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Latham & Watkins Advises KKR in Connection with the Completed Merger of Level Access and eSSENTIAL Accessibility

August 19, 2022
A multidisciplinary team advises the global investment firm in the transaction.

Level Access — the trusted provider of enterprise digital accessibility solutions — and eSSENTIAL Accessibility — the pioneer of Accessibility-as-a-Service — have jointly announced the completion of their merger.

eSSENTIAL Accessibility’s and Level Access’s largest outside investors KKR and JMI Equity, respectively, will continue to support the growth of the combined company. KKR’s investment is through its technology growth strategy.

Latham & Watkins LLP represents KKR in the transaction with a corporate team led by Boston partners Ryan McCarthy and John Miller, with Boston associates Gloria Ring, Michael Casagrande, and Dante Spurlock, and Bay Area associate Jennifer Boyd. Advice was also provided on tax matters by Bay Area partner Katharine Moir, with Boston associate Jeremiah Cowen and Bay Area associate Jake Meninga; on benefits matters by Washington, D.C. partner Matthew Conway, with Chicago associate Samantha Voutyras and Washington, D.C. associate Grace Tang; on intellectual property and data privacy matters by Boston partner Sarah Gagan, with Boston associate Deborah Hinck and Los Angeles associate Matthew Stern; on antitrust, FDI and CFIUS matter by Washington, D.C. partners Ian Conner and Damara Chambers, Brussels partner Luca Crocco and Washington, D.C. counsel Joseph Simei and Patrick English, with London associate Oscar Hayward; on finance matters by Washington, D.C. partner Manu Gayatrinath, with New York associates Ashley Rose, Michael Wright and Nicholas Kho; and on insurance matters by Los Angeles partner Drew Levin, with San Diego associate Hannah Cary.