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Heisse Kursawe Eversheds advised Electra Partners on acquisition

  • Germany

    04-10-2013

    Electra Partners LLP, an independent private equity fund manager with its registered office in London, acquired the majority of UBM plc's Data Services businesses, with a transaction volume of approximately GBP 114 million.

    Heisse Kursawe Eversheds advised Electra on the acquisition together with lawyers from 13 Eversheds international offices and 15 relationship firms. In Germany, Electra was advised by Corporate Partner Sven Schweneke (lead), Alexander Niethammer (Partner, Corporate Commercial), Frank Achilles (Partner, Labour Law) as well as Dr. Christian Mense (Counsel, Corporate), Dr. Arndt Scheffler (Counsel, Anti-trust), Philipp Turnwald LL.M. (Counsel, Real Estate), Dr. Manuela Rauch (Counsel, Labour Law), Dr. Björn Ahner (Associate, Corporate), Dr. Tobias Maier (Senior Associate, Corporate Commercial), Nils Müller (Associate, Corporate Commercial) as well as Thomas Barth (Associate, Labour Law). On the part of Eversheds the offices in London, Paris, Brussels, Warsaw, Madrid and the Netherlands were, amongst others, involved.

    With this acquisition, Electra strengthens its portfolio in the area of software. The Data Services businesses provide data and information products which professionals use to support their decision-making and day-to-day business activities. Operating in 28 countries worldwide, the businesses serve a wide range of sectors including healthcare, technology and IP, global trade, aviation and forest products.

    Electra Partners is an independent private equity fund manager with more than 30 years' experience in the mid-market. As at 30 September 2012, the firm had funds under management of over GBP 1.3 billion. The firm's flexible investment approach allows it to invest across a broad range of sectors and financial instruments including equity, senior equity, convertibles and mezzanine debt. With its investments Electra Partners mainly focuses on Western Europe.

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