Dentons has advised Informa PLC (“Informa”), the international Academic Markets, B2B Markets and Digital Services Group, on the acquisition of Tarsus Group (“Tarsus”) at an initial enterprise value of U$940 million. The combination enhances Informa’s presence in growing regions and markets.
Tarsus has been owned by Charterhouse Capital Partners since 2019. Founded in 1998, Tarsus has grown to become one of the most well-known and respected names in the B2B events industry. Businesses around the world, from small businesses to fast-growing start-ups and well-known brands rely on its events and media to launch products, build supply chains and brand awareness.
Rupert Hopley, Company Secretary and Group General Counsel of Informa commented, “The Dentons team did an outstanding job for us and really delivered to a tight timetable. Their technical expertise, professionalism and dedication were crucial in Informa being able to achieve a successful outcome.”
Neil Nicholson, head of UK Corporate at Dentons said, “We’re very pleased to support longstanding client Informa on this complicated, cross border deal, delivered quickly and efficiently. Acting for great clients like Informa on such transactions is core to our strategy.”
Dentons multijurisdictional and multidisciplinary team advised Informa on all legal aspects of the transaction, which was led from the UK by Neil Nicholson, together with Corporate partner James Vernon, Corporate counsels Vonetta Dale and Michael Snook, Corporate associates Ben Havard, Vincent Leung, Katie Henson and Alex Macdonald, and Corporate trainee Ahmad Yasin. Specialist teams in anti-trust, employment, banking, data privacy, IP and tax also provided support. Local advice was provided by Dentons teams from around the globe including the US, the UAE, Mexico, China, Turkey and Singapore.
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