White & Case advises Cobepa and Inflexion on strategic investment in Easyfairs

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Global law firm White & Case LLP has advised Cobepa and Inflexion on their investment in Easyfairs, one of the world's leading events companies, alongside its founder Eric Everard.

"In supporting this strategic investment, our aim is to ensure a smooth partnership transition, poised to spur innovation and growth. The collaboration between Cobepa, Inflexion, Easyfairs and its founder is a significant milestone for the events industry," said partner Thierry Bosly, who led the Firm's deal team. "Cobepa is a longstanding client of White & Case and our team advised on the corporate and financing aspects of the transaction."

Cobepa is an independent, privately held investment company with offices in New York, Brussels, and Munich, and over €4.7 billion net asset value. Inflexion is a leading European mid-market private equity firm with €12 billion net assets value under management.

The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and expected to close in the third quarter of 2024.

The White & Case team which advised on the transaction was led by partners Thierry Bosly, Hadrien Servais (both Brussels and Luxembourg) and Carlo Meert (Brussels) and included partner Michael Engel (London) and associates Nick Hallemeesch, Zoé Hannecart, Madeleine Tardif and Aude Goffaux (all Brussels), Eline Souffriau (Brussels and Luxembourg), Brian Bodensteiner and Joao Lacerda (both London).

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