Law Business Research is a leading provider of research, news, data and insight on international business law and legal markets.  Established in 1996, the company creates essential and unique content spanning 120 jurisdictions across its brands, serving a client base that comprises major corporations, government agencies and the global legal industry.  


  • Investment: February 2013
  • Sector: Media
  • Business: Legal publishing
  • Growth Strategy: Brand development and international expansion

Why we invested

Demand for increasingly sophisticated and timely information from the legal profession is growing rapidly. Law Business Research produces leading titles in fields such as competition law, arbitration law, cross-border investigations and Latin American law, and has a reputation for creating outstanding content. This was an opportunity to help accelerate the growth of the business, by capitalising on the company’s unique content, and by expanding its sector and geographic coverage.

The result

During our period of investment, Law Business Research achieved strong growth in sales and profits.  It also continued to expand its portfolio, adding new products and territories to its core brands, as well as adding two new titles and a workflow application.  A considerable investment was also made in the company’s IT infrastructure, to enhance the digital offering and provide a strong platform for growth.  In December 2017, Law Business Research was sold to Levine Leichtman Capital Partners for an undisclosed sum.

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