Thursday, March 8, 2012

Management arm of an offshore law firm acquired by Intertrust Group

Offshore law firm Walkers, having its offices in many jurisdictions including the British Virgin Islands, has announced the sale of its management services business to Intertrust Group Holding SA.

Walkers Management Services, which is providing corporate, fiduciary and company secretarial services, is headquartered in the Cayman Islands. It employs people in the CI, in the BVI, Hong Kong, Dubai, Delaware and Dublin, and generates sales of more than US$50 million.

As a combined group, trust and corporate management services provider Intertrust will operate with more than 1,100 people across 30 offices in 21 countries. According to Intertrust CEO David de Buck, the firm will gain market leading position in the Cayman Islands with the acquisition and expand the group's global network by adding offices in the British Virgin Islands, Dubai and Delaware.

According to the announcement of the offshore law firm, the sale of its management services arm to Intertrust Group Holding SA followed a comprehensive strategic review of the Walkers Group.

The acquisition is subject to regulatory approval and expected to be completed in the next months, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC is acting as financial adviser to WMS.