ProQuest’s Acquisition of Innovative Interfaces

Fried Frank acted as counsel to ProQuest in its acquisition of Innovative Interfaces and its entry into an incremental term loan credit facility to finance the acquisition.

Ex Libris, a wholly owned business of ProQuest, entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Innovative Interfaces.

The acquisition and financing are expected to close early in the first quarter of 2020. Until that time, the two companies will continue to operate independently. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed publicly.

Following the acquisition, Innovative will become a wholly owned business unit of Ex Libris.

Innovative Interfaces is a leading provider of integrated library systems for public, academic, and specialty libraries. Headquartered in Emeryville, California, Innovative has a global presence—serving thousands of libraries in 66 countries and offices worldwide.

ProQuest LLC provides research solutions. The Company offers digital vaults, research tools, microform information, dissertations, newspapers, journals, databases, and ebook resources.

Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is a leading global provider of cloud-based SaaS solutions that enable institutions and their individual users to create, manage, and share knowledge. In close collaboration with its customers and the broader community, Ex Libris develops creative solutions that increase library productivity, maximize the impact of research activities, enhance teaching and learning, and drive student mobile engagement.

The Fried Frank team was led by corporate partner Brian T. Mangino (Picture) and included corporate partner J. Christian Nahr; antitrust and competition partners Nathaniel L. Asker and Tobias Caspary; executive compensation & ERISA partner Jason R. Ertel; intellectual property and technology partner Amir R. Ghavi; tax partner Alan S. Kaden; corporate special counsel Bret T. Chrisope and Adam J. Ross; antitrust and competition special counsel Aleksandr B. Livshits; corporate real estate special counsel Melissa A. Meyrowitz; corporate associates Amelia J. Gordon, Paul C. Lee, Roxanne Lepore, and Vidit Mehra; antitrust and competition associates Valeri Bozhikov, Shruti Hiremath, and Matthew E. Joseph; corporate real estate associate Anne Catherine Podolsky; executive compensation & ERISA associates Samantha Steinfeld Rozell and Jaclyn I. Waters; intellectual property and technology associate Marli Sussman; and tax associates Shane C. Hoffmann and Karen Li.

Involved fees earner: Nathaniel Asker – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Valeri Bozhikov – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Tobias Caspary – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Bret Chrisope – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Jason Ertel – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Amir Ghavi – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Amelia Gordon – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Shruti Hiremath – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Shane Hoffmann – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Matthew Joseph – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Alan Kaden – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Paul Lee – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Roxanne Lepore – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Karen Li – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Aleksandr Livshits – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Brian Mangino – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Vidit Mehra – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Melissa Meyrowitz – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Christian Nahr – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Anne Catherine Podolsky – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Adam Ross – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Samantha Steinfeld Rozell – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Marli Sussman – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Jaclyn Waters – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson;

Law Firms: Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson;

Clients: ProQuest LLC;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti