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Lewis Silkin has advised Next Fifteen Communications Group Plc’s Brandwidth Marketing on the acquisition of Cubaka Limited08 April 2022
Lewis Silkin has advised its longstanding client, Next Fifteen Communications Group plc, the digital communications and growth consultancy group, on the acquisition of Cubaka Limited, an award-winning social media agency.
A historic and pivotal moment for the future of cryptoassets, payments and money in the UK?07 April 2022
What happened? And so 4 April 2022 may come to be seen as a pivotal turning point for the future of cryptoassets in the UK.
Lewis Silkin has advised Havas Group on the acquisition of award-winning digital agency Search Laboratory
Deal06 April 2022
Lewis Silkin has advised its longstanding client, Havas Group, on the acquisition of Search Laboratory, an award winning integrated digital agency with offices in Leeds, London, Austin and New York.
Lewis Silkin has advised Next Fifteen Communications Group plc on the acquisition of Engine UK
Deal02 March 2022
Lewis Silkin has advised its longstanding client, Next Fifteen Communications Group plc on the acquisition of Engine Acquisition Limited (“Engine UK”) for an enterprise value of £77.5 million.
Lewis Silkin has advised Havas Group on its acquisition of leading UK digital experience agency, Inviqa24 February 2022
Lewis Silkin has advised longstanding client, Havas Group, on its acquisition of Inviqa – one of the UK’s leading independent digital experience agencies – in a substantial, eight-figure deal.
M&A deal practice in France and the UK – key differences to bear in mind
Deal15 February 2022
After some disruption related to the Brexit process, we continue to see significant levels of mid-market M&A activity driven by buyers in both France and the UK attracted by opportunities on the other side of the Channel.
Lewis Silkin has advised Next 15 Communications Group’s subsidiary, Agent3, on the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Berne (UK), trading as OneNineFive
Deal03 February 2022
Lewis Silkin has advised Next 15’s subsidiary, Agent3, on the acquisition of demand generation specialist, OneNineFive.
Lewis Silkin advises the majority shareholders of Waste Holdings on its sale to Keywords Studios
Deal12 January 2022
Lewis Silkin has advised Visar Statovci and Mike Petricevic on the sale of digital creative marketing agency Waste to Keywords Studios.
Lewis Silkin has advised the shareholders of Cooper Projects Limited, the parent company of DVS Limited, on its acquisition by Midwich12 January 2022
Lewis Silkin has advised the shareholders of Cooper Projects Limited, the parent company of DVS Limited (“DVS”), a UK based distributor of video security products, on its acquisition by Midwich, the UK's leading trade-only distributor of technology solutions.
Lewis Silkin advises The CLV Group through a joint venture to create Waiv Global
Deal22 December 2021
Lewis Silkin is pleased to continue its relationship with The Customer Lifetime Value Group, advising the transformation consultancy on its latest business venture. The CLV Group has partnered with Peter Trembling Consultancy to launch Waiv Global, delivering a revolutionary approach to global fan engagement and monetisation.
Lewis Silkin has advised 365 Retail Markets LLC on its acquisition of Spoonfed
Deal20 December 2021
Lewis Silkin has advised leading provider of self-service commerce technology to the foodservice industry – 365 Retail Markets, based in Michigan (USA), on its acquisition of Spoonfed, a Glasgow-based company whose software is used by global contract caterers, restaurant chains and independent caterers across the US, UK and western Europe.
Lewis Silkin advises Sideshow Group on its acquisitions of Access and Reddico17 December 2021
Lewis Silkin has advised Sideshow Group, the award-winning independent digital agency, on its acquisitions of two further digital agencies, Access and Reddico. Together with the acquisitions of TRGT, Catch and Widerfunnel, Sideshow have announced five acquisitions since Waterland Private Equity made a significant investment in February. These acquisitions demonstrate that the Sideshow Group is following through on its ambitions to become a global challenger in digital experience and marketing services, and we are delighted to support those ambitions.
Directors and their general duties
Inbrief02 December 2021
English law imposes on company directors high standards of behaviour and they must put the interests of the company before their own. Their duties are derived from both statute and case law. In addition to general duties, there are extensive specific duties. This is an introductory guide to those general duties.
Directors’ duties and climate change litigation: if not now, when?17 November 2021
For the last two weeks, many of us have been watching events unfold at the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference. Each day seemed to bring a mixed bag of news, some positive and some disappointing.
Lewis Silkin recognised with top rankings in Chambers UK 2022 for Employment, Media and Entertainment: Advertising and Marketing, and Intellectual Property: Law Firms with Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys
Press21 October 2021
Lewis Silkin’s performance in the sector continues to improve following a strong performance in Legal 500, earning 69 individual and practice rankings – of which 6 are top tier practice rankings and 5 are new entries or improvements.
Lewis Silkin advises Sideshow Group on its acquisitions of Catch Digital and Widerfunnel Marketing Inc.
Deal12 October 2021
Lewis Silkin has advised Sideshow Group, the award-winning independent digital agency, on its acquisitions of Catch and Widerfunnel. Together with the acquisition of TRGT in July, Sideshow have announced three acquisitions since Waterland Private Equity made a significant investment in February. These demonstrate that the Sideshow Group is following through on its ambitions to become a global challenger in digital experience and marketing services, and we are delighted to support those ambitions.
Lewis Silkin receives tier 1 ranking in Legal 500 UK 2022 for Employment, M&A and Media and Entertainment
Press01 October 2021
Lewis Silkin continues to receive strong recognition in the latest Legal 500 UK guide released yesterday, earning 67 individual lawyer and practice rankings – of which 7 are top tier practice rankings, 3 were new entries and 7 were improvements on last year.
US/UK M&A: Introduction21 September 2021
One of the constant themes of mid-market M&A in the UK is the significant activity generated by US-based buyers acquiring British targets. The US is, by some distance, the single largest holder of foreign direct investments (FDI) in the UK (holding over US$800bn), and those investments represent around 12% of total global US FDI holdings and around 25% of total US FDI in Europe. That translates into a constant stream of acquisition activity here in the UK by both corporate and financial buyers from the US seeking either to expand their access to transatlantic markets or to access British technology and products.
US/UK M&A: Risk Allocation21 September 2021
In our second article in the US/UK M&A series, we explore deal certainty and the different appetite for, and measures that are used to apportion risk between the parties.
US/UK M&A: Price Adjustment Mechanisms - The Locked Box21 September 2021
Price adjustment mechanisms are common in both UK and US style M&A transaction documents to determine the final price that the buyer pays. However, the manner in which the price adjustment is achieved varies; in the US, a closing accounts mechanism is generally used, and although these have remain common in the UK, in recent years we have seen increasing use of “locked box” mechanisms in UK style share purchase agreements governed by English law.