The Week at Ropes & Gray: Four Complex Transactions; Our M&A Practice Recaps Recent Trends and Legal Decisions; IFLR and The Times of London Recognize Firm Practices; Writing Boot Camp Helps High School Seniors Apply to College

In The News
November 9, 2018

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

  • Several clients announced complex transactions:
    • American Industrial Partners will acquire Current, a provider of energy solutions, from General Electric. Ropes & Gray represented American Industrial Partners in the transaction.
    • Avista Capital Partners will acquire G&W Laboratories, Inc.’s topicals and dermatology business unit. Ropes & Gray represented Avista Capital Partners in the transaction.
    • Intersections Inc., a theft protection and privacy services company, and WC SACD One Parent, Inc., a new joint venture entity formed by General Catalyst, iSubscribed and WndrCo, have entered into a merger agreement for WC SACD’s acquisition of Intersections. Ropes & Gray is representing General Catalyst in the transaction.
    • VSS-Southern Theatres, LLC announced the sale of New Orleans-based Movie Tavern. Ropes & Gray advised VSS-Southern Theatres on the transaction.
  • In the latest issue of the Ropes Recap, a report on M&A news, trends and legal decisions, our lawyers summarize developments around the world from the third quarter of 2018. This edition covers a variety of issues, including a Delaware court’s decision about material adverse effect, the potential impact of a minority investor’s abuse of consent rights, and the impact of the #MeToo movement on mergers and acquisitions, among other topics.
  • In the 2019 edition of IFLR1000, an annual guide to the world’s leading financial and corporate law firms, Ropes & Gray was recognized in 36 categories across Asia, the United Kingdom and the United States. Additionally, 88 lawyers were recognized as leaders in their respective practice areas.
  • The Times of London featured Ropes & Gray on its inaugural list of the “Best Law Firms” for 2019. The firm was also commended for its financial crime & fraud & regulatory capabilities in the United Kingdom.
  • Ropes & Gray and 826 Boston, a local nonprofit youth writing and publishing organization, hosted a “College Essay Boot Camp” for high school seniors. Attorneys and support team professionals worked one-on-one with students to help them develop their college essays, and served on a panel to answer students’ questions.
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Ropes & Gray benefits principal Harvey Cotton (center) and 826 Boston associate development director Jenna Leschuk (left) and education director April Bo Wang (right) share published books written by some of 826 Boston’s young authors.