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10 August 20214 minute read

DLA Piper advises Preqin in its acquisition of Colmore AG

DLA Piper represented Preqin, a leading provider of alternative assets data, analytics and insights, in its acquisition of Colmore AG, a private markets technology, services and administration business.

Preqin supports more than 110,000 professionals globally in raising capital, sourcing deals and investments and understanding performance by providing them with the most comprehensive alternative assets data and insights. Preqin’s acquisition of Colmore will allow Preqin to serve its clients across the entire private market investment lifecycle — from fundraising to due diligence and portfolio monitoring. Preqin also intends to enhance its market-leading benchmarks in partnership with Colmore, giving both companies’ clients the ability to compare their performance against the industry’s most accurate, timely and transparent benchmarks.

“We were pleased to bring together our extensive M&A and technology sector experience to advise Preqin on this transaction, which will enable Preqin to enhance its market-leading analytics solutions in the alternative investments sector,” said Jay Tannon, who led the multifaceted and multinational DLA Piper deal team.

In addition to Tannon (Washington, DC), the DLA Piper US deal team representing Preqin included partners Nathaniel McKitterick (Silicon Valley), Cathryn Le Regulski (Northern Virginia) and Rita Patel (Washington, DC); of counsel James Vickery (Austin) and Nia Brown (Washington, DC); attorney Lena Sutanovac (New York); of counsel Sameer Ghaznavi (Chicago); and associates Marco Berrios, Christina Chapin (both of Chicago), Dan Rosenberg (Washington, DC), Lea Lurquin (San Francisco) and Amanda Rooney (Northern Virginia).

The DLA Piper UK team was led by partner Chris Arnold and included associates Ed Coates and Alex Potop, as well as partner Neil Campbell, associate Joshua Gardner and partner Anthony Day, among others.

With a team of more than 1,000 corporate lawyers globally, DLA Piper helps clients execute complex cross-border transactions seamlessly, while supporting clients across all stages of development. The firm has been rated number one in global M&A volume for 11 consecutive years, according to Mergermarket.

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