Webcast: IPOs and Public Company Readiness: Outsourcing Transactions

April 23, 2019

Whether to reduce costs and improve profitability, or improve performance or scalability of a company’s operations, there are many ways a company can leverage outsourcing to prepare for an IPO. Members of our Capital Markets and Strategic Sourcing and Commercial Transactions Practice Groups discuss the potential benefits of outsourcing and how to avoid the many pitfalls when sourcing and contracting for outsourcing services.

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Stewart L. McDowell is a partner in Gibson Dunn’s San Francisco office, Co-Chair of the Capital Markets Practice Group, and a member of the Corporate Transactions Practice Group and the Steering Committee of the Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance Practice Group. Ms. McDowell’s practice involves the representation of business organizations as to capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions, SEC reporting, corporate governance and general corporate matters. She has significant experience representing both underwriters and issuers in a broad range of both debt and equity securities offerings. She also represents both buyers and sellers in connection with U.S. and cross-border mergers, acquisitions and strategic investments.

William J. Peters is a partner in Gibson Dunn’s Los Angeles office, Co-Chair of the Strategic Sourcing and Commercial Transactions Practice Group, and a member of the Corporate Transactions Practice Group. He has spent his entire legal career in the information technology and business process outsourcing industries, including serving as corporate counsel to a major ITO service provider and general counsel to a leading HR BPO services provider. Mr. Peters has extensive experience representing and counseling clients on a wide range of legal and business issues relating to complex sourcing and technology transactions. His experience includes structuring, negotiating, and documenting large-scale business process and information technology outsourcing arrangements, ERP implementation agreements, application service provider agreements, software development agreements, and software licenses.

Kari Krusmark is a senior associate in Gibson Dunn’s Los Angeles office and a member of the Corporate Transactions, Strategic Sourcing and Commercial Transactions, and Technology Transactions Practice Groups. Ms. Krusmark’s practice focuses on the structuring and negotiation of a wide range of transactions, including agreements for cloud services; information technology outsourcing (ITO) services; business process outsourcing (BPO) services; systems implementation and integration; application development, licensing and maintenance; consulting services; transitional services; strategic alliances; OEM and reseller arrangements; contract manufacturing; the purchase and sale of goods and services; and other technology-related matters.