Frankfurt am Main, 9 November 2018
SKYE PARTNERS has legally advised the New York-based private equity investor Motive Partners on the acquisition of the Frankfurt-based LPA Group. The parties have agreed not to disclose the terms of the transaction.
LPA Group, consisting of seven companies with subsidiaries also in Spain and Singapore, is headquartered in Frankfurt am Main and was founded in 1999. The company is a provider of solutions for financial market technology with a focus on corporate, commercial and private banks as well as asset managers. LPA offers a wide range of software solutions to optimize the sales process and regulatory compliance of financial instruments, in particular structured products and other financial market products. In addition, LPA provides strategic advisory and implementation services relating to MiFID II, PRIIP and FIDLEG requirements related to the Key Investor Information Document (KIID).
LPA has grown in recent years to almost 200 employees in 5 cities (Frankfurt, Leipzig, Madrid, Barcelona and Singapore). Due to further internationalization, further growth in the number of employees is planned. The first regions of expansion include the Asia-Pacific region, the United Kingdom and the United States, where Motive Partners will contribute their network and experience.
Motive Partners is a sector specialist investment firm that is focused on technology enabled companies that power the financial services industry. Based in New York and London and comprised of investors, operators and innovators, Motive Partners brings differentiated expertise, connectivity and capabilities to create long-term value in financial technology companies.
SKYE PARTNERS’ M&A and Private Equity advisory team advised Motive Partners for the first time on the legal topics required for the transaction, its legal due diligence and transaction execution. SKYE PARTNERS cooperated closely with Proskauer Rose (London) on the equity structuring of the transaction
Advisors to Motive Partners:
SKYE PARTNERS, Frankfurt a.M.: Holger Scheer, Christoph Breithaupt, Jana Kalbfleisch, Julia Rosigkeit, Sandra Brieske (all M&A/Private Equity, SKYE PARTNERS Frankfurt am Main), Jutta Schneider (tax); Richard Bull, Thomas Wood, Jenny Paramonova (all Private Equity, Proskauer Rose, London); Prof. Dr. Christian Czychowski, Luisa Siesmayer (IP/IT, Boehmert & Boehmert); Hendrik Muschal, Ashkan Saljoughi (HR, Ogletree).
Advisors to the Sellers:
Watson Farley & Williams LLP, Hamburg: Dr. Marcus Bechtel, Dr. Christoph Naumann, Torge Rademacher (all Corporate / M&A).
About SKYE PARTNERS:
SKYE PARTNERS (www.skye-partners.de) is active since February 2018 as a transaction law firm, specializing in corporate law, venture capital, private equity and mergers and acquisitions. With more than 25 years of international experience in corporate transactions, we use state-of-the-art software technology to form and coordinate bespoke teams for our clients’ complex transactions. Thereby, SKYE PARTNERS already developed a growing network of more than 400 legal advisers at 17 locations in the major jurisdictions of Europe, America, Asia and the Middle East.
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