DLA Piper represented 4G Clinical, a cutting-edge randomization and trial supply management (RTSM) company serving the life sciences industry, in a growth equity investment of over US$230 million from Goldman Sachs Asset Management.
The investment will be used to fund 4G Clinical's continued global expansion, support the growing demand for its products and further the company’s mission of bringing crucial medicines to those who need them, faster. To date, 4G Clinical supports clinical trials for more than 100 biotech and pharma clients globally.
“We were pleased to advise 4G Clinical on what was a very complex transaction, bringing together DLA Piper’s wide-ranging experience in various aspects of international, regulatory, tax and emerging growth sectors,” said Jeffrey Leavitt, the DLA Piper partner who led the firm’s deal team. “This investment will help 4G Clinical continue accelerating its growth and enabling its clients to execute clinical trials of any phase and therapeutic area. We are proud to assist 4G Clinical through the next set of its successful milestones.”
“We needed a global and highly sophisticated law firm to navigate through the international and regulatory complexities of our business toward a smooth and successful closing,” said David Kelleher, CEO of 4G Clinical. “Jeffrey Leavitt’s team at DLA Piper provided world-class service and were instrumental in advocating for our interests at every step of the transaction.”
In addition to Leavitt (Atlanta), the DLA Piper team representing 4G Clinical included partners Stacy Paz, Nathaniel McKitterick (both of Silicon Valley), Julia Kovacs, Jennifer Kashatus, Thomas deButts (all of Washington, DC) and William Bartow (Philadelphia); of counsel Puja Vadodaria, James Rusert (both of Atlanta) and Nia Brown (Washington, DC); associates Maria Rydder (New York), Julie Franki (Atlanta), Mary Claire Blythe (Baltimore) and Priya Narahari (Philadelphia); senior paralegal Janet Katz and paralegal Philip Mathison (both of Austin).
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