Convene Announces Strategic Investment Led by HBC and Ares Management
Vinson & Elkins LLP advised Sentry Center Holdings LLC (dba Convene), the leading hybrid meeting, event and workspace provider, in connection with all real estate matters relating to a recapitalization plan led by Hudson’s Bay Company, a holding company at the intersection of real estate, technology and retail, and a fund managed by the Private Equity Group of Ares Management Corporation, a leading global alternative investment manager.
The V&E real estate team was led by partner Adam Endick and counsel Tyler Vinal, with assistance from counsel Jenn Cooley and Abram Seaman-Baldaro, senior associates Michael Svetich and Tyler Hokanson and associates Joe O’Connell, Alice Choi, Andrew St. Cyr, Alex Viner and Joshua Gelnick. Other key team members included counsel Corinne Snow and associate Milton Padilla.
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