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CMS advises GeoComply on investment from Blackstone Growth and Atairos

23 March 2021

International law firm CMS has advised GeoComply Solutions Inc. (GeoComply) on its minority investment led by funds managed by Blackstone Growth and from Atairos. 

GeoComply leverages advanced geolocation data to make better risk-based decisions and is a critical piece of infrastructure for some of the world’s largest tech companies. This investment, which represents the first commitment of institutional capital in GeoComply, aims to support GeoComply’s continued growth.

CMS advised GeoComply on all legal aspects of the investment, supported by Sheppard Mullin in the US and Dentons in Canada. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions.

Rob Willis, CMS Corporate Partner, comments: “We are delighted to have assisted GeoComply and its founders, Anna and David, on this exciting investment which will support the company’s continued growth and cement its market leading position. This transaction demonstrates the firm’s ability to collaborate with other global law firms to deliver advice seamlessly to international clients across multiple jurisdictions.”

The CMS team was led by corporate partner, Rob Willis, and supported by Andrew Quayle (Share Schemes) and Ian McKie (Corporate).