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Latham & Watkins Advises Bridgepoint Europe on Investment in PEI Group

December 20, 2023
Cross-practice team counsels on investment to fund the next stage of growth for PEI Group.

Latham & Watkins has advised Bridgepoint Europe on its investment in PEI Group, a leading international provider of information, insights and events for the global alternative private assets market. Following five years of support from Bridgepoint Development Capital, Bridgepoint’s small mid cap fund, PEI has grown substantially in the period, tripling revenue and quadrupling EBITDA, to a scale where it can now attract further funding from Bridgepoint’s larger buyout fund, Bridgepoint Europe VII.

The new investment is being committed alongside a meaningful reinvestment from existing investors, management and Bridgepoint Development Capital and will fund both organic and acquisitive growth of the business.

The transaction closes in January 2024.

The Latham team was led by London corporate partners Paul Dolman and Farah O’Brien, with associates James Richards, Matthew O’Connor, Oscar Phillipson, Noreen Hesse, and Catherine Fellows. Advice on finance matters was provided by London partner Dominic Newcomb, with associates Tian Sun and Nicole Courtney; on tax matters by London partner Helen Lethaby and counsel James Leslie, and New York partner Matthew Dewitz, with associate Jeremiah Cowen; on competition matters by Brussels partner David Little and associate Oscar Hayward; on data and technology matters by London partners Gail Crawford and Christian McDermott; with associates Liz Longster, Oscar Bjartell, and Irina Vasile; on benefits and employment matters by London partner Sarah Gadd, with associate Joseph Goddard; on financial regulatory matters by London partner Nicola Higgs and counsel Becky Critchley, with associate Ella McGinn; on US corporate matters by New York partner Jane Greyf, with associates Ozden Samur-LaBruna and Abigail Keyes; and on Hong Kong corporate matters by associates Yvette Ho and Haifan (Mark) Hu.