Menzies Deal Alert: Menzies assist on the sale of CM Research

Our Corporate Finance Team with legal advisers Weightmans LLP, recently advised the shareholders of CM Research Ltd, on the sale of the business to US PE backed Kynetec, for an undisclosed sum.

Founded in 2010, CM Research is an experienced research agency focused on the veterinary and companion animal sectors.

Kynetec is a global leader in agricultural and animal health data and analytics, backed by the US private equity firm Paine Schwartz Partners, who invested in the business in 2021 when UK PE house Inflexion sold their investment.

Our corporate finance team, led by Kevin Paget and Tabitha Hyde, provided transaction support and guidance to the shareholders of CM Research, working with Stephen Blair and Sumaira Choudary of Weightmans LLP advising on legal aspects of the transaction, to ensure the sellers were achieving the best possible outcome.

Carlos Michelsen, founder of CM Research said:

“I feel happy to have found a dream team in Stephen & Sumaira from Weightmans and Kevin & Tabitha from Menzies. Their communication, expertise, knowledge and the time taken to understand our business were invaluable.”

Commenting on the deal, Kevin Paget, corporate finance director at Menzies LLP, said:

“It was a pleasure to work with the shareholders of CM Research on this transaction and I look forward to seeing the continued success of the business as part of a bigger group.”

Also commenting on the deal, Tabitha Hyde, corporate finance senior executive at Menzies LLP, said:

“There were a number of technical aspects that required detailed analysis in order to reach agreement on the terms and it was a pleasure to assist the CM Research shareholders in this regard.”

Shareholders of CM Research were provided with legal assistance throughout the transaction from Stephen Blair and Sumaira Choudary, both Partners and solicitors at Weightmans LLP.

Stephen Blair and Sumaira Choudary of Weightmans LLP said:

“It is always a pleasure to assist entrepreneurs in the sale of a business built up over a number of years, and this was certainly the case here.  Working together with the Menzies team, we were delighted to advise. We wish the sellers the very best going forward. We will watch the buyer with interest to see how it continues the business’s success.”

For further information on this deal completion, please click here. Alternatively, please contact Kevin Paget directly via email at or call 07949 076726.


Our award-winning team take a quality driven, proactive and personal approach to advising transactions. Our corporate finance team will provide you with director-level advice and support, while working alongside other Menzies employees from the wide-ranging skill set available within the firm, to ensure that the advice we give encompasses all your needs. 

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