The Reynolds and Reynolds Company, which is listed on the NYSE, announced on August 4, 2000 that it has completed the sale of its Information Solutions Group, the company’s document outsourcing and customer relationship management business, to The Carlyle Group for $360 million in cash. The Carlyle Group announced that it will name the new company The Relizon Company.
Stikeman Elliott acted for The Carlyle Group. Lead lawyers were Ken Ottenbreit (m&a) and Louis Samson (m&a) in the New York office with help from a team in the Montreal office led by John Leopold (m&a) which included Robert Hogan (tax), Marie-Andrée Beaudry (tax), Etienne Massicotte (finance), Sterling Dietze (finance), France Margaret Bélanger (m&a), Michel Legendre (pension) Bertrand Ménard (real estate) and Mark McElheran (finance) from the Toronto office. A team from Latham & Watkins’ Washington, DC office acted as US counsel to The Carlyle Group. The team was led by Dan Lennon (m&a) and included Jennifer Perkins (m&a), Todd Gordon (m&a), James Ritter (finance) and Joe Sullivan (tax). Shearman & Sterling acted for The Reynolds and Reynolds Company with a team led by John Marzulli (m&a) in New York and Ann Woo (m&a) in San Francisco. The team also included Michael Helsel (m&a) and Laurence Crouch (tax). The agent for the lenders was Goldman, Sachs & Co. which was represented by a White & Case LLP team led by Sean Geary and Michael Bell in New York. Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP acted as Canadian counsel with a team that included Laurie Barrett, Kathy Thompson, and Monica Biringer (tax). Certain Quebec matters were dealt with by Mark Schrager at Goldstein Flanz & Fishman in Montreal.