Three firms score leading roles in $3.4 billion PE deal

May 6, 2010 Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett have taken lead roles in the $3.4 billion acquisition of Massachusetts-based Interactive Data Corporation (‘IDC’), a provider of financial market data, by private equity firms Warburg Pincus and Silver Lake Partners.

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton represented a special committee of the IDC board in the acquisition talks with a team led by partners Ethan Klingsberg and Matthew Salerno. IDC itself was advised by a Morgan, Lewis & Bockius team led by Charles Engros and Rob Dickey. And Simpson Thacher & Bartlett represented the investing consortium with a team led by partners Peter Malloy and Chad Skinner.

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