Inflexion Private Equity Partners and Informa’s Partnership With Novantas

In UK Kirkland & Ellis, White & Case, advised on the matter.

Kirkland & Ellis advised Informa with a team including Douglas DiMedio (Corporate M&A), Aneeq Durrani (Corporate M&A), Roger Johnson (Corporate M&A), Richard Watkins (Corporate M&A).

White & Case advised Inflexion Private Equity, Informa with a team including

Inflexion Private Equity Partners (Inflexion) and Informa PLC (Informa) acted as purchasers on the debt financing for their acquisition of Novantas and its combination with the brands and operation of FBX to create a new market leading financial data and technology provider.

The Inflexion investment is being made by its dedicated minority investment fund, Partnership Capital II. Inflexion is a mid-market private equity firm with UK offices in London and Manchester that invests in high growth, entrepreneurial businesses to accelerate their growth. Funds advised by Inflexion have funds under management of around £5.4 billion.

Informa is a leading international information services, advanced knowledge, exhibitions and events group which is listed on the London Stock Exchange and a member of the FTSE 100.

Novantas, a leading fintech provider of advanced decision support systems and data, provides financial institutions licensed offerings such as cross-bank data, predictive scoring and advanced analytics. 

The White & Case team that advised Inflexion and Informa on the transaction was led by partners Colin Harley (Picture; London) and Sherri Snelson (New York) and included associates Seamus Herrick, Kirsty Parker (both London), Claire Jordan and Ryan Talbott (both New York).

Kirkland & Ellis advised Inflexion Private Equity Partnersled by corporate partners Douglas DiMedio, Aneeq Durrani, Richard Watkins and Roger Johnson with support from Leo Greenberg. 

Involved fees earner: Douglas DiMedio – Kirkland & Ellis; Aneeq Durrani – Kirkland & Ellis; Leo Greenberg – Kirkland & Ellis; Roger Johnson – Kirkland & Ellis; Richard Watkins – Kirkland & Ellis; Colin Harley – White & Case; Seamus Herrick – White & Case; Claire Jordan – White & Case; Kirsty Parker – White & Case; Sherri Snelson – White & Case; Ryan Talbott – White & Case;

Law Firms: Kirkland & Ellis; White & Case;

Clients: Inflexion Private Equity; Informa;

Author: Giulia Di Palma