New York – May 19, 2009 – Debevoise & Plimpton LLP advised US Investigations Services, Inc. (USIS) and its controlling shareholder, Providence Equity Partners, in the acquisition by USIS of Labat-Anderson, Incorporated, a professional services firm serving government agencies in the areas of litigation support and information systems and services. A definitive agreement was signed on May 12, 2009 and the transaction closed on May 18, 2009.
USIS is the largest commercial provider of background investigations to the federal government, a leading supplier of pre-employment screening solutions to commercial businesses, and one of the largest providers of data services to the insurance industry. Providence Equity Partners is the leading global private equity firm specializing in equity investments in media, entertainment, communications and information companies around the world. Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is a leading international law firm with offices in New York, Washington D.C., London, Paris, Frankfurt, Moscow, Hong Kong and Shanghai.
The Debevoise team was led by partner Kevin A. Rinker and includes partners Jonathan F. Lewis, Peter F.G. Schuur and Gregory H. Woods III, counsel A. David Reynolds and associates Daniel Backenroth, Michael A. Diz, Le V. Lam and William C. Mulvey.
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