Baring Private Equity Asia’s Investment in Clarivate Analytics Plc


Citigroup Global Markets (“Citi”) is acting as capital markets advisor to Churchill. Citi and M. Klein and Company served as financial advisors to Churchill. Blank Rome LLP and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP served as legal counsel to Churchill. Credit Suisse acted as lead financial advisor to Clarivate. J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley and UBS Investment Bank also served as financial advisors to Clarivate. Latham & Watkins LLP served as legal counsel to Clarivate and Onex Partners. Baring Private Equity Asia was advised by Ropes & Gray LLP.

Clarivate Analytics Plc, a global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to accelerate the pace of innovation, and Churchill Capital Corp (NYSE: CCC, CCCWS, and CCCU), a publicly traded investment vehicle, closed their merger following the receipt of stockholder approval at Churchill’s special meeting of stockholders held today. In connection with the consummation of the merger, the combined company was renamed Clarivate Analytics Plc, and anticipates that starting on May 14, 2019, its ordinary shares and warrants will begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange and NYSE American under the symbols CCC and CCC WS, respectively.

Churchill would like to thank the Churchill and Clarivate teams for bringing this transaction to a closing and would also like to thank Michael Klein for his service to Churchill as its Chairman.

The Ropes & Gray team was led by private equity partners Neill Jakobe and Timothy Castelli, tax partner Elaine Murphy, securities & public companies partner Zachary Blume and private equity associate Justin Voeks.

Involved fees earner: Zachary Blume – Ropes & Gray; Timothy Castelli – Ropes & Gray; Neill Jakobe – Ropes & Gray; Elaine Murphy – Ropes & Gray; Justin Voeks – Ropes & Gray;

Law Firms: Ropes & Gray;

Clients: Baring Private Equity Asia;

Author: Ambrogio Visconti