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MTY Food Group to buy Papa Murphy’s for $190 mln

MTY Food Group said April 11 that it agreed to buy Papa Murphy’s Holdings Inc for $6.45 a share or about $190 million. Papa Murphy’s is a franchisor and operator of the Take ‘n’ Bake pizza brand and one of the largest pizza chains in the United States, that sells fresh, hand-crafted pizzas ready for customers to bake at home. Lee Equity Partners LLC took Papa Murphy’s went public in 2014. PRESS RELEASE MONTREAL, April 11, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ – MTY Food Group Inc. (“MTY”) (TSX: MTY) and Papa Murphy...
Tags: US, Toronto, Trends, Canada, United States, United Arab Emirates, M&a, SEC, North America, Montreal, Securities And Exchange Commission, Company, Murphy, EBITDA, U S Securities and Exchange Commission, Maurice Hines


Audax invests in Astute Inc

Audax Private Equity has made an investment in Columbus, Ohio-based Astute Inc, a provider of AI-driven customer engagement, digital self-service, and first-party consumer data management software. No financial terms were disclosed. Lazard was financial adviser to Astute on the deal with Perkins Coie LLP serving as legal counsel. And, Ropes & Gray LLP provided counsel to Audax. PRESS RELEASE BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Audax Private Equity (“Audax”) today announced it has made an investment in Astute...
Tags: Europe, Boston, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, North America, Columbus, Lazard, Ray, COLUMBUS Ohio, Ropes Gray LLP, Boston New York, Audax Private Equity, Perkins Coie LLP, Audax, PE Deals


Pacira to acquire VC-backed MyoScience

Pacira Pharmaceuticals Inc has agreed to acquire MyoScience, a medical tech company. Pacira will make an initial payment of $120 million with an additional $100 million contingent upon the fulfillment of certain milestones. MyoScience’s backers include Accuitive Medical Ventures, American Equities Overseas, DeNovo Ventures, Nexus Medical Partners, Valiance and Sobera Capital. PRESS RELEASE PARSIPPANY, N.J. and FREMONT, Calif., March 05, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Paci...
Tags: Trends, United States, Healthcare, M&a, Fda, Johnson Johnson, Pacira Pharmaceuticals Inc, Pacira, Perkins Coie LLP, Silicon Valley California, Latham Watkins LLP, PCRX, Exparel, MyoScience Inc, Pacira MyoScience, Dave Stack


Patently-O Bits and Bytes by Juvan Bonni

Recent Headlines in the IP World: Alexandre Tanzi: U.S. and Canada Make Strides in Bloomberg 2019 Innovation Index (Source: Bloomberg) Iqra Farooq: Computer Program That Could Bypass Patents to Produce Synthetic Drugs (Source: European Pharmaceutical Review)  Atty. Arthur W. Coviello, Atty. Richard Goldenberg, and Atty. William G. McElwain: United States: Federal Circuit Patent Update (Source: Mondaq) Collin Woodard: Patent Application Hints At All-Wheel-Drive Ford Mustang Hybrid (Source: Mo...
Tags: Law, China, Canada, United States, Patent, Phoenix, Financial Post, Perkins Coie LLP, Christopher Reynolds, Peter Finnie, Colleen V Chien, Bits and Bytes, Juvan Bonni, Alexandre Tanzi, Bloomberg Iqra Farooq, European Pharmaceutical Review


Thoma Bravo to buy Aucerna

Thoma Bravo LLC said Feb. 7 that it agreed to buy Aucerna. Financial terms weren’t announced. Aucerna provides integrated planning, execution and reserves services for the energy industry. PRESS RELEASE SAN FRANCISCO and CALGARY, Alberta, Feb. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Thoma Bravo, LLC, a leading private equity investment firm, today announced that it has agreed to acquire Aucerna, the energy industry’s leading provider of solutions for integrated planning, execution and reserves. The transaction i...
Tags: San Francisco, Trends, Chicago, Calgary, Wayne, Perkins Coie LLP, Thoma Bravo LLC, Thoma Bravo, PE Deals, Pagemill Partners, Goldman Sachs Co LLC, Scott Crabill, SonicWall Sparta Systems TravelClick, Energy/Power, Aucerna, Aucerna Financial


Has the fight over privacy changed at all in 2019?

Few issues divide the tech community quite like privacy. Much of Silicon Valley’s wealth has been built on data-driven advertising platforms, and yet, there remain constant concerns about the invasiveness of those platforms. Such concerns have intensified in just the last few weeks as France’s privacy regulator placed a record fine on Google under Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules which the company now plans to appeal. Yet with global platform usage and service sales conti...
Tags: Apple, Google, Security, Startups, TC, Cloud, Facebook, Ecommerce, Europe, Florida, New York, Enterprise, Privacy, Advertising Tech, Congress, California


Seyfarth Shaw hires former Magic Leap general counsel Mark Albert

Seyfarth Shaw LLP hired Mark Albert to the corporate department in Chicago. Albert most recently worked as general counsel of Magic Leap, a tech company building a computing platform. Before, Albert was a corporate partner at Perkins Coie LLP and a founding member of its Palo Alto office. Press Release Seyfarth Shaw LLP announced today the arrival of partner Mark S. Albert to the Corporate department in Chicago. Albert recently served as general counsel of Magic Leap Inc., a technology company b...
Tags: Trends, People, Palo Alto, Chicago, Magic Leap, Mark, Albert, Seyfarth Shaw, University of Illinois College of Law, Seyfarth, Perkins Coie LLP, Magic Leap Inc, Amanda Sonneborn, Cory Hirsch, Mark Albert, Press Release Seyfarth Shaw LLP


Nixon Peabody beefs up corporate practice with new hire

Law firm Nixon Peabody has hired Lior Zorea as a partner to its national corporate practice. Based in the San Francisco office, Zorea represents emerging growth companies and venture capital funds. Previously, he worked at Perkins Coie LLP. PRESS RELEASE San Francisco, CA. Lior Zorea, an experienced, well-regarded emerging growth companies, venture capital and mergers and acquisitions partner, has joined global Top 100 law firm Nixon Peabody’s national corporate practice as part of a strategic m...
Tags: California, San Francisco, Trends, People, David, West Coast, Bay Area, Yale University, Lior, University of Michigan Law School, Perkins Coie, Perkins Coie LLP, Nixon Peabody, Lior Zorea, Zorea, David Martland


Copley invests in Leadpoint

Copley Equity Partners has made an investment in Phoenix-based Leadpoint Business Services, a provider of high-performance work teams. No financial terms were disclosed. Ernst & Young served as financial adviser to Copley Equity Partners on the transaction while RSM LLP did likewise for Leadpoint Business Services. PRESS RELEASE PHOENIX & DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Copley Equity Partners, a private investment firm, today announced that it has completed a minority investment in Leadpoint Business Ser...
Tags: America, Trends, Denver, Coo, Cfo, Frank, Phoenix, Copley, Diana Ramirez, Ernst Young, Perkins Coie LLP, Andy Miller, Len Christopher, PE Deals, Fennemore Craig, Copley Equity Partners


Copey invests in Leadpoint

Copley Equity Partners has made an investment in Phoenix-based Leadpoint Business Services, a provider of high-performance work teams. No financial terms were disclosed. Ernst & Young served as financial adviser to Copley Equity Partners on the transaction while RSM LLP did likewise for Leadpoint Business Services. PRESS RELEASE PHOENIX & DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Copley Equity Partners, a private investment firm, today announced that it has completed a minority investment in Leadpoint Business Ser...
Tags: America, Trends, Denver, Coo, Cfo, Frank, Phoenix, Copley, Diana Ramirez, Ernst Young, Perkins Coie LLP, Andy Miller, Len Christopher, PE Deals, Fennemore Craig, Copley Equity Partners


KKR to buy GeoStabilization International

KKR has agreed to buy GeoStabilization International. Financial terms weren’t announced. CAI Capital Partners is the seller. GeoStabilization International provides landslide repair and rockfall mitigation services in the United States and Canada. PRESS RELEASE COMMERCE CITY, Colo. & NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov. 19, 2018– Global investment firm KKR has entered into an agreement to acquire GeoStabilization International® (“GSI” or the “Company”), a leading provider of geotechnical maintenance se...
Tags: New York, Trends, Canada, United States, Vancouver, North America, KKR, Company, William Blair, Cai, GSI, Colby, Perkins Coie LLP, UBS Securities LLC, PE Deals, KKR KKR


Potomac Equity sells Orion to One Equity

One Equity Partners has acquired Orion Systems Integrators LLC from Potomac Equity Partners LLC. No financial terms were disclosed. New Jersey-based Orion is a technology solutions and services provider. PRESS RELEASE WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Potomac Equity Partners, LLC (“Potomac Equity”), a Washington, D.C.-based investment firm with extensive experience investing in the technology sector, today announced the sale of its portfolio company Orion Systems Integrators, LLC (“Orion”), a rapidly g...
Tags: Washington, India, Trends, New Jersey, Orion, Fortune, The Company, IRR, John Bates, Perkins Coie LLP, PE Deals, Equity Partners, MOIC, William Blair Co, Potomac Equity Partners, Raj Patil


Potomac Equity makes 7.5x on Orion Systems sale

Potomac Equity Partners LLC said Oct. 22 that it sold Orion Systems Integrators LLC to One Equity Partners. Orion Systems, of Edison, New Jersey, provides IT services to Fortune 1,000 and other enterprise clients. Potomac said it make 7.5x its invested capital with the sale, which generated a 74 percent IRR for investors. William Blair advised Orion while Perkins Coie LLP served as legal counsel. PRESS RELEASE WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Potomac Equity Partners, LLC (“Potomac Equity”), a Washingt...
Tags: Washington, India, Trends, New Jersey, Orion, Fortune, Potomac, The Company, William Blair, IRR, John Bates, Edison New Jersey, Perkins Coie LLP, PE Deals, MOIC, William Blair Co


Eden Capital buys Tour de Force

Eden Capital has acquired Findlay, Ohio-based Tour de Force, a provider of customer relationship management, sales force automation, business intelligence and business process optimization software solutions. No financial terms were disclosed. Perkins Coie LLP served as legal adviser to Eden while Elm Park Capital provided debt financing for the transaction. PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK – October 11, 2018 – Eden Capital (“Eden”) announced today that it has acquired Tour de Force Inc. (“Tour de Force”)...
Tags: New York, Trends, ERP, Eden, Sherpa, Findlay Ohio, Perkins Coie LLP, PE Deals, Matt Hartman, Eden Capital, Elm Park Capital, Tour de Force Inc, Tour de Force, Findlay OH Tour de Force, Dina Said, Eden Elm Park Capital


GTCR-backed MBI closes Northland acquisition

Mega Broadband Investments LLC, a portfolio company of GTCR, has closed its previously announced acquisition of Seattle-based Northland Communications, a provider of high-speed data, television and voice services to residential and business subscribers in rural markets in the Southeast, Texas, and the Northwest. No financial terms were disclosed. Kirkland & Ellis LLP provided legal counsel to GTCR with PricewaterhouseCoopers serving as accounting adviser. And, Perkins Coie LLP provided legal cou...
Tags: Trends, Chicago, M&a, Seattle, Southeast Texas, Northland, MBI, Kirkland Ellis LLP, Phil Spencer, Perkins Coie LLP, Lazard Middle Market LLC, GTCR, Northland Communications, Mega Broadband Investments LLC, Northland Communications Northland, Mega Broadband Investments LLC MBI


Baum Capital recaps Goettl Air Conditioning

Baum Capital Partners has recapitalized Las Vegas-based Goettl Air Conditioning, a provider of HVAC and plumbing maintenance, repair and replacement services. No financial terms were disclosed for the transaction that was done in partnership with Ken Goodrich. Tree Line Capital Partners and Bridge Bank provided the debt financing while Tree Line also provided an equity co-investment. And, Perkins Coie LLP served as legal counsel to BCP. PRESS RELEASE KANSAS CITY, MO. – Aug. 27, 2018 – Baum Capit...
Tags: California, Trends, United States, Las Vegas, Kansas City, Southwest, Phoenix, Ac, Ken, Tucson Arizona, Adam, Las Vegas Nevada, Goodrich, Perkins Coie LLP, BCP, PE Deals


Vance Street Capital recaps JPE

Vance Street Capital has recapitalized Seattle-based Jet Parts Engineering, a maker of aftermarket replacement components. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Vance Street Capital LLC, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, today announced the recapitalization of Jet Parts Engineering, Inc. (“JPE”), a leading designer of proprietary OEM-alternative parts and repair services for the commercial aerospace industry. This is Vance Street’s fifth investment o...
Tags: Los Angeles, Trends, Seattle, PMA, Perkins Coie LLP, ANU, Neuberger Berman, PE Deals, Goel, Vance Street Capital, Vance Street, BUSINESS WIRE Vance Street Capital LLC, Vance Street Capital LLC Vance Street Capital, Vance Street Capital Vance Street Capital, JPE, Jet Parts Engineering Inc


Webcast on Patent Portfolio Management

The Knowledge Group will offer a webcast entitled "Patent Portfolio Management: Best Practices in 2018" on June 28, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm (ET). Van Thompson of TechInsights, Peter A. Nieves of Sheehan Phinney, and Christopher Daley-Watson Partner of Perkins Coie LLP will address the following topics: • Patent Portfolio Management: Practical Tips and Strategies • Significant Issues and Trends in 2018 • Opportunities and Legal Pitfalls • Common Risks and Pitfalls • What Lies Ahead The registr...
Tags: Law, Perkins Coie LLP, Patent Docs, Conferences & CLE's, Knowledge Group, Van Thompson, Peter A Nieves, Sheehan Phinney, Christopher Daley Watson


Power Grid Components buys Instrument Transformer Equipment

Power Grid Components Inc, a portfolio company of Shorehill Capital LLC, has acquired Instrument Transformer Equipment Corp. Financial terms weren’t announced. Instrument Transformer, of Monroe, North Carolina, makes dry molded and oil-filled instrument transformers. TCF Capital Funding (a division of TCF National Bank) provided senior financing. Perkins Coie LLP served as legal advisor to Power Grid, while Stephens Inc advised the sellers of ITEC. PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – APRIL 13,...
Tags: Trends, Chicago, M&a, Power Grid, Stephens Inc, Perkins Coie LLP, ITEC, Monroe North Carolina, Rick McClure, TCF Capital Funding, TCF National Bank, Shorehill, Shorehill Capital LLC, Power Grid Components Inc, Newell PSN LLC, Power Grid Components


Copley Equity Partners backs North Star Leasing

Copley Equity Partners has acquired a majority stake in Burlington, Vermont-based North Star Leasing, a provider of equipment financing solutions for businesses. No financial terms were disclosed. Ernst & Young served as financial adviser to Copley Equity Partners on the deal with Perkins Coie LLP providing legal counsel. PRESS RELEASE BOSTON & BURLINGTON, Vt.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Copley Equity Partners, a private investment firm and single-family office, today announced that it has completed a major...
Tags: Boston, Trends, Burlington Vermont, Copley, North Star, Ernst Young, Perkins Coie LLP, PE Deals, Company Financial, Dan Feeney, Copley Equity Partners, North Star Leasing, BURLINGTON Vt BUSINESS WIRE Copley Equity Partners, Daniel Feeney, Burlington VT North Star Leasing, Peter Trovato


On Assignment to buy ECS Federal for $775 mln

On Assignment Inc said Jan. 31 that it agreed to buy ECS Federal LLC for $775 million in cash. Roy Kapani, ECS Federal’s majority owner and founder, and Lindsay Goldberg are the sellers. ECS, of Fairfax, Virginia, is a government services contractor providing cyber security, cloud, DevOps, IT modernization and advanced science and engineering solutions. PRESS RELEASE CALABASAS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–On Assignment, Inc. (NYSE: ASGN), one of the foremost providers of IT and professional services ...
Tags: Europe, Trends, United States, M&a, SEC, North America, ECS, Wells Fargo, Wolf, Company, EBITDA, GAAP, Robinson Humphrey, Assignment Inc, United States Canada, Fairfax Virginia


Perkins Coie adds a partner in its emerging companies and VC practice

Law firm Perkins Coie has appointed Matt Kirmayer as a partner in the emerging companies and venture capital practice. Previously, Kirmayer worked at Lowenstein Sandler LLP in the Palo Alto, California office where he was a member of the tech group. PRESS RELEASE SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (January 22, 2018) – Perkins Coie is pleased to announce that Matt Kirmayer has joined the firm’s San Francisco office as a partner in the Emerging Companies & Venture Capital (ECVC) practice. Matt was previously a...
Tags: Asia, San Francisco, Trends, People, Palo Alto, United States, Silicon Valley, Albany, Bay Area, Matt, State University of New York, San Francisco Calif, Palo Alto California, Perkins Coie, Perkins Coie LLP, New York University School of Law


Perkins Coie hires Hagan for private equity and M&A practice

Law firm Perkins Coie has appointed Christopher J. Hagan as a partner at its Washington, D.C. office. Hagan will be focusing on private equity matters as well as mergers and acquisitions. Previously, Hagan was a partner at Brown Rudnick. PRESS RELEASE WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 20, 2017) – Perkins Coie is pleased to announce that Christopher J. Hagan has joined the firm’s Corporate practice as a partner in the Washington, D.C. office with a focus on private equity matters and mergers and acquis...
Tags: Asia, Washington, Trends, People, United States, East Coast, Chris, Hagan, Perkins Coie, Perkins Coie LLP, Brown Rudnick, Christopher J Hagan, Nate Ford Chair of Perkins Coie 's Private Equity, Duke University School, Albion College Before, Perkins Coie Chris


Tuhin Roy Named To Senior Digital Post At UMG

Universal Music Group has named veteran digital music entrepreneur Tuhin Roy to the newly-created post of Vice President of New Digital Business.  In the role, Roy will work to identify tech startups in the digital media sector as potential business partners for UMG. He will be based in UMG's Santa Monica digs, and report to Michael Nash, Executive Vice President of Digital Strategy.  Roy has quite a bit of experience in the digital startup field and has spent more than 20 years in a var...
Tags: Music, Roy, Music Business, Music Tech, Streaming & Cloud, Major Labels, Santa Monica, Umg, Bruce Houghton, Universal Music Group, Michael Nash, Lucian Grainge, MediaLink, Menlo Park California, Perkins Coie LLP, One Love Manchester


Uber fires more than 20 following internal harassment investigation

Ride-hailing giant Uber has fired more than 20 employees, including some senior executives, following an internal investigation into allegations of sexual harassment and other workplace misconduct. The news apparently leaked from an all-hands meeting Tuesday at the San Francisco-based company. "Bobbie Wilson, an attorney at Perkins Coie LLP, gave Uber’s more than 12,000 employees an assessment of the firm’s investigation," according to a report from Bloomberg. The law firm investigated 215… ...
Tags: Uber, San Francisco, Bloomberg, Perkins Coie LLP, Bobbie Wilson


As Upstate NY preps for ride sharing, Uber fires more than 20 following internal harassment probe

Ride-hailing giant Uber has fired more than 20 employees, including some senior executives, following an internal investigation into allegations of sexual harassment and other workplace misconduct. The news apparently leaked from an all-hands meeting Tuesday at the San Francisco-based company. "Bobbie Wilson, an attorney at Perkins Coie LLP, gave Uber’s more than 12,000 employees an assessment of the firm’s investigation," according to a report from Bloomberg. Uber and other ride-sharing comp...
Tags: Uber, San Francisco, Upstate Ny, Perkins Coie LLP, Bloomberg Uber, Bobbie Wilson


More Than 20 Employees Fired at Uber in Sexual Harassment Investigation

More than 20 employees have been fired from Uber as part of an ongoing sexual harassment investigation, according to Bloomberg. From a report: In an explosive blog post earlier this year, former Uber engineer Susan Fowler alleged the company failed to act on sexual harassment and gender discrimination complaints. CEO Travis Kalanick called for an urgent investigation into the claims, led by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. That investigation, with Holder at the helm, has given its own r...
Tags: Tech, Bloomberg, Travis Kalanick, Susan Fowler, Perkins Coie, Perkins Coie LLP, U S Attorney General Eric Holder That, Bloomberg But Uber


Uber Fires More Than 20 People As Part Of A Workplace Culture Investigation

Uber has fired more than 20 people following an internal inquiry into the workplace culture in the ride-hailing company. Bloomberg broke the news on Tuesday. The announcement came after Perkins Coie LLP's attorney Bobbie Wilson updated the company's 12,000 employees on the assessments made by the firm during their investigation into Uber's harassment claims.According to Bloomberg, Perkins Coie reviewed 215 claims made to the company's human resources department. The firm concluded no action was...
Tags: Uber, Fashion, Music, Obama, Eric Holder, Bloomberg, Travis Kalanick, Fowler, Arianna, Perkins Coie, Perkins Coie LLP, Covington Burling, Liane, Susan J Fowler, Liane Hornsey, Bobbie Wilson


Uber has fired more than 20 people over sexual harrasment probe

 Uber fired more than 20 people involved in a sexual harassment probe, according to a Bloomberg report. The ride share company investigated at least 215 employees and found 20 or more of them to be at fault in sexual harassment claims against company management in an on-going probe. According to a Bloomberg source, Perkins Coie LLP attorney Bobbie Wilson has disclosed matters of the… Read More
Tags: TC, Uber, Misogyny, Harassment, Tech, Bloomberg, Economy, Feminism, Commuting, Sexual Harassment, Perkins Coie LLP, Bobbie Wilson


Safeway Canned Tuna Lawsuit Dismissed

Below is a press release written by the law firm Perkins Coie LLP on behalf of Safeway updating the public on the resolution of the canned tuna lawsuit we wrote about in 2015 in the post Safeway Sued Over Canned Tuna. In short, “the five plaintiffs agreed to dismiss their lawsuits without pursuing class certification and with no admission of fault by Safeway.” On November 5, 2015, Ehder Soto brought a putative class action in the United States District Court for the District of Northern Califo...
Tags: Featured, United States, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Grocery, Branding, Safeway, Soto, TMP, Perkins Coie LLP, Safeway Canned Tuna Lawsuit Dismissed, Ehder Soto, EMC Safeway, Bumble Bee Foods Chicken of the Sea International, StarKist Seafood Company, TMP Safeway