International legal practice Osborne Clarke has advised Silicon Valley based Liftoff Mobile, Inc. on the international aspects of its investment from one of the world's leading investment firms, Blackstone.

Founded in 2012, Liftoff is a global performance-based mobile app marketing optimization platform and it has been included on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies in the U.S. in each of the last four years.

Blackstone's investment and expertise will allow Liftoff to continue to scale the company globally, expand its product offerings, and help more mobile marketers build a growing audience of engaged users for their mobile experiences.

Headquartered in Redwood City, California with additional offices in New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Berlin, London, Paris, São Paulo, Singapore, Seoul and Tokyo. The long-standing relationship between Osborne Clarke and Liftoff is managed from Osborne Clarke's US West Coast offices in San Francisco and Silicon Valley with support from its international offices.

Emily Jones, Head of Osborne Clarke’s San Francisco and Silicon Valley offices said:

We’ve worked with Liftoff for several years, advising and coordinating their international legal needs through all stages of their lifecycle from initial international expansion to helping them achieve global growth success. It’s always great to be part of our clients’ success and this transaction is truly a product of their real cutting edge marketing optimization products, fantastic management and culture and a lot of hard work. We wish Liftoff every success for the future and we look forward to continuing to work with them through the next chapter of their story."

Pat Clayton, Vice President of Finance at Liftoff said:

We are grateful for the partnership with Osborne Clarke on our international legal matters over the last five years, including their counsel on our recent transaction with Blackstone. The OC team’s professionalism, expertise and global reach has enabled our own global expansion, and we look forward to their continued partnership in our next chapter."

The team was led by Associate Director Caroline Drummond with support from Senior Associate William Devenish and Associate Matthew Hunt.

A number of specialists from Osborne Clarke's international teams also supported on the deal including Partner Michael Carter (Incentives), Associate Directors Ben Dunham (Commercial) and Luolan Dong (Tax) and Senior Associate Rachael Oakley (Employment) from the UK, Senior Counsel Rouven Siegemund (Corporate) and Associate Nicole Preuß (Corporate) in Germany, Partner Stephanie Delage (Corporate) and Senior Associate Florent Gurlie (Corporate) in France and Counsel Simon Huang (Corporate) and Associate Wenrui Cai (Corporate), in Singapore.

Osborne Clarke’s Corporate team is considered the go-to practice for many businesses, working with leading global businesses, fast-growth start-ups and market challengers.

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