Baker McKenzie has advised on a newly formed joint venture that combines Novantas and Informa Financial Intelligence's FBX Group. The joint venture creates a leading competitive intelligence and specialist data company serving the retail and commercial banking market.

The transaction ― announced on 26 April and closed on 28 May 2021 ― brings together Informa (a United Kingdom-listed publishing, business intelligence, and exhibitions group), Novantas (a leading provider of solutions for financial services professionals) and Inflexion (a mid-market private equity firm).

The Baker McKenzie team that advised the joint venture was led by Marc Paul, Michelle Heisner, Nate Douglas and Daniel De Deo.

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