A cross jurisdiction Osborne Clarke team has advised CBRE Group, Inc. on the data privacy law and UK law aspects of its announced acquisition of J&J Worldwide Services from Arlington Capital Partners. The initial purchase price is US$800 million plus a potential earn-out of up to US$250 million, if certain performance thresholds are met.

CBRE is a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Dallas and the world’s largest commercial real estate service and investment firm (based on 2022 revenue). CBRE has approximately 115,000 employees (excluding Turner & Townsend employees). CBRE serves clients in more than 100 countries with an offering including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services.

J&J Worldwide Services provides engineering services, base support operations and facilities maintenance for the U.S. federal government, primarily the U.S. Department of Defense. The company employs more than 3,300 people and provides services in the United States as well as in Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, and the Middle East.

The Osborne Clarke team in Germany included Julia Kaufmann (lead), Dr Florian Eisenmenger, Neil Simon-Weaver and Laura Minwegen (all data protection). The Osborne Clarke team in the UK included Sarah Knight (lead, Corporate), Rebecca Ewing (Corporate), Nick Haywood (Employment) and Sophie Myatt (Employment).

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