Womble Carlyle highlighted its transatlantic reach this month, representing London-based Rockpool Investments in its sale of NCE Group Limited (NCE) to Park Place Technologies. The deal is the largest acquisition Park Place Technologies has ever made. Scott Anderson and Anna Mills led the Womble Carlyle team and partnered with Leon Miller, Tom Caplen, and Ronan Lowney from our UK sister firm Bond Dickinson.

“This transaction is a great example of how the Womble Bond Dickinson can leverage our platform in both countries in a seamless presentation to the client,” Anderson said.

Rockpool provides equity and loan finance of £3 million to £12 million to profitable private companies. It has 55 companies in its portfolio and invests approximately £100 million a year. The firm provides funds for MBO’s, growth and development funding and equity release in companies with turnover higher than £5 million.

Park Place Technologies is the world’s largest pure play post-warranty data center maintenance organization, supporting more than 9,000 organizations in over 100 countries. The company’s acquisition of NCE significantly increases its European presence and global client portfolio. NCE has major offices in the US and UK and provides a range of IT maintenance services and tailored solutions to a global customer base, from secure servers and data systems to equipment repairs and part sales.

Later this year, Womble Carlyle and Bond Dickinson will combine to create a new law firm – Womble Bond Dickinson. 

Womble Bond Dickinson will have more than 420 partners, 1,000 lawyers and 2,395 people across 8 offices in the UK and 15 offices in the US. The combination will put Womble Bond Dickinson in the UK's top 20 and in the top 80 in the US listings.