Eurazeo’s Acquisition of Questel

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP represented IK Investment Partners and RAISE Investissement on the deal. Allen & Overy et Eight Advisory advised Eurazeo Capital. Clifford chance advised Capza, Baring Asset Management Limited, Bridgepoint Credit, Park Square and SMBC.

IK Investment Partners and RAISE Investissement completed the sale of Questel, a major worldwide technology player in the area of intellectual property management, to Eurazeo.

Questel develops both SaaS solutions and added-value services focused on patents, designs and trademarks.

Eurazeo is a leading global investment company, with a diversified portfolio of€18.5 billion in assets under management, including €12.9 billion from thirdparties, invested in over 430 companies.

IK Investment Partners is a European private equity advisory group with Nordic roots, operating across Northern Europe.

Raise Investissement SAS operates as an investment company in France. The Company specializes in equity capital, recapitalization, industry consolidation, and other corporate situations.

The Willkie deal team advising IK and RAISE was led by corporate partners Eduardo Fernandez (Picture) and Grégory de Saxcé and included partner Paul Lombard (finance); partner Faustine Viala (antitrust); special European counsel Charles-Antoine Erignac (regulatory); and partner David Mortlock (US regulatory).

Eight Advisory Avocats advised Eurazeo with Guillaume Rembry, Baptiste Gachet and Jérémy Cosma.

Allen & Overy advised Eurazeo with Marc Castagnède, Romy Richter, Anne-Caroline Payelle, Timothé Drezet, Romaric Lazerges, Luc Lamblin, Florence Ninane, Noemie Bomble, Guillaume Valois, Charles del Valle, Olivier Picquerey, Laurie-Anne Ancenys, Xavier Jancène, Faustine Piechaud, Alix Pallier, Laetitia Nicolazzi and Manon Gourlay.

Clifford Chance advised Capza, Baring Asset Management Limited, Bridgepoint Credit, Park Square and SMBC with Thierry Arachtingi, Maroussia Cuny and Nina Yoshida.

Involved fees earner: Laurie-Anne Ancenys – Allen & Overy; Noemie Bomble – Allen & Overy; Marc Castagnede – Allen & Overy; Charles Del Valle – Allen & Overy; Timothé Drezet – Allen & Overy; Manon Gourlay – Allen & Overy; Xavier Jancène – Allen & Overy; Luc Lamblin – Allen & Overy; Romaric Lazerges – Allen & Overy; Laetitia Nicolazzi – Allen & Overy; Florence Ninane – Allen & Overy; Alix Pallier – Allen & Overy; Anne-Caroline Payelle – Allen & Overy; Olivier Picquerey – Allen & Overy; Faustine Piéchaud – Allen & Overy; Romy Richter – Allen & Overy; Guillaume Valois – Allen & Overy; Thierry Arachtingi – Clifford Chance; Maroussia Cuny – Clifford Chance; Nina Yoshida – Clifford Chance; Jérémy Cosma – Eight Advisory; Baptiste Gachet – Eight Advisory; Guillaume Rembry – Eight Advisory; Grégory de Saxcé – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Charles-Antoine Erignac – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Eduardo Fernandez – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Paul Lombard – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; David Mortlock – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Faustine Viala – Willkie Farr & Gallagher;

Law Firms: Allen & Overy; Clifford Chance; Eight Advisory; Willkie Farr & Gallagher;

Clients: Baring Asset Management Limited; Bridgepoint ; Capza; Eurazeo; IK Investment Partners; Park Square Capital, LLP; RAISE Investissement; SMBC Bank EU AG;