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Ropes & Gray Represents Kohlberg & Company in Deal to Acquire MarketCast

Practices: Private Equity, Finance, Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits, Tax, Intellectual Property Transactions

Ropes & Gray advised Kohlberg & Company in its definitive agreement to acquire the ownership interest in MarketCast from RLJ Equity Partners, LLC and State Street Global Advisors. Los Angeles-based MarketCast is a leading provider of market research services and data analytics to the entertainment industry. The deal was announced Oct. 25 and is expected to close in November. Additional terms were not disclosed.

The Ropes & Gray team was led by private equity partner Christopher Rile (New York) that included finance partner Steven Rutkovsky (New York), benefits partner Loretta Richard (Boston), tax partner Eric Elfprivate man (Boston), intellectual property transactions partner David McIntosh (Boston), business & securities litigation partner Peter Welsh (Boston), equity associate Todd Kornreich (New York), benefits associate Sarah Reilly (Boston), business & securities litigation senior associate Steven Kaye (Boston), and corporate associate Jessica Cooney (New York).

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