EagleView’s Acquisition of Spookfish


King & Wood Mallesons and Kirkland & Ellis LLP represented EagleView, a portfolio company of Vista Equity Partners in connection with its intention to acquire Spookfish.

Eagle View Technologies, Inc., the leading provider of aerial imagery and data analytics, acquired Spookfish Limited (ASX:SFI), an Australian listed public company focused on the development and commercialization of premium next generation geospatial imagery products and services, under an all-cash offer of AUD $0.08 per Spookfish share.

With this acquisition, EagleView simultaneously secures advanced Spookfish aerial camera technology for mass adoption in North America and establishes a presence in the Australian market. This acquisition follows an initial investment in Spookfish by EagleView in May 2016, and more than two years of joint development work to optimize Spookfish image capture technology.

Spookfish aerial cameras allow EagleView to capture at much higher resolution, defined by GSD (Ground Sample Distance), and establish a new standard in aerial image resolution for each of its markets. Higher resolution capture provides customers with very sharp images containing significantly more detail. This in turn allows them to interpret property features, conditions or changes with more accuracy and confidence.

King & Wood Mallesons has advised Eagle View Technologies, Inc. with a team including M&A partner David Friedlander (Picture), Senior Associate Mark Vanderneut and Law Graduate Tim Craven.

Kirkland & Ellis LLP advised Eagle View Technologies, Inc. with a team including Stuart E. Casillas, Joshua Zachariah and Abtin Jalali

Spookfish was advised by Clayton Utz with a team including Mark Paganin and special counsel Stephen Neale with key support from Benjamin Depiazzi and Heather Costelloe.

Involved fees earner: Mark Paganin – Clayton Utz; Stephen Neale – Clayton Utz; Stuart Casillas – Kirkland & Ellis; Joshua Zachariah – Kirkland & Ellis; Abtin Jalali – Kirkland & Ellis; David Friedlander – King & Wood Mallesons; Mark Vanderneut – King & Wood Mallesons;

Law Firms: Clayton Utz; Kirkland & Ellis; King & Wood Mallesons;

Clients: Spookfish Ltd; Eagle View Technologies, Inc.;

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Author: Michael Patrini