03 Mar Ipsilon group is joining forces with Lecomte & Partners, with the support of Waterland, to strengthen its position as European leader in intellectual property
Lecomte & Partners, an intellectual property firm based in Luxembourg, joins the Ipsilon group, a major player in intellectual property. This merger comes in the wake of the acquisition of Nony in February and confirms Ipsilon in its position as a pan-European leader.
With this merger, the Ipsilon group strengthens its geographical coverage in Benelux and expands its expertise in this region.
“In addition to confirming our solid service offer in trademarks and designs in the Benelux, this operation allows us to consolidate our patent activity in this region and gives the Ipsilon group a QPIP (Qualified Patent Information Process) certification, completing our range of integrated services to serve our customers even better”, explains Valérie Feray, President of Ipsilon.
“We are delighted to contribute to the emergence of a European leader, and to help broaden the spectrum through our international clients in the high-tech sectors”, rejoices Didier Lecomte, President of Lecomte & Partners.
“This second stage of external growth, and first internationally, is part of our strategy to support Ipsilon in the creation of a pan-European leader in intellectual property consulting, based on excellence, proximity and complementarity”, explain Louis Huetz, President of Waterland in France and Pierre Naftalski, Investment Director at Waterland.
Waterland Private Equity
Investment team: Louis Huetz, Pierre Naftalski, Oscar Dintilhac, Ahmed Benkirane
Buyer advice and legal, social and tax audit: Racine Avocats Financing advice: Mayer Brown
Seller advice: Polder Avocats Financial audit advice: PWC
Unitranche financing: Muzinich (secure acquisition line)
IPSILON is an Industrial Property Consulting firm specializing in the filing, monitoring, maintenance and defense of all industrial property rights, including patents, trademarks, models and domain names.
Founded in 2001 by Valérie Feray, IPSILON has experienced rapid development in the French market through a dynamic external growth strategy based on rapprochement with prestigious firms.
About Lecomte & Partners
Lecomte & Partners is located in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the linguistic crossroads of Europe, neighboring France, Germany and Belgium. Founded at the end of 2007, the firm has experienced strong growth. It stands out for the skills of former examiners of the European Patent Office, seasoned both in patent research and in European examination and opposition procedures.
All technical fields, such as chemistry, mechanics, electronics, biotechnology and computer- implemented inventions, are covered by the specific skills of its patent professionals. A team of lawyers deals with all matters relating to trademarks, designs/models, copyrights and contracts. Its clientele is both European and international, particularly American.
About Waterland Private Equity
Waterland Private Equity is an independent, pan-European investment fund from the Netherlands that supports entrepreneurs in their growth ambitions. Active since 1999, Waterland has consistently delivered industry-leading performance, investing in more than 800 companies since its inception. The group currently manages over €14 billion in investor commitments, after a double fundraising last month of €4 billion closed in just four months. Since its creation in 1999, Waterland has more than 170 professionals operating in 13 offices in 11 countries. As a signatory of the Principles for Responsible Investment, Waterland develops a sustainable and forward-looking investment strategy.
Waterland Private Equity Investments B.V. is registered as a fund manager in the register maintained by the Dutch regulator AFM (Autoriteit Financiële Markten).
More information: https://waterland.be/fr
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