Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP advises Da Vinci Capital on investing in global technology company Dataart

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP has advised Da Vinci Capital, a leading emerging markets private equity firm, on investing in DataArt, a global technology consultancy that designs and develops unique software solutions for supporting company growth momentum in key industries.
DataArt will continue to focus on its three key markets: the US, the UK and continental Europe, where Da Vinci Capital has substantial assets and a proven track record, including steering software engineering powerhouse Epam to an initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange in 2012.

Headquartered in New York City, DataArt employs over 2,500 professionals at 20 locations throughout the US, Europe and Latin America and has achieved exceptionally strong growth over the last eight years. The company is renowned for its expertise in developing customised enterprise and mobile software applications in key industries, including financial services, healthcare and life sciences, media and entertainment, and travel and hospitality.

Under the agreement, Da Vinci Capital acquired a substantial, non-controlling interest in DataArt, while DataArt operations remain under the control and leadership of the existing DataArt executive management team.

The Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner cross-office team was led by Ekaterina Dedova, Partner, Corporate / M&A, Head of TMT in Russia and Christopher Hazlitt, Partner, Technology and Commercial in USA. The wider team included:

Moscow, Russia

Evgeny Timofeev, Partner, Head of Tax, Anna Zvereva, Associate Director, Tax and Anna Zelenskaya, Senior Associate, Tax.

St Louis, USA

Philip Wright, Partner, Tax and Controversy, Mary Beth Dolan, Associate, Tax and Controversy and Derek Rose, Counsel, Tax Advice and Controversy.

Denver, USA

Erika Labelle, Partner, Tax and Controversy and Sarah Bhagwandin, Counsel, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation.

Washington, D.C., USA

Megan Alicia Gajewski Barnhill, Partner, International Trade, Mark Srere, Partner, Investigations, Financial Regulation and White Collar and Jennifer Mammen, Counsel, Investigations, Financial Regulation and White Collar.

Boulder, USA

Scott Perlov, Associate, Technology and Commercial.

Kansas, USA

Suzanne Rodekohr, Partner, Tax and Controversy.


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