Francisco Partners’ Acquisition of MyHeritage

Mayer Brown advised Francisco Partners on the deal.

Francisco Partners (FP) completed its acquisition of MyHeritage. MyHeritage is the leading global discovery platform for exploring family history.

Founded in 2003, MyHeritage uses pioneering technologies to make discovering family history easier and more accessible to millions of people. The MyHeritage platform, used by 62 million users around the worldwide and available in 42 languages, is the most popular DNA test and family history service in Europe.

Francisco Partners is a leading global investment firm with a focus on technology and technology-enabled businesses. Since its formation nearly 20 years ago, Francisco Partners has invested in more than 300 technology companies. With more than $25 billion in assets under management, FP invests in opportunities where its deep sectoral knowledge and operational expertise can help companies realize their full potential.

The cross-practice Mayer Brown team advising Francisco Partners on the financing aspects of the acquisition was led by London-based leveraged finance partner Stuart Brinkworth (Picture) and included Banking & Finance senior associate Danister de Silva and associate Iel Mirasol; and Tax Transactions & Consulting partner Matthew Mortimer and senior associate Matthew O’Brien.

Involved fees earner: Stuart Brinkworth – Mayer Brown; Danister de Silva – Mayer Brown; Ignacio Mirasol – Mayer Brown; Matthew Mortimer – Mayer Brown; Matthew O’Brien – Mayer Brown;

Law Firms: Mayer Brown;

Clients: Francisco Partners;

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Author: Federica Tiefenthaler