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Freshfields Represents Sitel Group in $2.2 billion Take-Private of Sykes Enterprises

Freshfields is representing Sitel Group in the $2.2bn merger to take private Nasdaq-listed Sykes Enterprises. The transaction will create a leader in the provision of customer service and related digital platforms. Details of the transaction can be found here and here.

The Freshfields corporate/M&A team is led by partner Joseph Halloum from the firm’s Silicon Valley office, together with associates Paul Gray, Michael David Harris, Thomas Lair and Ross Weiser, as well as New York partner Ethan Klingsberg. Global national security, foreign investment, sanctions and antitrust regulatory matters are spearheaded by the DC-based team of Aimen Mir, Christine Laciak, Meghan Rissmiller and Stephanie Brown Cripps, together with Silicon Valley-based European and UK antitrust experts Alan Ryan and Megan Yeates. The acquisition financing team, out of New York, consists of David Almroth, Chris Milla, Alexander Rich, and Eleni Rawson, as well as Stéphanie Corbiere in Paris. Compensation and benefits partner Maj Vaseghi in Silicon Valley and associate Cristell Fortune, IP/tech transactions partner Mena Kaplan and associates Marissa Yu and Daniel Spencer, cybersecurity and data privacy counsel Brock Dahl and associate Maria Milagros Astesiano, and tax partner Claude Stansbury and associate David Mitchell are all supporting Sitel Group on the project.