Sumeru Equity Partners $100 million strategic investment in Tasktop Technologies

On Apr. 8, Sumeru Equity Partners, a growth-focused technology investment firm based in San Mateo, California announced its $100 million strategic investment in Tasktop Technologies, a Vancouver-based value stream software management company.

Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP acted as counsel for Sumeru Equity Partners with a deal team that included
Frank Arnone
,
Nicola Geary,

Tiffany Chiu,
Jackie Karbi (private equity and M&A),

Corinne Grigoriu (tax),
Chandimal Nicholas,

Marco Ciarlariello (intellectual property),
Bernice Karn (information technology and data privacy),

Kristin Taylor,
Erin Minuk (employment and labour),

Suhuyini Abudulai,
Daniel Cipollone,

Amanda Scolieri,
Paras Patel (banking and specialty finance).

Kirkland & Ellis LLP acted as U.S. counsel for Sumeru Equity Partners with a team that included
Adam Phillips,
Jana Glock,

Kristie Shu (private equity),
Jacqueline Clover,

Shaun Chung,
Joanna Thomson,

Vladimir Khodosh.,
Paul Kariyawasam (intellectual property),

Devin Heckman (tax),
Brian Ford,

Kristen Smith,
Erik Hepler,

Matthew Taylor Demopoulos,
Jose Barragan-Monge,

Shayona Dhanak (banking),
Reed Schuster (investment funds),

Jack Bernstein,
Chris Chase (employee benefits),

Matthew Shiels,
Frances Tompson,

Daniel Rios (executive compensation),
H. Boyd Greene (litigation),

Carrie Schroll (international trade),
Michael Schulman,

Caitlin Koseck (employment and labor),
Sally Evans,
Chris Boyd,

Kelsey Marie Laugel (antitrust and competition),
John Thomas Goldman,

Rachel Piccirillo (real estate),
Mason Zurek (restructuring).

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP acted as counsel for Tasktop Technologies with a deal team composed of
Steven McKoen
,
Emma Costante,

James Allester (M&A),
Kevin Zimka (tax),

Jake Switzer (bank finance),
Michael Howcroft (employment).

McCarthy Tétrault LLP acted as counsel for the syndicate of lenders, with a deal team composed of
Richard Higa
,
Zachary Masoud,

Cristina Arantes.

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP acted as U.S. counsel for the syndicate of lenders, with a deal team composed of
Glen Lim,
Gabriela Chiriboga,

Daniel Tola.

Holland & Knight LLP acted as counsel for Alter Domus (US) LLC, which acted as administrative agent and collateral agent for the syndicate of lenders, with a deal team composed of
Anthony Amorini,
Joshua Spencer.