King & Wood Mallesons acts for Investec on financing of Catalyst’s acquisition of RBIA

King & Wood Mallesons has acted for Investec on the financing of Catalyst’s acquisition of Reed Business Information Australia (RBIA).

Investec provided Catalyst with debt financing to fund the acquisition and ongoing working capital requirements. The deal completed on 31 January 2013.

RBIA, previously owned by Reed Business Information, is a provider of professional information solutions to the science, medical, legal, risk management and business-to-business sectors.

The King & Wood Mallesons team was led by banking partner Richard Hayes, assisted by senior associate Will Stawell (banking), solicitors Anisha Wijewardane and David Bertram (banking), partner Jason Watts (M&A), senior associate Esther Touma (M&A), partner Scott Heezen (tax) and solicitor Sara Liu (tax).