December 11, 2019

FaegreBD Advises Access Partnership on £13 Million Investment from Mobeus Equity Partners

Faegre Baker Daniels has advised the shareholders of Access Partnership, an international public policy firm, on a £13 million investment by Mobeus Equity Partners for a minority share in the business.

Headquartered in London with offices in the U.S., Africa, Asia and the Middle East, Access Partnership advises many of the world’s largest technology companies and governments on how to shape data policy, infrastructure regulation and compliance—responding to the rapidly changing regulatory and technology landscape. The investment from Mobeus will enable Access Partnership to continue its high-growth trajectory and further expand both its services and geographic reach.

The deal drew on the breadth and depth of FaegreBD’s multi-jurisdictional capability and cross-border expertise and Access Partnership commended the firm for its outstanding work on the matter.

“We are happy with the outcome of this investment, which would have been impossible without the support of our seasoned colleagues at Faegre Baker Daniels whose trans-national and commercially minded advice and solutions enabled us to get the deal done, while focusing on building the business,” said Greg Francis, managing director of Access Partnership.

The FaegreBD team included: Melanie Wadsworth, partner; Jonathon Gunn, associate; Ed Marlow, counsel; Matt Levy, partner; Jim Pfau, partner; Allison Schten, associate; and Edan Shertzer, associate.

“We are delighted to have advised the Access team on such an important step for this fast-growing company, thereby enabling it to expand its first-class offerings in the rapidly changing regulatory arena,” said Melanie Wadworth, FaegreBD partner. “This was a technical deal that drew on a cross-section of Faegre Baker Daniels’ corporate, banking, employment and intellectual property capabilities in both the U.K. and the U.S., providing Access Partnership with both seamless and timely service.”

Access Partnership was also advised by Equiteq. Mobeus Equity Partners instructed Osborne Clarke, with Clearwater International providing buy-side support. RSM, Roland Berger, Grant Thornton and Stratton HR, provided required due diligence.

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