30th September, 2023 – London, UK

Collingwood Corporate Finance advised the shareholders of LSX Leaders, a premium 1-2-1 partnering events business, on its sale to Informa plc, the world’s largest events company.
LSX Leaders events connect life science decision makers with the capital, intelligence, innovation, and partners they need to grow their businesses and create the healthcare solutions of the future.

“We’re so thrilled to be part of the Informa family, who share our commitment to excellence and innovation in life science partnering and events. Our combined expertise means that we can now accelerate and amplify the value we can bring to life science leaders worldwide in their quest to access partners and capital. The quality of the support, counsel, and professionalism of the Collingwood team throughout the process has been invaluable to steering us to what has been by all measures a phenomenal outcome for all involved.”

Terry O’Dwyer Co-CEO & Co-Founder of LSX Limited
Informa is a leading international events, digital services and academic knowledge group. Informa is listed on London Stock Exchange and a member of FTSE 100, with 11,000 colleagues working in more than 30 countries. Informa were identified as a strategic buyer. EBD Group (part of Informa) are global leaders in the life science partnering events powered by partneringONE.

“We’ve known LSX’s Founders Terry O’Dwyer and Neil Darkes since their startup days, and have always been impressed with how they’ve innovated the events model, focusing on building a partnering platform for the highest value life sciences segments. It was a privilege to advise on this transaction. Appetite from potential investors was very high; Informa’s approach is highly synergistic and we all expect further acceleration in LSX’s growth as part of the group. We wish Terry, Neil and the LSX team great success in their new home.”

Piers Bearne, Collingwood’s Founder
This transaction underlines Collingwood's mission to support founders of independent media businesses to create and maximise business value, and to find the right home for their companies when they exit.