Buying and Selling Agencies
For over 50 years our corporate lawyers have been helping owners and senior management in marketing and communications agencies set-up, develop, grow and sometimes sell their agency businesses.
Our corporate experts advise on shareholder and partnership agreements; creating bespoke incentive arrangements for key employees; structuring debt and equity investments; setting up, acquiring and selling businesses here in the UK and overseas. We advise some of the major agency networks on their acquisitions as well as regularly acting for agency owners selling their agencies. We have acted on sales to trade and financial buyers, listed companies on the London Stock Exchange and helped owners transfer their business into employee ownership.
Our mergers and acquisitions lawyers are steeped in the advertising and marketing industry and as they regularly advise both buyers and sellers – know what it takes to negotiate on both sides of the table. Our M&A teams comprise expert tax, real estate and employment lawyers meaning we give you peace of mind by taking full responsibility for all of the legal work required on a transaction.
Lewis Silkin advises Be Heard Group plc on its acquisition of creative agency The Corner and associated fundraising of £6.2m01 December 2017
Lewis Silkin has advised Be Heard Group plc, a digital marketing services group, on its acquisition of The Corner, an award winning integrated creative agency based in Soho, London, and an associated cash placing of £2.2m and convertible loan note fundraise of £4m.
Lewis Silkin advises Next Fifteen Group on its acquisition of Charterhouse Research Ltd26 September 2017
Lewis Silkin, a leading international law firm to creative agencies, has advised Next Fifteen Group (Next 15), the digital communications group, on the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Charterhouse Research Ltd (“Charterhouse”) through its data and insights subsidiary, MIG Global Limited (“MIG”). This deal marks the fourth acquisition that the Lewis Silkin team has been instructed on by Next 15 this year.
Lewis Silkin advises Next Fifteen Group on the acquisition of Elvis Communications Limited15 September 2017
Lewis Silkin, a leading international law firm to creative agencies, has advised Next Fifteen Group (Next 15), the AIM-listed digital communications group, on its acquisition of Elvis Communications Limited. This deal, worth £5.5 million, marks the third Next 15 acquisition this year alone on which the Lewis Silkin team has advised.
Lewis Silkin advises Publicis Groupe on the acquisition of translate plus04 August 2017
Lewis Silkin has advised Publicis Communications’ cross-media production platform, Prodigious, on its acquisition of global Top 50 language service provider, translate plus.
Lewis Silkin advises Four Communications on acquisition of Rain Communications27 July 2016
Lewis Silkin, a leading law firm to creative agencies, has advised Four Communications, the independent integrated agency, on its acquisition of retail and luxury sector specialist PR agency, Rain Communications.
Lewis Silkin advises Four Communications on acquisition of Packer Forbes11 July 2016
Lewis Silkin, a leading law firm to creative agencies, has advised Four Communications, the independent integrated agency, on its acquisition of healthcare communications specialist, Packer Forbes.
Lewis Silkin advises Next 15 on the acquisition of Twogether01 April 2016
Lewis Silkin LLP has advised Next 15, the AIM-listed digital communications group, on its acquisition of B2B creative and digital marketing agency, Twogether Creative Limited.