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Deal Date: 09-07-2014 Practice Area: Corporate and M&A
Deal Title: Oakley Capital Acquisition of North Sails Europe Industry: Travel & Leisure
DLA Piper advised Oakley Capital on its acquisition of North Sails Europe, the exclusive licensee and distributor for North Sails' sailing technology and products in Europe and New Zealand. This acquisition is intended to complement Oakley Capital's recent acquisition of the US-based North Sails Group. North Sails is the sailmaker of choice for the majority of America's Cup, Vendee Globe and Volvo Ocean Racing teams and Superyachts. North Sails operates 147 sites in 63 countries, with manufacturing facilities in the United States and Sri Lanka. The international DLA Piper team was led by partner Anu Balasubramanian and included partners Stephen Hoyle, Roderik Bouwman and David Thompson, senior associate Oliver Williams, tax adviser Yannik Schuerman, legal director Stephen Jones, associates Nigel Cooke and Ani Grigorian and trainee Oliver Gingell.
Financial Center: Amsterdam Value: 0.00-0.00
Advised Party: Private Equity Investor Law Firm
Target Company Jurisdiction United Kingdom Acquiror Jurisdiction United States
Classification: Financial Buyer Acquisitions Primary Buy-Out
Lawyer Roderik Bouwman