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May 19, 2022

Cognism's Acquisition of Kaspr

Originally posted here.

Founded in 2015 by James Isilay and Stjepan Buljat, Cognism is a leader in business intelligence. Its ambition is to help companies connect with their privileged targets by relying on technologies combining GDPR and CCPA compliance with the integration of CRM partners.

Founded 4 years ago, Kaspr is a sales prospecting provider that automates prospecting and making contacts.

Through this acquisition, Kaspr offers Cognism better access to the French market and strengthens Cognism as a leader in commercial data processing.

The acquisition, which concerned both France and England, under the direction of Gilles Amsallem, involved several teams from Taylor Wessing:

In France, the operation mobilized Gilles Amsallem (Picture, partner), Dalila Mabrouki (counsel) and Adrien Ahmadi Kermanshahani (associate) in corporate; Christophe Flaicher (partner), Gwendal Chatain (counsel) on tax law aspects; Claudia Jonath (partner), Julie Filliard (senior associate) on employment law aspects; Marc Schuler (partner), Inès Tribouillet (senior associate) and Laura Huck (associate) on intellectual property aspects.

In England, the operation mobilized Mark Barron (partner) and Paul Thorpe (senior counsel).

The sellers were advised by Circle Law: Sacha Naparstek (partner), Edmond Tahar (partner) and Vincent Xavier (associate).