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Schoenherr Advises JD Power on Acquisition of Autovista Group

Schoenherr Advises JD Power on Acquisition of Autovista Group

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Schoenherr, working with Kirkland & Ellis, has advised Thoma Bravo portfolio company JD Power on the acquisition of the Autovista Group.

The transaction remains contingent on regulatory approval.

Thoma Bravo is an American private equity and growth capital firm with offices in San Francisco, Chicago, and Miami.

JD Power is an American consumer insights, advisory services, and data and analytics company.

The Autovista Group is owned by Hayfin Capital Management, a European alternative asset management firm. Through its five brands – Autovista, Eurotax, Glass's, Schwacke, and Rodboka – the group standardizes and categorizes hundreds of technical attributes for vehicles produced in the European and Australian markets.

The Schoenherr team included Partners Christian Herbst and Maximilian Lang, Local Partner Krzysztof Pawlak, Counsel Peter Devinsky, Attorneys at Law Zurab Simonishvili, Tullia Veronesi, and Daria Rutecka, and Associates Beatrix Schima, Alexander Pabst, and Nikolaus Stepan.

Editor's Note: After this article was published, CEE Legal Matters learned that Macfarlanes advised Hayfin Capital Management on the sale. The firm's team was led by Partner Alex Edmondson.