24 December 2019
- Andrew Crook, Jacob Kahwaji, Jonathan Halliwell, Ivo Basoski, Alice Bradshaw, Richard Gordon, Sherry Khalili
Clifford Chance advises Five V Capital on acquisition of Zenith Investment Partners
Leading international law firm Clifford Chance has advised Australian private equity firm Five V Capital on its investment in funds ratings agency and investment research house Zenith Investment Partners.
Five V closed its third growth capital fund earlier this year, and its acquisition of Zenith Investment Partners marks the first deal out of Fund III. Zenith Investment Partners is a leading provider of independent investment research, managed accounts and consulting services for the financial advice industry.
Partner Andrew Crook led a cross practice team for the transaction, with support from counsel Jacob Kahwaji and Jonathan Halliwell, senior associate Ivo Basoski and associate Alice Bradshaw. The acquisition financing for the transaction was led by Australia managing partner Richard Gordon, with support from senior associate Sherry Khalili.
Andrew said, "This is a landmark deal for Five V, being their lead investment from Fund III and their second investment in the financial services sector. We congratulate Five V and are very happy to have been able to partner with them".
Jacob adds, "Closing this transaction is a great way to end the year, and continues the strong performance of our private equity team in 2019. It has been a pleasure working with Five V in bringing this deal to fruition".