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Ropes & Gray Advises CIVC Partners in Investment in 829 Studios

Practices: Private Equity, Finance, Employment, Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits, Intellectual Property Transactions, Litigation, Government Enforcement / White Collar Criminal Defense, Tax

Ropes & Gray advised CIVC Partners, L.P. in its investment in 829 Studios, a Boston-based marketing services firm that provides integrated, data-driven digital services to clients across B2C and B2B verticals. Since its founding in 2007, 829 has established itself as one of the industry’s fastest growing digital marketing companies. Terms of the transaction, announced on Sept. 14, were not disclosed. The press release is here.

CIVC Partners is a Chicago-based middle market private equity firm focused on investments in the business services sector. Since 1989, CIVC has invested $1.9 billion in 71 platform companies and currently invests from CIVC Partners Fund VI.

The Ropes & Gray team that advised CIVC was led by private equity partner Matthew Richards (Chicago), and included tax partners Aaron Harsh and Amanda Holt (both of Boston), finance partner Alexander Zeltser (New York), employee, executive compensation & benefits partners Matthew Jones (Chicago) and Megan Bisk (Boston), intellectual property transactions partner Violetta Kokolus (New York), litigation & enforcement counsel Steven Kaye (Boston), private equity associates Marjorie Mygrants and Steven Mikel (both of Chicago), tax associate Brian Harris (New York), debt associates Jeffrey Lang and Allison Houston (both of New York), and employee, executive compensation & benefits associate Sean Smith (Boston).

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