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ALM Acquires General Counsel Forum Global Leaders in Law.

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5 October 2017 - US-based information and intelligence company ALM has acquired global General Counsel forum Global Leaders in Law, the company said.

GLL is an invitation-only membership group, offering General Counsel a global platform for virtual and in-person collaboration to exchange ideas, receive advice and guidance from peers and participate in an advanced leadership skills development program for General Counsel.

ALM will combine the core offerings of GLL with its existing media, intelligence and events portfolio to deliver a combined suite of resources to support global General Counsel and their teams.

ALM connects GLL members to a number of General Counsel specific programs, including editorial content and analytical coverage of developments across ALM's 20 legal media brands.

Members will receive access to a suite of dedicated tools and research to benchmark against peers through ALM Intelligence.

Meena Heath, the founder of Global Leaders in Law, will continue as the president of Global Leaders in Law, leading the integration of enhanced ALM General Counsel capabilities to augment the original GLL offering.

This marks the fifth acquisition by ALM, following the acquisition of Legal Week announced in January 2016. ALM was acquired by a consortium led by EagleTree Capital, in June 2014.

ALM, an information and intelligence company, provides customers with news, data, analysis, marketing solutions and events. ALM serves a community of over 6m business professionals.

EagleTree Capital (formerly Wasserstein Partners) is a mid-market private equity and investment company focused on the media and communications, consumer products and water and industrial sectors.

The firm manages capital on behalf of institutional and individual investors and is currently investing EagleTree Partners IV. EagleTree Capital is located in New York.

Country: USA

Sector: Business and Consumer Services

Target: Global Leaders in Law

Buyer: ALM

Vendor:

Deal size in USD:

Type: LBO

Financing:

Status: Closed

Buyer advisor: , ,

Comment: Terms of the deal were not disclosed

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