The IP Lounge: PE firm nears Qantm deal, law firm hiring trends
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The IP Lounge: PE firm nears Qantm deal, law firm hiring trends

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In the latest episode, the team discusses the battle to take control of listed company and IP business Qantm IP, and looks at some recent hiring trends


In this episode, the team unpicks some of the biggest talking points from the last few weeks.

Editor Max Walters is joined by Rani Mehta, senior reporter for the Americas, and Sukanya Sarkar, our special projects editor in Asia.

Top of the list are the latest updates in the battle to acquire Australia-based Qantm IP. The business has entered into a binding arrangement that would allow private equity firm Adamantem Capital to buy all of its shares.

However, rival IP business IPH, which has also made an offer, could yet make a more attractive bid for Qantm.

We also look at law firm hiring strategies, including which firms have been prolific recently. To illustrate this, we discuss some of the findings from the Managing IP+ Talent Tracker, an interactive database that collates reported partner moves across the IP legal market.

Finally, we preview the INTA Annual Meeting, which kicks off on Saturday, May 18, in Atlanta; Max and Rani will be attending and will look forward to seeing some of you there.

We will be back with a new episode in June. Thank you for listening.

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