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Business and Professional Services

As business and professional services firms grow in complexity and global reach, Simpson Thacher works with them to address their strategic needs.

Among our representations:

  • First Data in its $22 billion sale to Fiserv
  • Refinitiv in its $27 billion sale to the London Stock Exchange Group and CFIUS clearance of sale
  • Garda World Security Corporation in its acquisition of Tidel and Gunnebo Group
  • Placement agents in IPO by Hidrovias do Brasil S.A, valued at R$3.4 billion, making it the largest IPO of 2020 on the B3
  • Equifax in multiple debt and equity offerings
  • Sphera in its acquisition of riskmethods

We understand the trends that impact our clients in accounting, advertising, employment services, IT and software services, management consulting and outsourcing. We advise these firms, as well as their financing partners, on a range of legal matters, including: mergers and acquisitions, securities transactions, bank financings, joint ventures and dispute resolution. Most critically, Simpson Thacher clients receive the best of both worlds—the focused practice groups that deal with each of these needs, plus a collaborative ethos that ensures the Firm keeps the big picture in mind.

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