On Apr. 8, Sumeru Equity Partners, a growth-focused technology investment firm based in San Mateo, California announced its $100 million strategic investment in Tasktop Technologies, a Vancouver-based value stream software management company.
Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP acted as counsel for Sumeru Equity Partners with a deal team that included
Jackie Karbi (private equity and M&A),
Corinne Grigoriu (tax),
Marco Ciarlariello (intellectual property),
Bernice Karn (information technology and data privacy),
Erin Minuk (employment and labour),
Paras Patel (banking and specialty finance).
Kirkland & Ellis LLP acted as U.S. counsel for Sumeru Equity Partners with a team that included
Kristie Shu (private equity),
Paul Kariyawasam (intellectual property),
Devin Heckman (tax),
Matthew Taylor Demopoulos,
Shayona Dhanak (banking),
Reed Schuster (investment funds),
Chris Chase (employee benefits),
Daniel Rios (executive compensation),
H. Boyd Greene (litigation),
Carrie Schroll (international trade),
Caitlin Koseck (employment and labor),
Kelsey Marie Laugel (antitrust and competition),
John Thomas Goldman,
Rachel Piccirillo (real estate),
Mason Zurek (restructuring).
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP acted as counsel for Tasktop Technologies with a deal team composed of
James Allester (M&A),
Kevin Zimka (tax),
Jake Switzer (bank finance),
Michael Howcroft (employment).
McCarthy Tétrault LLP acted as counsel for the syndicate of lenders, with a deal team composed of
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP acted as U.S. counsel for the syndicate of lenders, with a deal team composed of
Holland & Knight LLP acted as counsel for Alter Domus (US) LLC, which acted as administrative agent and collateral agent for the syndicate of lenders, with a deal team composed of