Bedell Cristin advises Leonard Green & Partners on acquisition of CPA Global

02 Nov 2017

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

CPA Global was founded in Jersey in 1969 and has grown to become a major international organisation, servicing customers’ needs in 200 jurisdictions. The group specialises in registration, protection and administration of intellectual property, and it offers its customers a unique integrated platform of IP software and technology-enabled solutions.

LGP is a leading 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 market-leading companies. Since inception, it has invested in over 80 companies.

Bedell Cristin's experienced 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 Jersey-based team from Bedell Cristin 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. The team worked on the deal alongside LGP's UK and US legal advisor, Latham & Watkins LLP.

Tim Pearce commented: "We were thrilled to be instructed by LGP and to work alongside Latham & Watkins on this important mandate. As well as being a world leader in its sector, CPA Global is one of Jersey's most significant businesses. Our involvement again demonstrates Bedell Cristin's credentials for major M&A deals."