We are advising Clarivate on the acquisition

Davis Polk is advising Clarivate Plc on its approximately $5.3 billion acquisition of ProQuest from Cambridge Information Group, a family owned investment firm, and other partners including Atairos. The transaction, which is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals, is expected to close during the third quarter of 2021.

Clarivate is a global leader in providing solutions to accelerate the lifecycle of innovation. ProQuest is a leading global software, data and analytics provider that delivers content and technology solutions to over 25,000 academic, corporate and research organizations in more than 170 countries.

The Davis Polk corporate team includes partners Daniel Brass and Joseph A. Hall and associates Erica Che, Matthew J. Cowcher and Dan Gibbons. The finance team includes partner Sartaj Gill and associate Jack Orford. Partner Michael Mollerus is providing tax advice. Partner Kyoko Takahashi Lin is providing executive compensation advice. Partner Jesse Solomon is providing antitrust and competition advice. Members of the Davis Polk team are based in the New York and Washington DC offices.