International law firm CMS has advised the shareholders and management of leading legal business intelligence provider, Globe Business Media Group, on its acquisition by Law Business Research Ltd., a portfolio company of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners VI, LP.
Globe is a leading provider of business intelligence for the international legal and intellectual property markets. It is based in the UK and Hong Kong and has a range of products including Globe’s market-leading flagship platform, Lexology.
Law Business Research provides information services to the international legal community through a portfolio of physical and online publications and research tools. Its combination with Globe, increases its geographic footprint and will create one of the largest providers of business intelligence to the global legal services market.
The CMS team was led by Rob Willis on the M&A aspects and Chris Mackie on the management equity aspects, supported by Max Weaver, Paul Cole, Alasdair Goodison, Ava Moussavi, Nyambura Kiarie and Hager Osman (Corporate), Stephen Hignett, Becky Stewart and Rachel Arnison (Tax), Andy Quayle and Cathy Wears (Share schemes), Joel Vertes and Aminder Khatkar (IP), Sarah Ozanne and Molly Grace (Employment), Matthew Speed and Hannah Morley (Real Estate), Omar Qureshi (Anti-bribery); Simon Pilcher (Pensions); Victoria Gaskell and Samuel Oustayiannis (Commercial) and Joanna Au (CMS Hong Kong).
Corporate partner Rob Willis, commented “This is a defining deal in the legal information sector, we were delighted to be able to support Globe to achieve its commercial goals".