PE Tech Report


Like this article?

Sign up to our free newsletter

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

Bedell Cristin has advised Leonard Green & Partners (LGP), a 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. 

Pearce says: “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.”

Like this article? Sign up to our free newsletter