Press Release October 31, 2017

First Eagle Investment Management Agrees to Acquire NewStar Financial

The Financial Industry team advised First Eagle Investment Management on its definitive agreement to acquire NewStar Financial, a finance company specializing in lending to middle-market companies, for $11.44 per share plus a tax-related contingent value right. The transaction is contingent on the sale by NewStar Financial of a $2.4 billion portfolio of loans and other credit investments to a fund sponsored by GSO Capital Partners.

First Eagle Investment Management is an independent, privately owned investment management firm headquartered in New York with approximately $116 billion in assets under management.

The Goodwin team was led by partners Thomas LaFond and Lisa Haddad and included partners Jacqueline Mercier, Janet Andolina and Anna Dodson; counsel Eric Roth; and associates Aselle Kurmanova, Eric Hinz and Remy Lotero.

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