leading provider of before- and after-school care programs in Australia, which marked the latest addition to the private equity firm’s education portfolio. In the second, Bain agreed to acquire Innocor, a leading designer and manufacturer of advanced foam products used in mattresses, pillows and mattress toppers.
  • Finally, two Ropes & Gray partners were recognized among an “elite slate of attorneys” chosen as Law360 2016 MVPs. For a remarkable fifth straight year, privacy & data security partner Douglas Meal was named a “Privacy MVP” for his work advising major companies like Target, Neiman Marcus, The Home Depot, and Wyndham Hotels on some of the most highly publicized data security breaches in recent years. And business restructuring partner Gregg Galardi was named a “Bankruptcy MVP” for his key role in Ropes & Gray’s representation of Gawker Media in Chapter 11 proceedings, among other significant bankruptcy and restructuring matters.