Paul Hastings and Schjodt represented Oakley Capital, a leading Western Europe-focused private equity firm, on its agreements to acquire leading maritime e-learning businesses Seagull and Videotel.
Oakley Capital partnered with the management teams of Seagull and Videotel to acquire majority stakes in the businesses from their current shareholders, Herkules Private Equity and KVH Industries, respectively.
The Paul Hastings team was led by Matthew Poxon (Picture) and Oakley Capital relationship partner Anu Balasubramanian, and included corporate associates Aimee Fabri, Catherine Kennedy and Steven King alongside senior tax associate Jiten Tank. Paris partner Pierre Kirch and associates Joséphine Forquet and Anna-Lia Meyer advised on antitrust matters.
Schjodt, led by corporate partner Einar Caspersen and corporate associate Hannah Advocaat Lund advised on the Norwegian law aspects of the transaction.
Involved fees earner: Anu Balasubramanian – Paul Hastings; Aimee Fabri – Paul Hastings; Catherine Kennedy – Paul Hastings; Steven King – Paul Hastings; Pierre Kirch – Paul Hastings; Anna-Lia Meyer – Paul Hastings; Matthew Poxon – Paul Hastings; Jiten Tank – Paul Hastings; Hannah Advocaat Lund – Schjodt; Einar Caspersen – Schjodt;
Clients: Oakley Capital;