Latham & Watkins LLP represented Astorg Asset Management and Anaqua in the transaction.
Anaqua, a portfolio company of Astorg Asset Management and a leading provider of innovation and intellectual property management solutions, executed the acquisition of global IP cost estimating software provider Quantify IP. The transaction further strengthens Anaqua’s strategic line of IP management solutions and offers law firms and corporations advanced portfolio cost budgeting and forecasting tools to enhance their IP management strategy.
Anaqua, Inc. is a premium provider of integrated, end-to-end innovation and intellectual property (IP) management solutions, serving more than 50% of the top 20 U.S. patent filers, top 20 global brands, and a growing number of the most prestigious, forward-looking law firms.
Founded in 1984, Quantify IP is the creator of the well-established and innovative Global IP Estimator. The company’s product portfolio has subsequently expanded to include the Portfolio Estimator, the Strategy Planner, and the Company Portfolios Revealed.
Marks Baughan Securities LLC served as exclusive financial advisor to Quantify IP in this transaction.
Latham & Watkins LLP represented Astorg Asset Management and Anaqua in the transaction with a corporate team led by New York partner David Beller (Picture), with associates Yana Izrailov and Nancy Zhu. Advice was also provided on tax matters by New York partner Matthew Dewitz, with associate Lea Li; on benefits and compensation matters by Washington, D.C. partner Adam Kestenbaum; on IP matters by New York partner Steven Betensky, with associate Caroline Herald; and on PPP loan and government contact matters by Washington, D.C. counsel Kyle Jefcoat, with associate Julia Lippman.
Involved fees earner: David Beller – Latham & Watkins; Steven Betensky – Latham & Watkins; Matthew Dewitz – Latham & Watkins; Caroline Herald – Latham & Watkins; Yana Izrailov – Latham & Watkins; Kyle Jefcoat – Latham & Watkins; Adam Kestenbaum – Latham & Watkins; Lea Li – Latham & Watkins; Julia Annie Clay Lippman – Latham & Watkins;
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