Norton Rose Fulbright advises AnaCap on acquisition of Ellisphere

Global Business April 21, 2017

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has advised AnaCap Financial Partners (AnaCap), the specialist European financial services private equity firm, on its acquisition of French intelligence business provider Ellisphere from Natixis SA. The transaction was completed on April 13, 2017.

Ellisphere is a market leader in the business intelligence market in France. It provides in business and marketing information services allowing its clients to develop their portfolio of customers, manage risk and monitor client exposure.

Richard Bull, partner, Norton Rose Fulbright, comments:

“Having advised AnaCap on various transactions throughout Europe in recent years, we are delighted to have also worked on this transaction with them, which sees AnaCap expand its investment portfolio in France.”

The cross London and Paris team at Norton Rose Fulbright that advised AnaCap was led by partners Richard Bull and Bénédicte Denis, assisted by senior associates Marie-Adélaïde de Fleurieu and Sophie O’Connor. Partner Antoine Colonna d’Istria advised on tax aspects. Partners Alexandra Triptree and Janet Butterworth advised on financing aspects.

Other counsel:

  • Natixis was advised by French law firm de Pardieu Brocas Maffei with partner Guillaume Touttée and Alexandre Blestel
  • Ellisphere’s management was advised by French law firm Racine with partner Xavier Rollet (tax) and partner Jean-Christophe Beaury (management package).

For further information please contact:

Carole Guettier, Senior business development manager, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
Tél: + 33 (0)1 56 59 52 75

Charles Billiard, Communication Executive, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
Tél: + 33 (0)1 56 59 52 96

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