Oakley Capital’s Acquisition of a Majority Stake in TechInsights

Kirkland & Ellis advised Oakley Capital Fund IV on the deal. Latham & Watkins advised CVC Growth Funds. Ropes & Gray advised Oakley Capital.

Oakley Capital Fund IV announced the acquisition of a majority stake in TechInsights, alongside CVC Growth, from Oakley Capital Fund III.

The transaction will support the strong future growth potential of the business, as well as the significant strategic and sectoral synergies CVC Growth offers.

TechInsights is an information services platform for the microelectronics sector.

Oakley Capital is a leading Western Europe-focused private equity firm.

The Kirkland team was led by corporate partner Jacob Traff (Picture) and associates Nick Appleton, Oliver Newling and Euan Alston; debt finance partners Neel Sachdev and Kanesh Balasubramaniam and associate Marco Bagnato; tax partners Peter Abbott and James Seddon; antitrust and competition partner Matthew Sinclair-Thomson and paralegal Diego Rodriguez; technology & IP transactions partner John Patten and associate Max Harris.

The Latham team was led by London corporate partners Linzi Thomas and Kem Ihenacho, with associates Maarten Overmars, Michael Houlder, and Warren Wellington. 

The Ropes & Gray team was led by private equity transactions partner Helen Croke, with associate Eamon Gallagher. Other members of the team included tax partner Chris Agnoli and associate Charlie Voisey, data, privacy & cybersecurity associate Edward Machin, litigation & enforcement counsel Paige Berges, trainee William Allen (all London) and finance counsel Alyson Stewart (Boston). 

Involved fees earner: Peter Abbott – Kirkland & Ellis; Euan Alston – Kirkland & Ellis; Nick Appleton – Kirkland & Ellis; Marco Bagnato – Kirkland & Ellis; Kanesh Balasubramaniam – Kirkland & Ellis; Max Harris – Kirkland & Ellis; Oliver Newling – Kirkland & Ellis; John Patten – Kirkland & Ellis; James Seddon – Kirkland & Ellis; Matthew Sinclair-Thomson – Kirkland & Ellis; Jacob Traff – Kirkland & Ellis; Michael Houlder – Latham & Watkins; Kem Ihenacho – Latham & Watkins; Maarten Overmars – Latham & Watkins; Linzi Thomas – Latham & Watkins; Warren Wellington – Latham & Watkins; Charlie Voisey – Ropes & Gray; Chris Agnoli – Ropes & Gray; Paige Berges – Ropes & Gray; Helen Croke – Ropes & Gray; Eamon Gallagher – Ropes & Gray; Edward Machin – Ropes & Gray; Alyson Stewart – Ropes & Gray;

Law Firms: Kirkland & Ellis; Latham & Watkins; Ropes & Gray;

Clients: CVC Growth Funds; Oakley Capital; Oakley Capital Fund IV;