Sidley adds two private equity partners in New York

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Sidley Austin has appointed Anthony Norris and Christopher Rile as partners in the firm's global M&A and Private Equity practice in New York. 

They join from Ropes & Gray LLP, where they have been longtime partners in the firm’s private equity transaction group.

Norris and Rile represent leading private equity sponsors on mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, joint ventures, preferred equity investments, securities offerings, and other significant transactions. Mr. Norris focuses on industries such as healthcare, software, and technology. Mr. Rile will focus his practice on representing private equity sponsors and public and private businesses in a wide range of industries such as healthcare and life sciences, software and technology, consumer and distribution, financial services, industrials, business services, and professional sports.

“Anthony and Chris will be great additions to our rapidly growing premium private equity practice,” says Dan Clivner, co-leader of the firm’s global M&A and Private Equity practice. “Their decades of experience and superior relationships will be valued by the firm and our clients as we continue the expansion of our private equity capabilities in New York and globally.”

“The addition of Anthony and Chris is another major step forward for Sidley in achieving our strategic goal of building a market leading private equity practice in New York,” says Sam Gandhi, managing partner of Sidley’s New York office and member of its Executive Committee. “They share our vision of utilizing a team of world-class talent to provide innovative and pragmatic advice to PE sponsor clients and their portfolio companies.”

“I am excited to join Sidley and its expanding private equity practice in New York,” says Norris. “Sidley’s reputation as a leader in private equity, M&A, finance, regulatory, healthcare and life sciences, and so many other areas is a great fit for our sponsor clients and their portfolio companies.”