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Quayle Munro advises the shareholders of Third Bridge on an investment by IK Investment Partners

07 July 2017 in News & Insights

Quayle Munro is pleased to announce that it has advised the shareholders of Third Bridge Group Limited (“Third Bridge”), a fast-growing international primary research provider, on an investment from the IK Small Cap I Fund.

Third Bridge provides its clients with insights into companies and markets through access to industry experts and market research. Serving a client base of over 300 customers, including private equity funds, consulting firms, hedge funds and corporates, Third Bridge has a global footprint, with six offices covering America, Asia and Europe. Since inception in 2007, the Company has doubled its turnover every two years, and now employs more than 550 people.

Pierre Gallix, Partner at IK Investment Partners and advisor to the IK Small Cap I Fund, said: “As a client of Third Bridge, our paths have crossed many times, and we have always been very impressed by the Company and the exceptionally experienced management team. We share their values and vision for growth and, as a minority partner, we are proud to support the continued development of Third Bridge’s business model and expansion of the service offering.”

Emmanuel Tahar, Founder and CEO of Third Bridge, said: “Quayle Munro proved to be an excellent partner to represent us on this transaction. Their understanding of our business, combined with their relationships and private equity experience, played an important role in identifying the right investor to take Third Bridge forward. The Quayle Munro team managed the process with care and diligence whilst providing robust, independent advice at every stage. We are pleased to have delivered an excellent outcome for shareholders.”

Tim Shortland, Managing Director of Quayle Munro, said: “Third Bridge has established itself as one of the leading independent research providers globally and the investment from IK Investment Partners will help accelerate its impressive growth trajectory. We are delighted to have worked with Emmanuel and his team on this transaction.”

This transaction continues Quayle Munro’s strong track record in processes involving financial sponsors. Completed transactions in the last 12 months have involved Aquiline Capital Partners, EQT, HgCapital, LDC, Naxicap Partners, Oaktree Capital Management and Silverfleet.

For transaction enquiries please contact:
Tim Shortland
Tel: +44 (0)20 7907 4200
Email: tim.shortland@quaylemunro.com

About Quayle Munro
Quayle Munro is an independent mergers and acquisitions advisory firm that has an extensive, global track record of working with a wide variety of companies underpinned by data & analytics, content, software, and services. We advise on a full spectrum of corporate finance matters including mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity fundraisings, IPOs, public transactions, restructurings, and strategic and valuation advice. The company also provides growth capital on a selective basis. Quayle Munro is particularly adept at working with private-equity-owned and entrepreneurial-led businesses experiencing high growth. For more information please visit our website.

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