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Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Corporate Law Portfolio Business Research Acquires Docket Navigator

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Law Business Research (“LBR”), a portfolio company of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners (“LLCP”), today announced the acquisition of Hopkins Bruce Publishers LLC (d/b/a “Docket Navigator”) ). Based in London with offices in Hong Kong and Washington, DC, LBR is a leading provider of business information, legal analysis tools and networking for global legal markets.

Founded in 2007 and based in Austin, Texas, Docket Navigator is the leading provider of patent litigation information in the United States. Its proprietary technology tracks, processes, organizes, and synthesizes every major event in the U.S. District Courts, Federal Claims Court, International Trade Commission, and select elements of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Docket Navigator provides its solutions to nearly 17,000 users at 88 of AmLaw’s 100 firms as well as many leading companies.

Nick Brailey, CEO of LBR, commented “We are delighted to partner with Docket Navigator, which further enhances our portfolio of legal data solutions. Combining Docket Navigator and its rich data tools with LBR’s platforms will further enhance our industry-leading information solutions for the global legal community.

David Cowan, Senior Managing Director at LLCP, added: “We are pleased to continue our support for LBR through this very attractive acquisition. Under Nick’s leadership, we believe this combination will further strengthen LBR’s valuable set of subscription products.

LBR is a portfolio company of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners VI, LP

LLCP was advised by Honigman LLP and Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

About Levine Leichtman Capital Partners

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, LLC is a middle-market private equity firm with 38 years of investment experience across a variety of focused industries, including franchising, professional services, education, and engineered products. LLCP employs a differentiated structured private equity investment strategy, combining debt and equity investments in portfolio companies. This unique structure provides a less dilutive solution for management teams and entrepreneurs, while delivering growth and revenue with a significantly lower risk profile.

LLCP’s global team of dedicated investment professionals is led by seven partners who have been with LLCP for an average of 22 years. Since its inception, LLCP has managed approximately $12.7 billion of institutional capital across 15 investment funds and has invested in more than 90 portfolio companies. LLCP currently manages $9.0 billion in assets — including its most recent flagship fund, Levine Leichtman Capital Partners VI, LP, which closed 2018 with $2.5 billion in committed capital — and has offices in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Charlotte, Miami, London, Stockholm and The Hague.