Osborne Clarke has advised the Dutch investment fund Connected Capital & Partners ("Connected Capital") in the subscription and acquisition of a minority stake in Rise Up (legal entity Squarance). Rise Up offers a learning management software solution for organizations with complex learning requirements such as different user groups, (blended) learning formats, multiple entities and countries within one organization. It currently serves over 300 customers in France, Benelux the UK and Germany including Axa, Schneider Electric and Domino’s.
Osborne Clarke's teams were involved in the legal, tax and social due diligence, as well as in the drafting and negotiation of the legal documentation relating to the transaction.
Connected Capital advisors : Osborne Clarke
- Lead – M&A (Catherine Olive, partner, Florent Gurlie, counsel and Vincent d’Hauthuille, associate)
- Commercial/IP/IT (Xavier Pican, partner, Gaspard Debiesse, senior associate, and Daniel Martel, associate)
- Employment (Jérôme Scapoli, partner, Fanny Durand and Valentino Giammarresi, associates)
- Tax (Dorothée Chambon, partner and Aminata Sarre, associate)
Squarance / Founders advisors :
- Gramond & Associés law firm (Corinne Cousseau, partner, Christelle le Naour, associate)
- Cambon Partners bank (Romain Dehaussy, partner)
Existing Investors advisors:
- Degroux Brugère law firm (Jérémie Swiecznik, partner)
- Backbone Avocats law firm (Sébastien Burget, partner, Olivier Betin, partner)