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Latham & Watkins Advises Dbt Labs in Definitive Agreement To Acquire Transform Data

February 9, 2023
Multidisciplinary team represents the analytics engineering company in the transaction.

dbt Labs, a pioneer in analytics engineering, has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Transform Data Inc., the innovators behind the modern data stack's semantic layer founded by former Airbnb data scientists. The acquisition will accelerate development of the dbt Semantic Layer, providing greater flexibility to organizations of all sizes seeking metric consistency across their stack.

Latham & Watkins LLP represents dbt Labs in the transaction with a corporate team led by Bay Area partners Bret Stancil and Ben Potter, with associates Chris Cruickshank, Ben Bouwman, and Eduard Grigoryan. Advice was also provided on employee benefits matters by Bay Area partner James Metz and New York counsel Sandra Benjamin, with associates James Robinson and Sophie Duffy; on tax matters by Bay Area partner Kirt Switzer, with associate Alex Farris; on intellectual property and technology transactions by Bay Area counsel Arielle Singh, with associate Ryan Sanders; and on data privacy matters by Bay Area partner Heather Deixler, with associate Heather Lui.