Ropes & Gray advised Audax Private Equity, a leading alternative investment manager, on its acquisition of Kofile, Inc., the largest provider of information management and access systems solutions to U.S. government agencies. Financial terms were not disclosed. The transaction was announced on February 5. The press release is here.
Founded in 2009, Kofile provides restoration, preservation, and digitization services for critical government records, as well as cloud-native software solutions for digital records management and citizen engagement. Audax Private Equity has invested over $5 billion in more than 130 platforms and over 825 add-on companies, and is currently investing out of its $3.5 billion, sixth private equity fund.
The Ropes & Gray team that advised Audax was led by private equity partners Kendrick Chow and finance partner Michael Lee, and included private equity associate Michael Palermo and corporate associate Catherine Caputo Harrigan (all of Boston) as well as IP transactions counsel Thomas Burke (New York), labor & employment partner Megan Bisk (Boston), tax partner Josh Lichtenstein (New York), litigation & enforcement partner Thomas Brown (New York) and real estate partner Peter Alpert (Boston).
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