JOC Group Management

Foot Anstey's private equity team has advised the US-based executive management team of JOC Group Inc. (part of the Electra Private Equity backed AXIO Data Group) on the sale of the JOC Group Inc. to IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS).

JOC Group Inc is the authoritative provider of business intelligence, data and events for container shipping and logistics professionals worldwide. Its products include;

  • PIERS, the most comprehensive database of US seaborne import and export activity in the world, providing data and information services to thousands of subscribers globally
  • The JOC, the leading information and marketing services provider for the US domestic and international containerised cargo community
  • TPM, the must-attend event for the global container shipping community with conferences in North America and Asia

Gavin Carter, CEO of JOC Group Inc. said, “We were recommended to use Matt and the Foot Anstey team by our trusted US lawyers. We were delighted with the level of support we received, which was pitched at the perfect level for a management team requiring a bespoke advisory, partner-led service. As a truly global market information and analytics company, IHS has a track record of buying and building businesses and we look forward to the opportunity to join such a dynamic company and become part of the IHS team – Foot Anstey more than played their part in making this happen.”

Matt Stoate, head of Foot Anstey's private equity group, led the specialist team that advised on this cross-border transaction. International work for the firm's leading Corporate Finance team continues to grow with links across the globe, but particularly in North America and the Middle East. Foot Anstey is currently ranked no.1 in the Experian Deal Review and Advisor League Tables for the South West.

Matt commented; "We were delighted to advise on this significant cross-border transaction which resulted from a personal recommendation to an experienced group of executives on our ability to provide City quality specialist advice to management teams. We look forward to continuing our relationship with the team and the referring US law firm."



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