Olswang assists with £66m investment by US equity firm

Olswang has acted for INTO University Partnerships, a global education partnering organisation, on the acquisition by Leeds Equity Partners of a 25 per cent stake of the business for £66m.

This investment completes the first stage of INTO’s funding plans, which are aimed at providing universities with access to significant external capital to fund innovation and capacity building in the higher-education sector.

The cross-departmental team was led by partner Chris Mackie, assisted by partner David Bunker, associates Ben Barlow, Beata Callenfels, Ben Taylor, and trainee solicitor Sean Mackenzie (corporate), partner Mark Joscelyne and barrister Robert Sartor (tax), associate Andrew Campbell (Pensions), partner Charles Kerrigan and legal director Kerry Langton (finance), partner Jonathan Lewis and senior associate Colin Brett (real estate) and partner Melanie Lane and associate Libby Payne (employment).