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International law firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (BCLP) has advised GLO Healthcare (GLO) in their acquisition of Calyx Services Inc., a leading provider of mission-critical software and tech-enabled services to the fast-growing clinical research market.

BCLP advised GLO on the buy-side, along with Kirkland & Ellis, including on legal due diligence aspects and ancillary transaction support. Most of the work was done over a 10-day intense period.

An expanding healthcare platform created by Curium Pharma and CapVest Partners LLP, GLO is focussed on the development and delivery of superior diagnostic testing and innovative therapies for all major cancers, and other life-threatening diseases.

Headquartered in the UK and US, Calyx employs over 1,900 professionals across seven offices in six countries, providing 24/7 services to most of the world's leading bio-pharmaceutical companies. The business is structured around three key specialist areas comprising Medical Imaging (MI), tech-enabled Interactive Response Technology (IRT) and Enterprise Technologies (Clinical Trial Management System, Regulatory Information Management software and Electronic Data Capture software).

Calyx's market-leading service, scientific knowledge and expertise and technology offering speeds up the delivery of life-saving treatments to millions of patients around the world by accelerating and improving clinical trial outcomes. Its customers include the world's top 20 pharmaceutical companies, and to date, Calyx has supported over 60,000 trials across all clinical phases. Recently, Calyx has committed significant investment to developing its next generation cloud products, significantly strengthening its value proposition and service levels. 

The BCLP core team was led by Partner Roland Montfort and composed of Partners Amy Taylor Wilson, Carol Osborne and Marie Johnson, and Counsel Alexandre Gelblat.

The UK team included Partners Carol Osborne, Marie Johnson, Geraldine Scali, Adam Lambert and Associates Guy Swillingham, Paul Spence, Karl Jones, Soroush Fini, Kashvi Lalla, Camilla Gelson-Thomas, George Avery, Jack Dunn, Lydia Octon-Burke, Eleanor Willatts, Andreas Demetriou, Sonja Hainsworth and Maria Diaz-Narvaez.

BCLP’s US team included Partners Amy Taylor Wilson, Derek Johnston, Adam Braun, Andrey Spektor, Mark Paskar, Tim Cline, Megan Gajewski Barnhill, Amy de La Lama, Mark Srere, Counsel Anne Sharamitaro and Associates Scott Schwend, David O'Steen, Raj Patel, Taylor Flynn, Sara O’Keefe, Lauren Beeman, Diana Rosia, Randall Scherer and Jacob Crabtree.

The French team included Partners Roland Montfort, Marion Brière Ségala and Counsel Alexandre Gelblat.

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