April 12, 2021

Mayer Brown advises Francisco Partners on financing for MyHeritage acquisition


London — Mayer Brown has advised long-standing client Francisco Partners (FP) on the financing for its acquisition of MyHeritage. MyHeritage is the leading global discovery platform for exploring family history.

Founded in 2003, MyHeritage uses pioneering technologies to make discovering family history easier and more accessible to millions of people. The MyHeritage platform, used by 62 million users around the worldwide and available in 42 languages, is the most popular DNA test and family history service in Europe.

Francisco Partners is a leading global investment firm with a focus on technology and technology-enabled businesses. Since its formation nearly 20 years ago, Francisco Partners has invested in more than 300 technology companies. With more than $25 billion in assets under management, FP invests in opportunities where its deep sectoral knowledge and operational expertise can help companies realize their full potential.

The cross-practice Mayer Brown team was led by London-based leveraged finance partner Stuart Brinkworth and included Banking & Finance senior associate Danister de Silva and associate Iel Mirasol; and Tax Transactions & Consulting partner Matthew Mortimer and senior associate Matthew O’Brien.

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