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Weil Advised Bain Capital on the Majority Acquisition of Kantar from WPP

Weil advised Bain Capital on its acquisition and financing of a 60% stake in Kantar, valuing the global market research business at c.$4 billion. Founded in 1993, Kantar employs over 30,000 people operating in over a hundred countries worldwide. The deal closed on December 05, 2019.

The Weil team was led by Private Equity partner Marco Compagnoni and associate Lewis Blakey, and also included Banking & Finance partners Tom Richards and Patrick Bright, and associates Adam Faulkner and Isabel Carvalho; Technology & IP Transactions/Privacy partner Barry Fishley and associate Briony Pollard; and Tax partner Oliver Walker and associate Ellie Marques. Additional members of the team are Corporate associates Martin Weatherston-Wilson, Grace Smith and Matthew Edstein, and Antitrust associate Neil Rigby.