Debevoise Advises Morgan Stanley Global Private Equity in Completed $410 Million Sale of EmployBridge

10 February 2015

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has advised Morgan Stanley Global Private Equity (“MSPE”) in the completed sale of its majority interest in EmployBridge, a leading provider of specialty staffing services, to The Select Family of Staffing Companies, a national provider of workforce management services, for approximately $410 million. MSPE and Constitution Capital acquired EmployBridge for $165 million in May 2011, in a transaction in which Debevoise also advised MSPE.

When MSPE originally invested in EmployBridge, it cited strong secular trends in post-recession contingent labor usage by U.S. companies. In September 2012, MSPE also invested in Creative Circle, a Los Angeles-based provider of freelance creative talent into advertising and marketing fields, including interactive marketing, digital advertising and traditional media (again represented by Debevoise).

The Debevoise team on the sale of EmployBridge was led by partner Kevin A. Rinker and included partners Jeffrey P. Cunard and Jeffrey E. Ross, counsel Kyra K. Bromley and Rafael Kariyev, and associates Jessica Batzell, Katharine L. Hermann, Meir D. Katz, Daniel T. Rothberg, Patricia Teixeira and John Rothert.

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