Inflexion and Allen & Overy partner to drive growth of aosphere business

Inflexion and Allen & Overy (A&O) have announced a strategic partnership to drive the continued growth of aosphere.

The legal and compliance data subscription platform will become a stand-alone entity with A&O retaining a significant minority stake in the profitable business it created in 2002.

As part of the transaction, Inflexion’s Partnership Capital II fund will make a strategic investment alongside A&O and Endicott Capital, a US-based investor specialising in the information services industry and comprised of experienced operators who have built and led successful companies through similar growth ambitions.

aosphere serves over 725 blue-chip clients including banks, asset managers and corporates, providing online legal analysis on a subscription basis across a range of key compliance topics in complex areas such as financial derivatives, shareholder disclosure requirements, cross-border marketing, and data privacy. The platform creates efficiencies for users by providing standardised legal analysis on complex and multi-jurisdictional regulatory areas, maintaining up-to-date, high quality information working with local counsel across the globe.

The partnership will see aosphere create a scaled, global regulatory data business across a range of cross-jurisdictional topics. With Inflexion’s and Endicott’s support, the company will continue to invest to strengthen and expand its product, while maintaining the high level of service and information quality aosphere is widely known for.  In particular, aosphere is looking to grow the business in the US and where appropriate through acquisition.


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