July 15, 2019 (London) – International law firm Proskauer advised client AnaCap Financial Partners, a leading specialist European financial services private equity firm and active investor across Europe, in the sale of Ellisphere to Andera Partners and Tikehau Capital.
Ellisphere is a French business intelligence company that specializes in data and analytics. It collects and processes data to provide high quality, tailored solutions to support clients' decision-making processes. It offers a comprehensive range of business and marketing information services that allow its clients to develop their customer portfolios, manage risk and monitor client exposure. The company is headquartered in Nanterre and employs more than 300 staff across 8 locations in France.
The exit comes two years after AnaCap's initial investment and will generate a 2.6x money multiple and 52% internal rate of return for the firm. AnaCap acquired the business in 2017, supporting the strong management team to enable the expansion of its core offerings with new products, including Compliance solutions.
Proskauer's M&A team have advised AnaCap on a number of recent transactions, including the sales of AssurOne Group to Societe Centrale Prevoir SA and of First Names Group to SGG Group.
The Proskauer team was led by London private equity partner Richard Bull with support from associate Jenny Bowe (Corporate). Proskauer worked alongside the Paris office of Norton Rose Fulbright (Benedicte Denis), who advised on the French law aspects of the transaction.