Latham & Watkins Advises Chaos on Acquisition by TA Associates

Cross-border team represents a world leader in photorealistic rendering technology in the transaction.

January 12, 2022

Latham & Watkins advised Chaos, a world leader in photorealistic rendering technology, on its acquisition by TA Associates, a global growth private equity firm. Subsequent to the acquisition, TA Associates and LEA Partners, a technology focused private equity firm, have announced an agreement to merge Chaos with Enscape, a leading developer of real-time rendering and design workflow technology for the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industries, subject to customary regulatory approvals.

Chaos, founded in 1997, is widely known as a world leader in visualization and computer graphics, offering an ecosystem of 3D rendering, real-time visualization and simulation software. The newly-combined company, which will retain the Chaos name, aims to develop and strengthen its product portfolio to create a comprehensive end-to-end visualization ecosystem, designed to meet the evolving needs of its customers.

Latham’s corporate team was led by London partner Robbie McLaren and Boston partner Hans Brigham, with associates Haya Aftab, Olly Bretton, and Oscar Philipson. Advice on tax matters was provided by London partner Karl Mah, with counsel James Leslie, and associate Sam Duncan.

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