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Travers Smith advises Kester Capital on acquisition of Compliance Online Limited

Overview

Travers Smith LLP has advised longstanding client Kester Capital LLP ("Kester") on the acquisition of Compliance Online Limited ("Compliance Online") by a newco backed by Kester.

Compliance Online is a leading provider of global regulatory intelligence to the gambling and payment sectors, enabling compliance and legal teams around the world manage risk confidently and discover new market opportunities by providing in-depth insight, analysis, commentary and research. Since inception in 2007, Compliance Online has been at the forefront of the gambling regulatory landscape, growing its subscription-based information services at an exceptional rate and, in 2015, Compliance Online also moved into the payments sector.

Travers Smith previously advised Kester on its acquisition of Ceta Insurance Ltd in 2017 and Jollyes Retail Group Limited in 2018.

The Travers Smith team was led by Head of Private Equity and Financial Sponsors Paul Dolman and Private Equity and Financial Sponsors Partner Genna Marten, assisted by Private Equity and Financial Sponsors Associates Sally Hirst, Matt Powrie, Tom Lloyd, Sarah Owadally and Kapish Davé. Tax advice was provided by Tax Partner Hannah Manning, assisted by Tax Associate Will Kelleher. The team also included Head of Finance Matthew Ayre.

The shareholders of Compliance Online were advised by Osborne Clarke LLP.