Mayer Brown's Private Equity team has advised Francisco Partners on the acquisition of ByBox, the international software and supply chain management company, for a purchase price of approximately £221 million.

ByBox provides smart locker technology and field service solutions that improve the efficiency of supply chains across a range of sectors. Headquartered in Oxford, UK, the company employs over 500 employees with a presence in over 20 countries worldwide.

Francisco Partners is a leading global private equity firm that specializes in investments in technology and technology-enabled businesses. Since its launch over 18 years ago, Francisco Partners has raised over $14 billion in committed capital and invested in more than 200 technology companies, making it one of the most active and longstanding investors in the technology industry.

The Mayer Brown team advising Francisco Partners was led by the co-leader of the global Corporate & Securities practice Perry Yam and his fellow Corporate partner Neil Evans. Senior associates Tian Tang and Harriet Hainsworth and associates Stefania Alessi and Arash Dashtgard provided corporate support and Corporate partner Rebecca Bothamley managed the warranty and indemnity insurance component. Mayer Brown’s new head of European Leveraged Finance, partner Stuart Brinkworth and associate Sonali Maulik advised on the debt and security package.

Mayer Brown's leading global Private Equity practice has dedicated lawyers in the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, who advise on all aspects of private equity transactions.