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Ropes & Gray Advises Kohlberg & Company on Acquisition of CIBT Global

Ropes & Gray represented Kohlberg & Company, L.L.C. (Kohlberg) in its acquisition of CIBT Global, Inc., a leading global provider of travel visa and immigration services to corporations, travel management companies, and individuals. The transaction was announced on June 1. Additional details were not disclosed.

Kohlberg is a leading private equity firm headquartered in New York. Since its inception in 1987, Kohlberg has organized eight private equity funds, through which it has raised $7.5 billion of committed equity capital. Over its nearly 30-year history, Kohlberg has completed 70 platform investments and over 150 add-on acquisitions, with an aggregate transaction value in excess of $10 billion.

The deal team was led by private equity transactions partner Christopher Rile (New York) and included finance partner Steven Rutkovsky (New York), tax & benefits partners Jennifer Rikoski and Eric Elfman (both of Boston), labor & employment partner Megan Bisk (Boston), litigation partner Peter Welsh (Boston), private equity transactions counsel Christopher Parsons (New York), labor & employment counsel Jenny Cooper (Boston), antitrust counsel Deidre Johnson (Boston), finance associate Ethan Scheinberg, corporate associates Elizabeth Langton and Paul White (all of New York), real estate associates Jo Greaves, and Katherine Hyland (all of Boston), labor & employment associate Nina Ngo (San Francisco), government enforcement associate Kurt Fowler (both of Chicago), tax associate Michael Mendelevich (Boston), IP transactions associates Michael Kurzer and Giancarlo Lee (both of New York), litigation associates Kevin Walsh (New York) and Andrew Walsh (Boston), corporate paralegals June Hudson (New York) and Trinidad Reyes (both of New York), and finance paralegal Amy Chappel (Boston).

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