October 6, 2009 - Assignment

GMT Communications acquires Reed’s Nordic assets

Mannheimer Swartling has advised GMT Communications Partners LLP and its portfolio company DocuGroup Sweden AB on the acquisition of the Nordic assets of Reed Business Information, a subsidiary of Reed Elsevier.

GMT is the leading European independent private equity group focused exclusively on the communications sector. With this acquisition, DocuGroup becomes the leading construction information provider in Scandinavia and, with operations in Germany, Switzerland, and Sweden, one of the leading business information providers in the construction sector in Europe.

Mannheimer Swartling’s team was led by Jan Holmius, assisted by, among others, Claes Kjellberg and Peter Jonsson. Weil, Gotshal & Manges also received instructions from GMT on the transaction. The Weil Gotshal team advising GMT was led by Mark Soundy, based in the firm’s London office.