Portico Capital Advises Innography on its Sale to CPA Global

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Portico Capital Securities LLC is pleased to announce that it served as the exclusive financial adviser to Innography on its sale to CPA Global.  “We are delighted to have worked with Innography on this transaction,” noted S. Searcy Dryden, General Partner at Portico Capital.  “CPA’s global reach will enable Innography to penetrate international markets and accelerate the Company’s already impressive growth.  The combined offering will provide clients with an end-to-end software and services solution, unique in the IP industry.”

Below are more details from the Company’s press release:

CPA Global Acquires Premier IP Search and Analytics Software Provider Innography

Combining best-in-class IP search and analytics with leading IP software and services to deliver a unique proposition to IP professionals globally

CPA Global, the world’s leading specialist in intellectual property (IP) software and services, today announced the acquisition of premier US-based IP search and analytics software provider Innography.

The acquisition further strengthens CPA Global’s technology and analytics capabilities, while providing Innography with access to a worldwide client network and complementary software and services offerings. The combination will create a set of powerful and innovative IP management solutions. The Innography management team will remain with the Company as part of the CPA Global group.

Innography was founded in 2006 with a vision to bring ‘big data’ analytics to the IP market and position the role of IP-related insights at the forefront of business decision-making. Innography correlates information on nearly 100 million worldwide patents with financial, litigation, market and business data, using advanced machine learning techniques to enhance data quality and provides compelling visualisations to quickly generate insights.

CPA Global’s CEO, Simon Webster said: “We are delighted to acquire Innography. We have had a strong relationship with the team for a number of years. Combining our businesses will deliver real value to our joint IP client community. Customer requirements for IP search and analytics are developing rapidly and CPA Global is committed to leading the global market in this area as well as delivering a broader suite of technology-enabled services.”

Innography CEO, John Martin added: “We’re very excited to become part of CPA Global. Together we have the unique opportunity to provide the industry’s first combined workflow and decision-support offering, to enable optimal decision-making for value and cost at every stage of the patent lifecycle.”

The acquisition complements CPA Global’s purchase of industry-leading Patent Search and Analytics service provider Landon IP in 2014. The integration of Innography into CPA Global’s suite of IP solutions will enable clients to incorporate the best available information into their IP and business decision-making, enhancing their IP management capabilities. It also underlines CPA Global’s commitment to broaden its range of best-in-class solutions, delivered to the world’s most successful corporations and law firms.

The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Portico Capital Securities LLC advised Innography on the transaction.

About CPA Global

CPA Global is the world’s leading IP management services and software specialist. Trusted by many of the world’s best-known corporations and law firms to help them manage risk, cost and capacity, and realise greater value for their businesses and IP assets.

Services support excellence in IP management and include IP software; patent portfolio optimisation; patent search and analytics; patent and trademark renewals; as well as other IP support services such as docketing, trademark watching and domains management.

Founded in Jersey, Channel Islands in 1969, CPA Global today employs more than 2000 people, serving clients’ needs in 200 jurisdictions through its own offices and an extensive agent network. CPA Global’s diverse client list ranges from major global corporations, headquartered in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific, to small and medium-sized enterprises and innovation start-ups; and from top international law firms to national and regional law and IP firms. CPA Global are owned by European private equity firm, Cinven.

For further information, please visit cpaglobal.com

About Innography

Innography provides better answers to questions about intellectual property to help organisations improve their business results. Innography’s proprietary software suite combines unique correlation and visualisation technologies to enable users to quickly gain valuable insights for managing, extending and exploiting their patent portfolios. Founded in 2006 and based in Austin, Texas, Innography is the world’s premier Intellectual Property Business Intelligence (IPBI) provider.

For further information, please visit innography.com

About Portico Capital Securities, LLC

Portico Capital provides independent strategic and financial advisory services in the areas of mergers & acquisitions (M&A), recapitalizations and capital raisings exclusively to private and public companies in the global information and business services/software sector.  The firm, founded in 2000, has offices in Greenwich, Connecticut and London, England.  For more information, please visit www.porticocap.com.

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S. Searcy Dryden
General Partner