March 31, 2023

On March 31, it was announced that Willkie client Searchlight Capital Partners has partnered with Providence Equity Partners to acquire the entire share capital of Hyve Group plc, a UK-based organizer of international trade exhibitions and conferences. 

Under the terms of the agreement, Searchlight will acquire a 40% stake in Heron UK Bidco Limited, the newly incorporated acquisition vehicle formed by funds advised by Providence Equity. The acquisition is subject to regulatory approval. 
Searchlight is a leading global private investment firm with offices in New York, London and Toronto. 

The Willkie team is led by partners Gavin Gordon, Andrew Gray and Ashley Young and included counsel Timothy Sawyer.