Foot Anstey advises Stanley Capital Partners and its portfolio company Qinecsa on acquisition of US based Commonwealth Informatics

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National law firm, Foot Anstey LLP, has supported and advised fast-growing mid-market private equity firm Stanley Capital Partners (SCP) on the acquisition of Commonwealth Informatics by its portfolio company Qinecsa Solutions UK.

Qinecsa, a leading provider of pharmacovigilance services and technologies, is home to 2600+ scientific, medical and technology experts and brings together best-in-class technology and scientific expertise to connect life science companies to safety solutions. Its acquisition of Commonwealth Informatics, a provider of cloud-based solutions that leverage advanced analytics to help clients improve drug safety, is a significant step towards Qinecsa bringing an end-to-end vigilance platform to the market.

SCP was founded in 2019 by Simon Cottle, James Brooks and Patrick Hargutt, and partners with management teams to create value through M&A, operational change, and technology enablement. With a 100+-strong team of professionals, SCP has assets under management of $510m today.

The Foot Anstey team included Matt Stoate (Head of Corporate and Private Equity) and Emma Clayton (Senior Associate). The team at Foot Anstey co-ordinated cross-border legal advice for SCP and Qinecsa and is the second deal Foot Anstey have worked on with SCP now, following the investment in a majority stake in French pharmaceutical group Laboratoire XO (Lab XO) in October.  

Matt Stoate, Head of Corporate and Private Equity at Foot Anstey, said: “SCP works in unison with its portfolio companies to bolster growth and we thoroughly enjoyed working collaboratively with all parties and our legal advisory team to ensure the delivery of the transaction was successful. We have a unique position in the market advising private equity houses and portfolio companies, which is a deep specialism for us.

"We very much look forward to continuing our relationship with SCP in the future."

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