Latham & Watkins Advises Astorg Portfolio Company IQ-EQ in Acquisition of Greyline Partners, LLC

A cross-border deal team represents global investor services group IQ-EQ in strategic acquisition to deepen its US foothold.

November 17, 2021

IQ-EQ, an Astorg portfolio company, has announced the acquisition of Greyline Partners, LLC (Greyline), an industry leading US provider of governance and regulatory compliance solutions for PE, VC, Hedge funds, and investors.

Latham & Watkins LLP represents IQ-EQ and Astorg in the transaction with a cross-border corporate deal team led by New York partner David Beller and Paris partner Alexander Crosthwaite, with New York associates Serena Shi and Giancarlo Reanda, Paris associates Louise Gurly and Thibault Burnier, and London associates Maarten Overmars and Aaron Bassett. Advice was also provided on tax matters by New York partner Matthew Dewitz, with associate Lukas Kutilek; on benefits and compensation matters by Washington, D.C. partner Adam Kestenbaum, with associates Nikhil Kumar and Kirk Porter; on intellectual property matters by New York partner Jeffrey Tochner, with associate Sebastian Moss; on data privacy matters by Bay Area counsel Robert Blamires, with associate Sam Maerz-Boening; on anti-corruption matters by Washington, D.C. partner Erin Brown Jones, with associate Natalie Rao; on export controls and sanctions matters by Washington, D.C. partner Les Carnegie, with associate Matthew Gregory; on antitrust matters by Washington, D.C. partners Amanda Reeves and Jason Cruise, with associate Matthew Piehl; on CFIUS matters by Washington, D.C. partner James Barker; and on investment funds regulatory matters by Chicago partner Nabil Sabki, with associate Naim Culhaci.

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