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Baker Botts Advises Commify On Sale to ECI Partners


LONDON, 5 September 2023 – Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm focused on technology, energy and life sciences, has advised Commify, the UK-headquartered European leader in business messaging solutions, and its management team, on its sale to London-based private equity firm ECI Partners. The deal provides a full exit for Hg Capital, which has backed Commify since 2016.

As well as expediting the development of new product offerings, the investment from ECI will further support Commify in strategic M&A across both existing and new geographies, building on the 16 acquisitions it has made in the past 10 years.

The Baker Botts London team was led by Corporate Technology Partner, David Marshall, who has over 25 years of experience with a particular focus on private equity, venture capital and growth capital transactions in the technology sector and has advised Commify for ten years. Intellectual Property Partner Neil Coulson assisted, together with Graham Brough (Special Counsel, Tax), Sheena McCaffrey (Special Counsel, Employment), Christina Mouktari (Associate, Corporate) and Meher Kairon (Associate, Corporate).

The deal is subject to standard closing conditions.

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