Deal Note: Gibson Dunn Represents The TriZetto Group in Its Acquisition by Apax Partners

April 15, 2008

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce its representation of The TriZetto Group, Inc. in its agreement to be acquired and taken private by Apax Partners, a private equity firm.  The transaction is valued at $1.4 billion.  TriZetto customers BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and The Regence Group will provide a portion of the funding and will be equity investors in the new company.

Gibson Dunn’s team is led by Thomas Magill, a partner in the firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Group, and includes associates Erik Greupner, Drew Bordages and Kevin Schubert.

Details of the transaction are available on The TriZetto Group website.


For additional information on this matter, please contact the Gibson Dunn attorney with whom you work or Thomas D. Magill (949-451-3855, tmagill@gibsondunn.com) in Gibson Dunn’s Orange County office.

Gibson Dunn’s Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Group has extensive experience in all types of domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, including negotiated and contested mergers of public and private companies, stock and asset purchases, tender and exchange offers, restructurings and acquisitions out of bankruptcy, leveraged buyouts, private equity investments and joint ventures. Our M&A attorneys also provide advice to senior management, boards of directors, board committees (including special committees) and shareholders on a wide range of corporate governance matters, including the implementation of anti-takeover defenses and proxy contests.

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