The Law Report Group has been sold to Mergermarket Group

The Law Report Group has been sold to Mergermarket Group

DeSilva+Phillips client, The Law Report Group, New York-based publisher of The Hedge Fund Law Report and the FCPA Report, has been acquired by Mergermarket Group, a BC Partners portfolio company.

The acquisition bolsters Mergermarket Group’s legal and regulatory expertise. The Hedge Fund Law Report is the definitive source of actionable intelligence on hedge fund law and regulation, offering incisive analysis of key developments in rulemaking, compliance, case law, regulation, enforcement, taxation, derivatives, marketing and best practices. The FCPA Report combines domain expertise with deep research and reporting to yield actionable insight on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and global anti-bribery law.

As increased global regulation surrounds hedge fund activities and anti-corruption enforcement continues to rise, the acquisition is a natural extension for the Mergermarket Group product suite that includes Mergermarket, Debtwire, Dealreporter, Infinata, Policy and Regulatory Report (PaRR), Wealthmonitor and Xtract Research. With a global footprint in 65 countries, the Mergermarket Group provides finance and industry intelligence, analysis and data to investment banks, advisory professionals, fund managers, private equity firms, industry and corporate professionals.

“Mergermarket Group’s current subscribers will benefit greatly from The Hedge Fund Law Report’s actionable insight into legal and regulatory hedge fund developments,” commented Hamilton Matthews, CEO of Mergermarket Group. “Additionally, The FCPA Report’s deep research and reporting will bring clarity to complex anti-corruption developments. Ultimately, both publications yield the type of domain expertise that can help Mergermarket Group subscribers establish best practices and frameworks that will improve the bottom line.”

President of the Law Report Group Michael Pereira noted: “For subscribers to The Hedge Fund Law Report and The FCPA Report, this transaction means more resources focused on content, better technology and faster product development. For Mergermarket Group subscribers, this transaction means expanded coverage of legal, regulatory and compliance topics. For investment and operating companies seeking actionable business intelligence on complex legal topics, this transaction firmly establishes The Law Report Group as the market-leading supplier.”

About The Law Report Group
The Law Report Group publishes The Hedge Fund Law Report and The FCPA Report the leading information resources focused on, respectively, investment management law and regulation and global anti-bribery compliance. The Law Report Group combines proprietary legal expertise with trenchant reporting to generate expertise-based journalism on topics of mission-critical importance to subscribers. Legal, compliance, operating and other professionals at private fund managers, law firms, accounting firms, prime brokers, institutional investors, operating companies and other institutions use Law Report Group products and services to spot issues, identify trends, update compliance programs and implement best practices.

About Mergermarket Group
The Mergermarket Group is a media company which provides the advisory, corporate and financial communities with forward-looking intelligence, analysis and data that you simply can’t get anywhere else. Many of the world’s principal advisory firms, investment banks, law firms, hedge funds, private equity firms and corporates subscribe to our products. The unparalleled intelligence they have access to enables them to remain firmly on top of the latest market developments.

Transaction TypeM&A Sell-side
ClientThe Law Report Group
Sold toMergermarket Group
IndustryTechnology, Data & Information
DateJuly 2014