Bedell Cristin advises on acquisition

Posted: 02/11/2017

Bedell Cristin has advised US private equity investment firm Leonard Green & Partners (LGP) on its acquisition of intellectual property management and technology group CPA Global.

CPA Global was founded in Jersey in 1969 and now serves customers in 200 jurisdictions. The group specialises in registration, protection and administration of intellectual property, and offers customers an integrated platform of IP software and technology-enabled solutions.

LGP is a private equity investment firm founded in 1989 and based in Los Angeles. The firm partners with experienced management teams, and often with founders, to invest in companies. Since its inception, it has invested in more than 80 companies.

Bedell Cristin's M&A team advised LGP in relation to all Jersey law aspects of the acquisition, including financing, due diligence, competition, transaction documentation and structuring arrangements.

The team was led by Partner Tim Pearce and included Senior Associates Guy Westmacott, Mark Nisbet and Will Austin-Vautier and Associates Richard Wilson and Natasha Bairstow. They worked alongside LGP's UK and US legal adviser, Latham & Watkins. 

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