Press releases | Private Equity & Financial Sponsors, IP & Technology | 29 Mar 2018

Travers Smith advises Eggplant on its acquisition of NCC Group Web Performance Division

Overview

Travers Smith LLP has advised existing client Eggplant, formerly Testplant, on its acquisition of the NCC Group's Web Performance Division. Eggplant, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, is a leading international provider of digital automation intelligence solutions.

The acquisition adds a SaaS-based, user-centric application performance platform to Eggplant's existing business as well as a portfolio of blue chip customers including Argos, BMW, Barclays, John Lewis, House of Fraser, Sainsbury's Bank, easyjet and Auto Trader. Eggplant also gains a team of world-leading testing, monitoring and data science experts focused on the digital experience.

The Travers Smith team was led by Private Equity Partner Ian Shawyer who was supported by Private Equity Associates Richard Hornshaw and Emily Lang.  Tax advice was provided by Senior Associate Madeline Gowlett. Commercial, IP and IT advice was provided by Partner Dan Reavill who was supported by Associates Sonny Mallet and Olivia Charlton-Jones.

The NCC Group was represented by DLA Piper UK LLP.