Quayle Munro is pleased to announce that it has advised MLex, a global legal media organisation, on its sale to LexisNexis Legal & Professional, a division of the FTSE 100 listed RELX Group.
MLex is an innovative media organisation that focuses on providing insight, analysis, and commentary into key developments in regulatory risk. They employ an investigative approach combined with in-depth, forensic coverage of cases via an unrivaled team of experienced and expert reporters, qualified lawyers and industry experts in more than a dozen bureaus around the world, including Brussels, Washington DC, Sao Paolo, Hong Kong and San Francisco.
MLex’s investigative reporting, analytical capabilities and track record of uncovering regulatory risk before it breaks will enable LexisNexis customers to have greater access in the area of legal and regulatory insight, commentary and analysis.
Robert McLeod, CEO and Co-Founder of MLex said: “Quayle Munro have provided us with a partnership over the past four years, helping to build the value of our business as well as ensuring the best possible outcome for investors and employees.
They have the vision to provide strategic support and the experience to execute the transaction efficiently and effectively.
We are excited to have our exclusive regulatory risk insight and analysis offering join the LexisNexis family. Access to LexisNexis’ technological leadership and global reach is a fantastic opportunity to extend and expand our coverage to more regulatory domains to the benefit of our subscribers.”
David Gilbertson, Chairman of MLex said: “Quayle Munro provided valuable guidance and support to MLex's private owners and acted as an effective bridge between them and RELX Group through this process. Quayle Munro are seasoned practitioners in these markets and their combination of pragmatic advice and clear direction played an important role in seeing this transaction through to successful completion.”
Quayle Munro has advised on over 50 transactions over the past five years with parties including Bloomberg, Platts (McGraw Hill Financial), Thomson Reuters, Virgin Group, Dow Jones and RELX Group.