Blackstone’s $17 Billion Acquisition Of 55% Interest In Thomson Reuters

Niederer Kraft Frey advised Swiss group companies of Thomson Reuters in a major complex cross-border restructuring resulting in Thomson Reuters to sell its Financial & Risk business, nowadays known as Refinitiv, into a joint venture managed by Blackstone for a price of USD 17 billion.

The transaction was closed on 1 October 2018.

Thomson Reuters (TSX/NYSE: TRI) is the world’s leading provider of news and information-based tools to professionals. Its worldwide network of journalists and specialist editors keep customers up to speed on global developments, with a particular focus on legal, regulatory and tax changes. Thomson Reuters shares are listed on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges.

The NKF team was led by partners Markus Kronauer (Tax, in Picture) and Andreas Casutt (Corporate/M&A), working with senior associates Mirjam Vögeli and Roman Sturzenegger (both Corporate/M&A).

Involved fees earner: Andreas Casutt – Niederer Kraft Frey Ltd; Markus Kronauer – Niederer Kraft Frey Ltd; Roman Sturzenegger – Niederer Kraft Frey Ltd; Mirjam Vögeli – Niederer Kraft Frey Ltd;

Law Firms: Niederer Kraft Frey Ltd;

Clients: Thomson Reuters;