Press Release July 06, 2022

HqO Acquires Workplace Employee Experience (EX) Measurement Leader, Leesman

A cross-border Goodwin Proptech and M&A team advised HqO on its acquisition of Leesman. 

HqO is an industry leading tenant and workplace experience platform transforming how people connect with each other and the places they work. Active in over 250 million square feet in 25 countries, 57% of the Fortune 100 rely on HqO to enhance their workplace experiences, improve employee satisfaction, and drive operational excellence.

Leesman is the world leader in measuring and analyzing the experiences of employees in their places of work. Through a series of assessment tools, Leesman captures employee sentiments on how effectively the work environments they use support them.

This acquisition furthers HqO’s commitment to transforming the modern office and enabling people to connect with the places they work.

The Goodwin deal team was led by Sava Savov, Saya Sharma, Gartan Tracey, Caitlin Chan and Jack McCarthy (U.K. Corporate), John LeClaire, Shoaib Ghias, Eric Weberman and Scott Carson (U.S. Corporate), Dulcie Daly and Satvi Vepa (Tax), Gretchen Scott, James Taylor, Anjlee Sakaria and Nikhil Vyas (IP/Commercial), and Chris Tutton (Employment).

Goodwin’s groundbreaking Proptech practice — led by Real Estate Industry practice chair Minta Kay and Technology practice partner John Mutkoski — is the first of its kind among leading global law firms. The group advises innovators and investors in the growing proptech space.

Goodwin has been counsel to HqO since its inception and also served as counsel to company co-founder and CEO Chase Garbarino in his prior venture, AmericanInno, and serves as counsel to Chase’s father John Garbarino in his role as a partner at Webster Equity Partners.

For more details, read the press release.