Freeths advises Intralink Group on significant investment from Mobeus

National law firm Freeths has advised Intralink Group Limited, a business development and innovation consultancy that specialises in securing commercial deals between western and Asia tech and sustainability businesses, on a £19.6m investment from Mobeus.

Mobeus’ investment will enable the business to extend its coverage further across Asia, with plans to expand in the ASEAN region and Indian sub-continent, whilst building on its expertise in B2B tech and sustainability. Intralink is the fifth investment made by Mobeus’ latest UK-focused lower-mid-market buyout fund, Mobeus V, and it builds on Mobeus’ deep expertise in growing human capital businesses.

The Freeths team was led by Malin Svanberg Larsson and supported by James Lapham (corporate), Claire Boyce (tax), Nur Alzubeydi (tax), Ben Moylan (banking & finance), Laura Tracey (employment), Kim Jones (pensions), Phil Gray (real estate), Mark Neale (IT), Luke Dixon (data protection), Thomas Dingwall (corporate), Ellie Harrison (corporate) and Steven Fahmy (corporate).

Intralink enables western companies to expand in Asia, Asian corporates to harness the power of international innovation and governments to grow their exports and attract foreign investment. The company’s mission is to accelerate clients’ growth, innovation and green transition through cost-effective, results-driven global engagement. For many export-oriented technology firms, Intralink’s teams and networks on the ground present a highly attractive way of cost-effectively accessing distant, fast-growth markets.

Intralink is headquartered in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, and has more than 130 employees operating from 14 offices across Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan, the USA and Europe. With a 33-year track record, the company has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise and, in the US, the President’s E Award for Export Services. The success of its business model has led to rapid growth, with revenues doubling over the last three years.

Commenting on the transaction, Malin Svanberg Larsson, Corporate Partner at Freeths, said: “Supporting Intralink further evidences our capabilities in the high growth/owner managed business space with advancement towards private equity investment, and this follows on from various roles we have had over the last 24 months.”

Gregory Sutch, CEO of Intralink, added: “We are grateful to Malin and her team for their excellent support, responsiveness and guidance throughout the process. Freeths’ expertise and dedication played a crucial role in facilitating this significant milestone for Intralink.”