Debevoise Advises D. E. Shaw group In Sale of Lehman Brothers Holdings’ Minority Stake to Hillspire

23 April 2015

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP advised the D. E. Shaw group, a global investment and technology development firm, in the sale of a 20% equity interest in the management companies of the D. E. Shaw group previously owned by Lehman Brothers Holding Inc. to an entity managed by Hillspire, LLC, the family office that serves as the investment vehicle for Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt and his family.

The Debevoise team was led by partner Michael J. Gillespie and includes partners Kenneth J. Berman, Peter A. Furci, Gregory V. Gooding and Richard Hahn, and associates Camila Amaral Surcan, Gregory T. Larkin and Chadé Shirl Severin.

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