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Lewis Silkin advises Four Communications on acquisition of Packer Forbes

11 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, a leading law firm to creative agencies, has advised Four Communications, the independent integrated agency, on its acquisition of healthcare communications specialist, Packer Forbes.  

Packer Forbes provides a range of services including public relations, medical education, digital, patient advocacy and access communications to blue chip pharmaceutical clients.  

The deal will see Packer Forbes rebrand as Four Health Communications and will sit with the newly formed Four Health grouping along with Four MSA.

The deal marks the fourth acquisition Lewis Silkin has supported Four Communications on within the last 12 months, in addition to advising on the group’s £10m investment from the Business Growth Fund in 2015.

The cross-departmental Lewis Silkin deal team was led by corporate partner Karish Andrews supported by corporate tax partner Matthew Rowbotham and corporate associates Laura May and Daria Evdokimova.

Karish said:

“We are delighted to have supported longstanding client Four Communications on their latest acquisition, which further enhances their position as a leader in healthcare communications, in what is a very exciting time for the group.

The deal is another example of Lewis Silkin’s market-leading expertise and experience in advising on mergers & acquisitions not only in PR but across the advertising & marketing sector”.

Nan Williams, CEO of Four Communications Group said:

“Karish and his team at Lewis Silkin have now navigated us successfully through eight acquisitions in recent years. They are perfect partners – commercial and supportive throughout – but never afraid to challenge us. We would not be so successful without their support.”

Chris Yates

Lewis Silkin

Tel: 020 7074 8388

Email: chris.yates@lewissilkin.com

Scott Addison

Infinite Spada

Tel: 020 7269 1430

Email: lewissilkin@infinitespada.com

 

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