Jeff Gilson

Associate, Chicago



Jeff Gilson is an associate in the Firm's Global M&A Practice Group. He is based in the Chicago office. Jeff focuses his practice on advising public companies, private equity funds and their portfolio companies on the structuring and negotiation of complex business transactions, including mergers, acquisitions and divestitures of both public and private companies, corporate restructurings, employment and equity agreements, as well as their general corporate governance needs.

Jeff's transactional experience spans a variety of industries, including technology, health care, communications, manufacturing, recycling, business information, consulting and insurance.

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Centene Corporation (NYSE:CNC), in its acquisition of a third party administrator of health benefit plans. *

Cision Ltd. (NYSE:CISN) in its acquisition of social media company *

GTCR and GreatCall, Inc. in the $800 million sale of Greatcall, Inc. to Best Buy Co., Inc. *

Cision Ltd. in its acquisition of global research organization PRIME Research. *

Cision Ltd. in the consummation of multiple secondary offerings. *

TA Associates in its acquisition of Healix, Inc. *

Platinum Equity in its acquisition of American & Efird from KPS Capital Partners, LP. *

Cision, Inc. in its $2.4 billion merger with Capitol Acquisition Corp. III and the formation of public company Cision Ltd. *

Willis Stein & Partners in the sale of Strategic Materials, Inc. to Littlejohn & Co., LLC. *

GTCR in the $150 million sale of Avention to business data and analytics company Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE:DNB). *

Bain Capital Private Equity in its acquisition of Epic Health Services from Webster Capital. *

GTCR and Cision US Inc. in the $841 million acquisition of PR Newswire from UBM plc, and the divestiture of PR Newswire’s US and UK Agility business to Innodata. *

GTCR in its strategic equity investment in Transaction Data Systems, Inc. (Rx30). *

Madison Dearborn Partners in its strategic growth commitment of $100 million to Ankura Consulting Group, and subsequent strategic combination with ARPC. *

GTCR and AssuredPartners in the sale of AssuredPartners to Apax Partners. *

GTCR and Capella Healthcare, Inc. in the $900 million sale of Capella Healthcare to Medical Properties Trust, Inc. *

Harren Equity Partners in its acquisition of Circa Corp of America. *

Platinum Equity in its acquisition of PrimeSource Building Products, Inc. from ITOCHU Corporation. *

National Industrial Coatings in its acquisition by a private investment group. *

Blue Point Capital Partners, L.P. in its acquisition of Handi Quilter. *

*Experience gained prior to joining White & Case.