Acuity Knowledge Partners, a provider of high-value research, analytics and business intelligence to the financial services sector, advised by Permira, the global private equity firm, acquired a majority stake in the business from Equistone Partners Europe, a mid-market private equity investor.
Clearlake Capital Group completed its acquisition of Cornerstone OnDemand. J.P. Morgan, BofA Securities, Ares, Golub Capital, Antares Capital, Barclays, Blue Owl, BMO Capital Markets, BNP Paribas, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs and Jefferies provided debt financing for the transaction.
Rothschild Global Advisory added Chris Gaertner to the firm to lead the launch of its new office in the San Francisco Bay Area. Walid Khiari will also join as managing director.
James M. Neissa will join Rothschild & Co as head of the North America Group. Lee LeBrun will join as head of M&A in North America.
Pep Boys and Bridgestone Retail Operations have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which BSRO will acquire Pep Boys. J.P. Morgan Securities is acting as the exclusive financial advisor to Bridgestone.
Reuters reported PHS Group appointed Rothschild and its lenders Houlihan Lokey to advise on a possible debt restructuring for the debt laden company.
The Wall Street Journal reported Kirkland & Ellis is representing Physiotherapy Associates in Chapter 11, and the company has tapped restructuring firm Alvarez & Marsal and Rothschild for financial advice.