Stephenson Harwood advises FPE Capital on portfolio company's acquisition

Law firm Stephenson Harwood LLP has advised FPE Capital LLP, the specialist software and services focused lower mid-market growth investor, on the acquisition by its portfolio company, NoBlue2, of BrightBridge Solutions.

NoBlue2 has acquired BrightBridge Solutions to create one of Europe’s largest Oracle NetSuite partners. NoBlue2 is the fifth and most recent investment from FPE Fund III, and was created through the recent merger of NoBlue with Elevate2. This latest NoBlue2 investment continues FPE’s significant focus in this sector. BrightBridge is a UK solution provider in the Oracle NetSuite ecosystem, and in addition has significant capabilities in Microsoft Dynamics and Sage.

The Stephenson Harwood team was led by partner Chris Manning, who was supported by managing associate Nicola Baird, and associates Lydia Zakrzewski and Grant McGregor. Further support was provided by partners Julie Romer, John Meehan, Kate Worthington, Richard Freedman and Catriona Berman; managing associate Alison Llewellyn; of counsel Melanie Mapstone and Naeem Noor; associates Carys Hughes-Jones, Aaron Pooni, Elspeth Harley-Hunt, Ainsleigh Stone and Julia Cooper; and paralegals Andy Tily Charon, Conal Vaughan and Fazal Isaq.