GWI’s $180 Million Series B Funding Round

Fried Frank acted as counsel to Permira in its leading of the round.

GWI closed the US$180 million Series B funding round, valuing the company at US$850 million.

GWI enables clients to analyze harmonized-data sets across geographies through an easy-to-use platform, resulting in faster insights and quicker time-to-market, with customers including Google, Spotify, Twitter, EA, Red Bull, WPP, and Omnicom. The new investment will be used to further advance GWI’s software as a service (SaaS) platform.

Permira is a global investment firm that backs successful businesses with growth ambitions. Founded in 1985, the firm advises funds with assets under management of approximately US$65bn (€58bn) and makes long-term majority and minority investments. 

The Fried Frank team was led by corporate partners Dan Oates (Picture) and Brian T. Mangino, and included corporate partners Neil Caddy and Michael T. Gershberg; antitrust and competition partners Nathaniel L. Asker and Tobias Caspary; intellectual property and technology partner Amir R. Ghavi; tax partners Alan S. Kaden and Nick Thornton; antitrust and competition special counsel Aleksandr B. Livshits; executive compensation & ERISA special counsel Andrea L. Pollak; intellectual property and technology special counsel Michael A. Kleinman; corporate associates Angela Becker, Gregory Bernstein, and Claire Zhu; antitrust and competition associates Harrisson C. Kummer, Neda Moussavi, and Rebecca Ponnuthurai; executive compensation & ERISA associates P. Ryan Davis and Matthew Rutchik; intellectual property and technology associate Justin P. Charles; tax associates Thomas Bramall, Rodney H. Hill, Shane C. Hoffmann, Karen Li, and Richard Pilgrim; and tax law clerk Kelsey Massey.

Involved fees earner: Nathaniel Asker – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Angela Becker – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Gregory Bernstein – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Thomas Bramall – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Tobias Caspary – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Justin Charles – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; P. Ryan Davis – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Michael Gershberg – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Amir Ghavi – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Rodney Hill – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Shane Hoffmann – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Alan Kaden – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Michael Kleinman – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Harrisson Kummer – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Karen Li – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Aleksandr Livshits – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Brian Mangino – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Neda Moussavi – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Neil Caddy – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Dan Oates – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Richard Pilgrim – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Andrea Pollak – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Rebecca Ponnuthurai – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Matthew Rutchik – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Nick Thornton – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Claire Zhu – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson;

Law Firms: Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson;

Clients: Permira;