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Latham Represents Everest Consolidator Acquisition Corporation in Business Combination With Unifund

July 24, 2023
Firm represents the SPAC in the business combination with the consumer debt service company focused on data science and analytics.

Everest Consolidator Acquisition Corporation (NYSE: MNTN), a special purpose acquisition company, and Everest Consolidated Sponsor, LLC have entered into a definitive business combination agreement with Unifund Financial Technologies, Inc., Unifund Holdings, LLC and USV, LLC, a group of data science and analytics companies operating within the consumer debt servicing industry. Upon closing of the transaction, the combined company will adopt the name “Unifund Financial Technologies, Inc.” and is expected to be listed on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol UFND.

Latham & Watkins LLP represents Everest in the transaction with a corporate deal team led by Houston partner Ryan Maierson, with associates Denny Lee, Brent Wagner, Morgen Seim, and Christina Schrantz. Advice is being provided on capital markets matters by New York partner Senet Bischoff, with associates Samuel Niles, Paul Robe, and Nick Gonzalez; Houston partners Tim Fenn and Jared Grimley, with associate Dylan White; on benefits matters by Boston partner Josh Friedman, with associate Jocelyn Wexler; on intellectual property and privacy and data security matters by Bay Area partner Michelle Gross, with associates Amy Tosi, Kiara Vaughn, Deborah Hinck, and Dyllan Brown-Bramble; on payment and consumer financials and regulatory matters by Washington, D.C. partners Barrie VanBrackle and Parag Patel and New York partner Arthur Long, with associate Mikhail Bushinski; on real estate matters by Chicago partner Rachel Bates, with associate Cristian Kelly; on environmental matters by Los Angeles/Houston partner Josh Marnitz, with associate Olivia Pettingill; and on antitrust matters by Washington, D.C. partner Jason Cruise, Brussels counsel Phillip Studt, and Washington, D.C. counsel Patrick English.