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13 January 20224 minute read

DLA Piper advises on acquisitions for OSF Digital, 2nd Watch and Arlington Capital Partners

DLA Piper is pleased to announce its role in several recent complex transactions led by Northern Virginia-based partner Eric Grossman, who also serves as vice chair of the firm’s Private Equity practice.

The transactions include:

  • Representation of OSF Digital, a leading provider of digital transformation services to companies worldwide, in its acquisition of FitForCommerce, a global commerce strategy consultancy. FitForCommerce will operate as the commerce strategy consulting arm at OSF Digital.
  • Representation of global cloud services company 2nd Watch in its acquisition of Aptitive, a cloud data and analytics consultancy. The deal strengthens 2nd Watch’s data and analytics capabilities and enhances its ability to help enterprises use data to make smarter business decisions.
  • Representation of Arlington Capital Partners, a Washington, DC-based private equity firm, in its acquisition of Millstone Medical Outsourcing, a comprehensive solutions provider of quality-critical services to the medical device and pharmaceutical industries, managing post-manufacturing services and supply chain and logistics services.

“It was a pleasure to advise OSF, 2nd Watch and Arlington Capital Partners in these key acquisitions, bringing together our leading middle-market private equity and M&A capabilities with our vast experience in the technology, healthcare and manufacturing sectors to achieve successful results,” Grossman said.


In addition to Grossman, partners Thomas Hendershot (Northern Virginia) and Stacy Paz (Silicon Valley) and associates Melissa Sampson (Washington, DC), Sam Neece (Dallas) and Ryan Selis (Northern Virginia), along with a broad team of attorneys across numerous practice groups, assisted with these year-end transactions.


With more than 1,000 corporate lawyers globally, DLA Piper helps clients execute complex cross-border transactions seamlessly while supporting clients across all stages of development. The firm has been rated number one in global M&A volume for 11 consecutive years, according to Mergermarket.


DLA Piper’s Private Equity practice includes more than 100 US lawyers who provide strategic counsel to private equity funds and the industry-leading companies they invest in. Pitchbook has repeatedly recognized DLA Piper as the second most active private equity law firm globally, further solidifying the strength of the firm’s team and its depth of experience executing private equity transactions.