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Deal13 October 2020
Lewis Silkin has advised the founders of its client, Public Digital, on the sale of a material stake in Public Digital to Kyu.
12 October 2020
UK businesses are facing a tough month. Uncertainty abounds with localised Covid restrictions on the horizon and a perfect storm is brewing: 29 September was a rent quarter day for many businesses and the furlough scheme is set to be withdrawn at the end of October. With 11% of the British workforce on furlough (according to ONS data), many are staring into the abyss.
Lewis Silkin advises Next Fifteen Communications Group plc on its acquisition of Implementra, trading as Conversion Rate Experts
Deal07 October 2020
Lewis Silkin has advised its client Next Fifteen Communications, the digital communications group, on its 100% acquisition of Implementra, trading as Conversion Rate Experts, the world's leading agency for conversion rate optimization.
Serie A looks to private equity to boost revenue – Susie Jarrold writes for leading global sports market intelligence provider, Sportcal
Press30 September 2020
In early September, the 20 Italian Serie A clubs voted in favour of the creation of a new company to manage the league’s media rights, and to consider two private equity bids for a 10 per cent stake. Susie Jarrold discusses what this might mean for Serie A, and the upward trend of private equity investment in sport in general.
Deal04 September 2020
Lewis Silkin has advised the management team of Be Heard Group on their ongoing terms with MSQ following the acquisition of Be Heard Group by MSQ.
Deal21 August 2020
Lewis Silkin’s M&A team has advised independent marketing services group Sideshow Group on its acquisition of conversion rate optimisation specialists Conversion.
Deal25 June 2020
Be Heard Group PLC has agreed to a GBP6.2 million takeover offer by marketing communications group MSQ Partners Ltd, in a deal which makes the group better placed to win more and larger clients both within the United Kingdom and internationally, particularly in North America and Southeast Asia.
29 May 2020
The UK Government opened its Future Fund for applications on 20 May. It is widely reported that on the first day applications for its matched funding exceeded £500m. These applications are to be processed and, if successful, funds are to be released within 21 days. This all sounds impressive, but there are siren voices. Why is that?
Deal13 May 2020
Lewis Silkin has advised longstanding client Walker Books on the sale of the group to Trustbridge Global Media.
Lewis Silkin French Desk advises Descours & Cabaud on its acquisition of the remaining 50% of Hayley Group
Deal12 May 2020
Lewis Silkin’s M&A team has advised French Group Descours & Cabaud, the leading distributor of MRO and PPE products in Europe, on its acquisition of the remaining 50% of Hayley Group.
07 May 2020
Government-backed loans of up to £5 million to small and medium businesses
04 May 2020
100% Government-backed loans of up to £50,000 for small and medium businesses
24 April 2020
The UK Government is now to become the latest VC to provide finance to start-ups, but what are the terms of this support? Is this finance likely to be useful or are those terms overly punitive? Will this impact on the terms available from existing investors? We analyse this below.
22 April 2020
The Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS) opened on Monday 20 April 2020. It provides financial support to mid-sized and larger UK businesses across the UK that are losing revenue, and seeing their cashflow disrupted, as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.
What is a convertible loan note? Future Fund scheme explained: Timothy Leeson writes for Growth Business
Press21 April 2020
The government's £500m Future Fund offers up to £5m to growth companies through convertible growth notes. In this article for Growth Business, Timothy Leeson explains the pros and cons of convertible loan notes.
20 April 2020
Details were published today, 20 April 2020, of the Government’s plan to make investments in growth companies hit by the coronavirus and the drastic reduction in venture capital investment.
Does the management team of a professional services firm have the power to deal with an extended lockdown?17 April 2020
Like all other businesses, professional services firms are feeling the effect of the coronavirus outbreak and are having to take steps to ensure survival in a world of mass remote working, empty offices, a decline in clients seeking services and increasing financial pressures.
16 April 2020
With vast numbers of people now working remotely due to COVID-19 restrictions, HMRC have put in place an electronic process for the payment of stamp duty and stamping of share transfer documents.
08 April 2020
Welcome to our April 2020 Corporate Update which brings you news and our views on law and practice for corporates and their owners and managers.
07 April 2020
On 3 April 2020, the Government announced a new loan scheme to provide support for large businesses.