Morgan Lewis appoints partner

Stephen Walters has joined Morgan Lewis as a partner in the business and finance practice, resident in London. Walters’s practice focuses on public and private mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity and other equity financing transactions, corporate governance and general corporate advisory matters, as well as financial services work.

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Golden Gate Capital acquires LiveVox

Golden Gate Capital has acquired a majority stake in LiveVox. No financial terms were disclosed. Kirkland & Ellis advised Golden Gate Capital on the transaction while Morgan Lewis and GCA Savvian advised LiveVox.Headquartered in San Francisco, LiveVox is a provider of cloud contact center solutions.

Morgan Lewis appoints in London

Law firm Morgan Lewis has appointed Tom Cartwright as a partner in the business and finance practice, resident in London. He advises private equity and hedge funds based in London and New York and counsels family offices located in Dubai, Istanbul and London.

Law Firm Sidley Austin Brings Aboard Gregory Salathé in Singapore

Law firm Sidley Austin, which is headquartered in New York, has hired Gregory Salathé as a partner in its Singapore office. Salathé is now  a member of the firm’s M&A practice, and will reside in Singapore after a transition period in Tokyo. He was most recently a partner at the law firm Morgan Lewis, where he was a co-managing partner of the firm’s Tokyo office.

Tony Mou Joins Sheppard Mullin Shanghai

Tony Mou has joined Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton as a partner in the corporate practice group and will be based in the firm’s Shanghai office. Mou joins from Morgan Lewis in Beijing. Mou will represent private equity/venture capital clients, entrepreneurs, venture-backed companies as well as inbound and outbound mergers and acquisitions.

Pearson Acquires EmbanetCompass

Pearson has acquired EmbanetCompass, a provider of online learning services for non-profit academic institutions, from an investor group led by private equity and venture capital firm Technology Crossover Ventures and global education company Knowledge Universe, for $650 million in cash. The transaction is subject to Hart-Scott-Rodino review. Morgan Lewis served as legal adviser to Pearson on the transaction.

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