Cripps Pemberton Greenish advises French software group GB&Smith on its acquisition of Kinesis CI

23 October, 2020
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish

Cripps Pemberton Greenish has advised longstanding French client GB&Smith on its acquisition of Kinesis CI Ltd.

GB&Smith is a French and international independent software company present in France, UK, USA, and Canada, which provides solutions for Business Intelligence (BI) professionals.  Founded in 2007 by Business Objects security experts Sébastien Goiffon and Alexandre Biegala, the company now has 70 employees which serve more than 600 customers in 30 countries. Kinesis CI produces automated testing tools for business intelligence developers and its customers include PayPal, Bloomberg and PWC.

The acquisition of Kinesis CI will allow GB&Smith to better serve customers across multiple BI and analytics platforms.

Head of International, Olivier Morel, together with Helen Garner, John Kirkwood, Kevin Finlayson (corporate), Phil Bilney and Elliot Fry (commercial) advised on all legal aspects of the deal. Olivier commented. “Longstanding client GB&Smith turned to us to assist them with this strategic deal and we are delighted to have worked alongside them to deliver it.”

Sébastien Goiffon, CEO and founder at GB&Smith, commented: “We enjoyed working with Olivier and the team to ensure this important acquisition completed successfully. Having worked with Cripps Pemberton Greenish for a number of years, we appreciate the key role they play bridging the inevitable cultural and technical gaps in cross-border transactions.”

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