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Ropes & Gray Advises Ensono on Acquisition of IT Services Provider Attenda

Practices: Private Equity, Tax, Finance, European Private Equity

Ropes & Gray represented Ensono in its acquisition of Attenda, a leading U.K.-based pure-play provider of critical applications and hybrid IT managed services. 

Headquartered in greater Chicago, Ill., Ensono is a leading provider of progressive IT solutions that helps organizations operate and optimize their IT infrastructure. The addition of Attenda will extend Ensono’s reach to support its clients’ global operations, and strengthens its offerings across public cloud, dedicated infrastructure and mainframe to meet the demands of its growing global client base.

The transaction was announced Sept. 13.

The London-based Ropes & Gray team, led by private equity partner Philip Sanderson, advised Ensono on the acquisition of Attenda, while Goodwin Procter advised Ensono on financing for the acquisition. Attenda was represented by Travers Smith.

Philip Sanderson said, “The technology sector continues to be active in mergers and acquisitions as tech firms take advantage of opportunities to offer greater value to companies looking to transform themselves digitally. We are privileged to have represented Ensono on its cross-border deal with Attenda.”

The Ropes & Gray team also included private equity partner Will Rosen, tax partner Brenda Coleman, private equity associates Elizabeth Todd and Shona Ha and tax associate Andrew Douglas.

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