Osborne Clarke advises Infosys on the acquisition of GuideVision

Written on 16 September 2020

International legal practice Osborne Clarke has successfully advised Infosys, a global leader in next-generation digital services, on the acquisition of GuideVision, a leading ServiceNow Elite partner in Europe.

ServiceNow is one of the fastest growing enterprise software companies, and is becoming an ‘essential service’ and workflow standard for organizations. Infosys was recognized by ServiceNow as the 2019 and 2020 ServiceNow Global Service Provider Partner of the Year.

The acquisition is expected to close during the third quarter of fiscal year 2020, subject to customary closing conditions.

The Osborne Clarke team who advised Infosys was led by Amsterdam-based Partner Herke van Hulst and Senior Associate Marie-Louise Weeda. They  were supported by tax Partner Job van der Pol, Senior Associate Coen Barneveld Binkhuysen and associates Guusje Cornelissen, Aram Hovanesjan and Marleen Huisman. The Netherlands team were also supported by Partner Dr Timo Karsten, Yannick Schoog, Karin Sultrop and Christoph Pitzer of Osborne Clarke in Germany and Partner Simon Spooner and Senior Associate Louise Stuart-Buddery of Osborne Clarke in the UK. The Osborne Clarke team worked closely with Kinstellar in the Czech Republic and Hungary, DLK in Poland, Sorainen in Belarus and Castren & Snellman in Finland on the local aspects of the transaction.

Herke commented: “Infosys is a long term client of the firm. We assisted Infosys last year with the same Netherlands team on a successful strategic partnership. We are very proud to have been able to assist on the successful acquisition of GuideVision. It was a pleasure working with the Infosys M&A team led by Sebin Mathew and Infosys’ legal team Inderpreet Sawhney, Abhishek Sharma and Subodh Sista.”

Osborne Clarke is considered a go-to practice for many companies in the Tech, Media and Comms sector, working with global businesses to fast-growth start-ups and market challengers. The team advises at every stage of company development across all corporate issues, from equity and debt fundraisings to M&A, IPOs and JVs.

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Herke van Hulst

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Marie-Louise Weeda

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