Walkers BVI advises on major acquisition for AEA Investors LP

Walkers is pleased to have acted as British Virgin Islands counsel to US private equity firm AEA Investors LP on its acquisition of the Burke Porter Group from CEL Global Investment Fund, L.P. The acquisition, which was implemented by way of a BVI statutory merger, represents a further significant transaction for Walkers' leading M&A practice in the BVI.

AEA Investors LP is a global private equity firm with more than US$17 billion in assets under management and the Burke Porter Group is a global provider of automated diagnostic, testing and production solutions serving life science and specialty industrial end markets.

Commenting on the transaction, BVI Managing Partner Matthew Cowman said, "We are delighted to have worked alongside Fried Frank on the acquisition of the Burke Porter Group. The transaction once again demonstrates our first class M&A capabilities and showcases the BVI as a jurisdiction of choice for facilitating complex cross-border M&A solutions for our private equity clients".

The Walkers team of Matthew Cowman, Alex Drysdale, Alfida Cruz and McKay Andrew advised AEA Investors LP on the transaction alongside US counsel Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP.

Matthew Cowman Managing PartnerT +1 284 852 2208matthew.cowman@walkersglobal.com
Alex DrysdalePartnerT +1 284 852 2262 alex.drysdale@walkersglobal.com
Alfida CruzAssociateT +1 284 852 2260alfida.cruz@walkersglobal.com
McKay DrigoAssociateT +1 284 852 2254mckay.andrew@walkersglobal.com

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