Press Release August 09, 2017

Neustar Completes $2.9 Billion Acquisition by a Private Investment Group

Neustar, Inc. announced the completion of its acquisition by a private investment group led by Golden Gate Capital for a transaction value of approximately $2.9 billion, including refinanced debt. An affiliate of GIC also invested in Neustar and is now a minority owner of the company. Neustar’s president and chief executive officer Lisa Hook will continue to lead the company.

Neustar drives the connected world forward. As a global information services provider and a leader in connection science, the company knows how to connect people, places and things. Its marketing, risk, security, registry and communications solutions help over 12,000 clients grow and guard their business.

Golden Gate Capital is a San Francisco-based private equity investment firm with over $15 billion of capital under management. The principals of Golden Gate Capital have a long and successful history of investing across a wide range of industries and transaction types, including going-privates, corporate divestitures and recapitalizations, as well as debt and public equity investments.

The Goodwin team advising Neustar, Inc. was led by partners Stuart Cable, Lisa Haddad, Blake Liggio, Jennifer Bralower, Alessandra Murata and Deborah Birnbach.

For additional details on the transaction, please read the press release.