Akin Gump Advises Alliance Data Systems in $2.3 Billion Acquisition of Conversant

(Dallas) – In a deal that closed December 10, Akin Gump advised Alliance Data Systems Corporation in its purchase of Conversant, Inc. for $2.3 billion in cash and stock.

Alliance Data is a leading provider of loyalty and marketing solutions. Conversant is a digital marketing company.

Joseph L. Motes III, a partner in Akin Gump’s corporate practice, led the team from the firm advising Alliance Data. He was joined by partners Jeffrey Kochian and Alan Laves, senior counsel Irina Maistrenko and associates Sophia Dwosh, Alyssa Dossick, Julie Feldman, Lech Wilkiewicz and Rachel Evans, all of the corporate practice; tax partner Dan Micciche and senior counsel Michael Gerald; antitrust and unfair competition partner Paul Hewitt and associate George Laevsky; and intellectual property senior counsel David Lee.

Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 900 lawyers in offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

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