Ropes & Gray Advises GHO Capital in its Acquisition of Validant
Ropes & Gray advised GHO Capital in its acquisition of Validant, a leading quality, compliance and regulatory affairs consulting firm. The transaction was announced on Dec. 20.
Validant, founded in 2005 with offices in Europe and North America, provides specialist consulting services, to a broad range of clients across the biotech, pharma and medtech sectors. The company has advised 20 of the top 30 Global Pharmaceutical firms, 25 of the top 30 Medical Device firms, and 7 of the top 10 Biotechnology firms globally.
The Ropes & Gray team was led by private equity partners Neill Jakobe and Tim Castelli, finance partners Malcolm Hitching and Alexander Zeltser, tax partner Elaine Murphy, health care partner Deborah Gersh, benefits partner Loretta Richard, life sciences partner Gregory Levine and associates Andrew Pomranke, Jen Cormier, Pinar Celebi and Jacob Bennett.