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Ropes & Gray Represents Aquiline Capital Partners in its Purchase of Aon’s U.S. Retirement Business

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Ropes & Gray represented Aquiline Capital Partners in the acquisition of Aon plc.’s U.S. retirement business. Separately, Aon sold its Aon Retiree Health exchange to Alight. The two deals combined for total gross considerations of $1.4 billion. The transactions were announced on June 3. The press release is here.

The transactions address certain questions raised by the U.S. Department of Justice in relation to the agreed merger of Aon and Willis Towers Watson.

Aquiline is a private investment firm based in New York and London investing in businesses across financial services and technology, business services and healthcare. The firm had $6.4 billion in assets under management as of March 31, 2021.

The team advising Aquiline was led by private equity partners Scott Abramowitz and Daniel Evans, and included private equity associate Samuel Levitt, finance partners Stefanie Birkmann and Andrea Hwang, IP transactions partner Violetta Kokolus (all of New York), litigation & enforcement partner Michael McFalls (Washington D.C.), employment, executive compensation & benefits partner David Kirchner and real estate partner Alison Rundlett (both of Boston).

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