5 August 2020
Clifford Chance advises Partners Group on the sale of its minority interest in CPA Global, the world's leading IP management company
Leading international law firm Clifford Chance has advised Partners Group, the global private markets investment manager, on the sale of its minority interest in CPA Global, the world's leading IP management company, to Clarivate Plc, a global leader in providing trusted information and insights to accelerate the pace of innovation.
In the all-stock transformative combination, CPA Global shareholders including, Leonard Green & partners, Castik Partners and Partners Group, will receive a circa. 35% stake in Clarivate.
CPA Global provides IP management and technology solutions to more than 12,000 law firm and corporate customers, providing IP professionals with the information, insights and technology they need to manage the world's intellectual property. Together, CPA Global and Clarivate will form a true end-to-end solution that covers the entire innovation and IP lifecycle - from scientific and academic research to IP portfolio management and protection. The proposed combination of market-leading intellectual property software, data, technology and services will provide customers with seamless access to richer content and broader capabilities as they execute on their innovation and IP strategies.
The Clifford Chance team was led by Global Head of Private Equity Jonny Myers, who was supported by Senior Associates Angharad Lewis and Daniel Mutisya. US Securities advice was provided by Partner John Connolly.