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Deal13 February 2024
Lewis Silkin has advised long standing client Havas on its acquisition of global B2B marketing agency Ledger Bennett.
Deal01 February 2024
Lewis Silkin has advised Evaluate, a Norstella company, on its acquisition of J+D ConsultingLtd, a leading provider of forecasting solutions for the pharmaceutical industry.
Deal09 January 2024
Lewis Silkin has advised the shareholders of Chartr, a data driven independent media company and newsletter publisher, on its sale to Robinhood Markets, Inc, the American financial services group headquartered in California, U.S.
The National Security and Investment Act 2021: will it lead to greater certainty and lower burdens for businesses?07 December 2023
Since the National Security and Investment Act (the NSI Act) came into force on 4 January 2022, one of the criticisms levelled at the legislation has been its broad scope and ambiguity over whether a transaction might be captured by the mandatory notification regime or voluntary notification regime.
Lewis Silkin has advised Brandwidth Marketing Limited on its acquisition of Williams Commerce Holdings Limited and Cloudfy Limited
Deal17 November 2023
Lewis Silkin has advised Brandwidth, the digital experience specialists owned by Next 15 Group plc, on the acquisition of ecommerce specialists Williams Commerce (“WCL”) and B2B ecommerce platform, Cloudfy, as part of a long-term strategy to deepen its complete digital experience capabilities.
Lewis Silkin has advised Splendid Communications on its acquisition of DIY Creative, the third agency to join the Splendid Collective
Deal16 November 2023
Lewis Silkin has advised media consultancy Splendid Communications on its acquisition of DIY Creative, streetwear fashion and action sports specialists, having recently also advised Splendid on its acquisitions of leading culture and entertainment PR agency, Riot Communications and youth, culture and music specialist Kingdom Collective.
Lewis Silkin has advised Euronext listed Sopra Steria on its acquisition of Shared Services Connected Ltd
Deal08 November 2023
Lewis Silkin has acted for Sopra Steria Ltd on its acquisition of Shared Services Connected Ltd (SSCL), a joint venture founded by Sopra Steria Ltd and the Cabinet Office.
Deal02 November 2023
Lewis Silkin has advised Banijay UK on its acquisition of leading independent scripted producer, The Forge.
01 September 2023
The National Security and Investment Act 2021 (“NSI Act”) provides the UK government with new powers to scrutinise investments on national security grounds. The regime set out in the NSI Act came into force on 4 January 2022.
Deal24 August 2023
Lewis Silkin has advised Palladium Group, part of Next 15 Group plc, on the acquisition of commercial consulting firm White Space Strategy.
Lewis Silkin has advised Havas on its acquisition of a majority stake (51%) in Uncommon Creative Studio, the most awarded and fastest growing independent creative company in the UK
Deal12 July 2023
Lewis Silkin have advised longstanding client, Havas, on its acquisition of a majority stake (51%) in Uncommon Creative Studio, the most awarded and fastest growing independent creative company in the UK, reinforcing Havas’ longstanding commitment to investing in creativity to develop meaningful brands. The Uncommon founders will retain a material stake in the business (49%), maintaining their entrepreneurial zest, growing their brand globally and sharing best practice across Havas and parent company Vivendi, a world leader in media, entertainment, and communication.
29 June 2023
In this article we explore Enterprise Management Incentive (EMI) options, an extremely popular employee incentive mechanism for qualifying small and medium sized companies, thanks to their unrivalled tax benefits and the flexibility permitted around setting their terms.
Deal19 June 2023
Lewis Silkin has advised Publicis Groupe’s Publicis Sapient, digital transformation company, on the acquisition of Publicis Sapient AI Labs, a provider of predictive analytic solutions based on innovative AI research.
25 May 2023
Whilst mid-market transaction volumes involving UK and Spanish parties are lower than activity between the UK and France or Germany (for example), the UK is an important market for Spanish acquirers (and vice versa) especially now that the post-Brexit landscape has become clearer.
Deal21 April 2023
Lewis Silkin has advised leading provider of self-service commerce technology to the foodservice industry – 365 Retail Markets LLC, based in Michigan (USA), on its acquisition of Kafoodle, a UK based food technology company that specialises in menu and kitchen management, nutritional data, and allergy compliance.
Lewis Silkin has advised Next 15 Group Plc’s Palladium Group Limited on the acquisition of onefourzero21 April 2023
Lewis Silkin has advised its long-standing client, Next 15 Group plc, on the acquisition by Palladium Group of onefourzero, the international digital and commercial M&A consulting firm.
Lewis Silkin has advised Norstella on disposal of Clinerion to form a strategic partnership with TriNetX
Deal21 April 2023
Lewis Silkin has advised leading pharmaceutical solutions provider Norstella on the formation of its strategic partnership with TriNetX, the global healthcare network driving real world research, which included the sale of Clinerion.
Deal12 January 2023
Lewis Silkin has advised CECO Environmental Corporation on the acquisition of UK-based noise control technology company Wakefield Acoustics Ltd.
Lewis Silkin has advised Publicis Groupe on the acquisition of marketing technology company Yieldify10 January 2023
Lewis Silkin has advised its longstanding client Publicis Groupe, a global leader in communications, present in over 100 countries and employing around 96,000 professionals worldwide, on its acquisition of Yieldify, a marketing technology company with operations in London, the US, Australia and Singapore.
Deal19 December 2022
Lewis Silkin has advised production design studio 59 Productions on a corporate joint venture for a major new exhibition space in Kings Cross, London.