February 17, 2012
TransUnion Corp. has announced that Advent International and GS Capital Partners VI Fund, LP and certain of their affiliates (the "Sponsors") have signed a definitive merger agreement to acquire TransUnion from its current stockholders, including Madison Dearborn Partners and the Pritzker family business interests. The transaction, valued at over $3 billion, is expected to close late first quarter or early second quarter of 2012.
Latham & Watkins LLP is advising TransUnion and its stockholders with a corporate deal team led by Chicago partners Michael Pucker, Ted Keim and Scott Hairston. Advice was also provided by Chicago corporate partner Brad Faris with associates Shaun Hartley, Chris Drewry, Analisa Padilla and Adam Wexner; Chicago partners Cathy Birkeland and Roderick Branch with associates Anna Jones, Hans Grong, Emily Follas, Jonathan Steitz and Jonathan Schiller on capital markets matters; Washington, D.C. partner Jeffrey Chenard with Washington, D.C. associate Manu Gayatrinath on finance matters; Chicago partner Robin Struve on employee benefits matters; Chicago partner Diana Doyle with associate Rene de Vera on tax matters; Chicago partner Matthew Walch on litigation and intellectual property matters; Chicago partner David Shapiro on real estate matters; Chicago counsel Karl Karg on environmental matters and Washington, D.C. partner Marc Williamson, London partner John Colahan, Washington, D.C. counsel Sydney Smith and London associate Adeola Adeyemi on competition matters.