Firms: Allens (Equifax); Herbert Smith Freehills (Veda Group Ltd)
Deal: Equifax acquired all the shares in Veda.
Key players: The Allens team was headed up by Vijay Cugati, with the support of partners Tom Story, Gavin Smith and Kim Reid; managing associates Chris Blane and Valeska Bloch; associates Paul Dawson, Daniel MacPherson and Tom Griffin; and lawyers Georgina Herring, Philippa Abbott and Kimberley Chikitch.
Deal significance: Equifax acquired all the shares in Veda through a scheme of arrangement.
The company made an initial approach to Veda regarding the transaction in September 2015, and the parties entered into a scheme implementation deed in November that year.
The scheme was approved by shareholders and implemented on 25 February.
“The deal reinforces Equifax's strategic focus to be a leading global information solutions provider and allows Equifax to enter into an important new region with the proven strength of the Veda management team,” according to a statement from Allens.
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