LAWFUEL – Press Release Service – International law firm Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP has advised the shareholders of independent M&A intelligence provider The Mergermarket Group on their agreement to sell the entire issued share capital of the company to Pearson PLC. The transaction signed on 8 August.
Founded in 2000, mergermarket specialises in providing forward-looking origination and deal flow opportunities integrated with a comprehensive deals database, publishing its own proprietary data and regular legal and financial adviser league tables.
Caspar Hobbs, CEO of mergermarket, commented: “Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw has supported mergermarket from the very start of our business to our most recent transaction, our sale to Pearson. The firm has carried out every aspect of our legal work. What marks them out is not just that they are outstanding lawyers, but even more importantly, they understand business, their advice is really commercial and they are hard negotiators.”
The Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw team advising mergermarket was led by corporate partners Paul Maher and Michael Wallin assisted by Louise Cracknell. Travers Smith provided specific advice to the management of mergermarket on tax and other issues.
Simon Marchant of Freshfields advised Pearson PLC.