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Stephanie C. Evans

Partner

Evans, Stephanie C.

Stephanie Evans advises domestic and international clients on a wide range of corporate transactions, with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances and financings. She regularly advises boards and special committees in connection with transactions and provides advice on governance and commercial transactions. Her clients include private and public companies in a variety of industries, including financial services, defense and technology. She is active with emerging growth companies throughout their development cycle (see more on Ms. Evans’ emerging growth company practice on WilmerHaleLaunch.com). She was previously Vice Chair of the Corporate Practice Group. Ms. Evans also worked as an associate in the Global Investment Banking Group of Deutsche Banc Alex. Brown.

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized as a Washington DC leader in the corporate/M&A and private equity fields in the 2009-2016 editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers in Business,  with sources cited as saying she is "a dynamic and strong lawyer," "tenacious and very good" and "is hard-working and collaborative, and has a good, common-sense approach"
  • Recommended in the 2016 edition of The Legal 500 United States for her M&A/Corporate and Commercial: Middle-Market practice
  • Recognized by Diversity Journal to its 13th annual list of Women Worth Watching, which honors executive trailblazers for their passion, potential and positive influence both inside and outside the workplace

Publications & News

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June 22, 2016

The Legal 500 United States 2016 Recognizes 111 WilmerHale Lawyers Across 30 Practice Areas

The guide's rankings are based on a series of criteria, including client feedback, interviews with private practice lawyers, and its own research.

May 27, 2016

WilmerHale Lawyers and Practices Recognized in 2016 Edition of Chambers USA

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business announced its final rankings for the 2016 edition, with WilmerHale ranking among the nation's best in 47 practice area categories. Chambers also ranked 82 WilmerHale lawyers as leaders in their respective fields.

December 17, 2015

Barclays Completes Sale of its US Wealth & Investment Management Business to Stifel Financial

On December 4, 2015, Barclays PLC completed the sale of its US Wealth & Investment Management Business to Stifel Financial Corp. WilmerHale represented Barclays through this transaction, which was announced on June 8, 2015.

October 22, 2015

Navient Acquires Xtend Healthcare

Navient announced that it is leveraging its asset recovery and business process outsourcing capabilities into the fast-growing health care payments sector with the acquisition of Xtend Healthcare.

May 19, 2015

WilmerHale Practices, Lawyers Ranked Among Nation’s Best by Chambers USA

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business announced its final rankings for the 2015 edition, with WilmerHale ranking among the nation's best in 46 practice area categories. Chambers also ranked 86 WilmerHale attorneys as leaders in their respective fields.

October 16, 2014

Stephanie Evans Recognized Among Diversity Journal's Women Worth Watching

Diversity Journal has recognized Partner Stephanie Evans to its 13th annual list of Women Worth Watching, which honors executive trailblazers for their passion, potential and positive influence both inside and outside the workplace.

July 15, 2014

Sidelined strategic buyers back on the Mid-Atlantic M&A field in 2014, industry sources say

An analysis featuring Stephanie Evans, published by MergerMarket on July 15, 2014.

April 2, 2014

WilmerHale Represents Alcatel-Lucent in $200M Asset Divestiture

On April 1, 2014, Alcatel-Lucent announced that it formally signed and closed a definitive agreement for the sale of its subsidiary LGS Innovations LLC to a US-based company owned by a Madison Dearborn Partners-led investor group that includes CoVant.

August 26, 2013

Direct Edge and BATS Global Markets Agree to Merge

WilmerHale is representing its longstanding client, Direct Edge, in its recently announced merger with BATS Global Markets.

May 24, 2013

Chambers USA 2013 Final Results Announced

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business today announced its final rankings for the 2013 edition, in which 93 WilmerHale lawyers and 44 firm practice areas have been recognized as leading in their field.

Recent Highlights

Recent transactions in which Ms. Evans played a prominent role include: 

Financial Services

  • The pending sale of REDI Holdings, a leading execution management system provider, to Thomson Reuters
  • The investment by Route 66 Ventures in MotionSoft, a gym management software and billing solutions provider
  • The sale of Acacia Wealth Advisors, a boutique multi-family office in Los Angeles overseeing more than $500 million in assets, to HighTower
  • The sale of GC Services, an accounts receivable management company, to financial sponsor, Owner Resource Group, and management
  • The strategic investment and commercial arrangement of an international financing institution with Axis Trading Solutions 
  • The sale of Barclays PLC's Wealth & Investment Management Americas business to Stifel Financial
  • The acquisition by Asset Performance Group, a subsidiary of Navient Corporation, of the business of Xtend Healthcare, which provides health insurance claims billing and account resolution, as well as patient billing and customer service to critical-access hospitals, individual medical facilities, and multi-hospital, university-affiliated health systems 
  • The acquisition by Asset Performance Group, a subsidiary of Navient Corporation, of the business of Gila LLC, which provides receivables management services and account processing solutions for states, courts, and municipalities
  • Representation of the special committee of the board of directors of AcadiaSoft, a leading industry provider of margin automation for counterparties engaged in collateral management worldwide, in its capital raise involving BNP Paribas, Citi, Societe Generale, UBS, ICAP, DTCC and Euroclear.
  • The investment by TransUnion in Drivers History, a leading provider of traffic violations and criminal court data for insurance risk management
  • The sale of Foldes Financial Management, a leading investment management service provider, to Evensky & Katz
  • The sale of the Wealth Management Solutions business of Prudential Investments to Envestnet
  • Representation of Golden Capital Management in connection with a transaction with Wells Fargo
  • The sale by E*Trade of Kobren Insight Management, its investment advisory business
  • The sale of Dwight Asset Management by Old Mutual Asset Management to Goldman Sachs Asset Management  
  • The sale by Old Mutual (US) Holdings, Inc. of its subsidiary, Thomson, Horstmann & Bryant, Inc. (THB) to members of THB's management
  • The acquisition by Evercore Partners of MJC Associates, a commercial real estate advisory boutique 
  • The business combination of Direct Edge and BATS Global Market
  • The business combination involving Direct Edge and ISE Stock Exchange
  • The acquisition of Pulse Trading by State Street  
  • The sale of NYFIX to a subsidiary of NYSE Euronext
  • The sale of Sallie Mae's Campus Solutions business to Higher One
  • The acquisition by Sallie Mae of SC Services and the investment in Next Generation Insurance
  • The acquisition of CitiStreet by ING

Defense

  • The acquisition by Booz Allen Hamilton of the software services unit of the Charleston, SC technology firm SPARC 
  • The acquisition by AVIC International of Align Aerospace, a leading distributor of fasteners and other hardware for the aerospace industry
  • The acquisition by Booz Allen Hamilton of the healthcare unit of Genova Technologies
  • The acquisition by Booz Allen Hamilton of SDI Corporation
  • The acquisition of the Defense Systems Engineering & Support division of ARINC by Booz Allen Hamilton
  • The sale of LGS Innovations, a subsidiary of Alcatel Lucent, to Madison Dearborn and Covant
  • The acquisition of ASRC Federal Holding Company of Mission Solutions Engineering from CSC
  • The sale of BAE Systems Safety Products Inc. and Schroth Safety Products Gmbh to Takata Corporation
  • The acquisition by BAE Systems of OASYS Technology
  • The acquisition by BAE Systems of Atlantic Marine

Technology

  • The acquisition of AdMobius by Lotame
  • The sale of TARGUSinfo to Neustar
  • The acquisition by Smiths Interconnect, a division of global technology business Smiths Group plc, of Power Holdings Inc. from Bertram Growth Capital I, L.P.

Other Industries

  • The sale of Educational Testing Service's Scholarship & Recognition Programs business to International Scholarship and Tuition Services
  • The sale by Educational Testing Service of learning, assessment and professional development programs to Northwest Evaluation Association 
  • The acquisition by Educational Testing Service of Computer Assessments and Learning 
  • The section 363 purchase of certain assets by MV Transit from Coach America 
  • The section 363 purchase of certain assets by Transportation Management Systems from Coach America
  • The restructuring of ASTAR Air Cargo

Professional Activities

Ms. Evans has been a guest speaker at universities and technology organizations on issues affecting startups and entrepreneurs, such as mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and financing options.

Ms. Evans is a member of the American Bar Association (Business Law Section) and the DC Bar Association. Ms. Evans is also a member of the WilmerHale Asian Pacific American Affinity Group and the WilmerHale Diversity Committee. In addition, she is active with the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association.

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Education

JD, with High Honors, George Washington University Law School, 1996

BBA, summa cum laude, Baylor University, 1993

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia

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