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Lewis Silkin French Desk advises the French group Descours & Cabaud on its acquisition of Hayley 24/7 Engineering Services
Deal01 February 2018
The French Desk assisted existing client Descours & Cabaud SA in its acquisition of 100% of the share capital of Hayley 24/7 Engineering Services Limited which completed in December 2017.
31 January 2018
How relevant is TUPE in the context of a share sale? A recent decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) provides a reminder that TUPE can easily come into play when a buyer is considering what to do with its newly acquired subsidiary. In this case, the buyer’s actions led to an unexpected TUPE transfer and a £3.5 million bill.
Deal31 January 2018
Lewis Silkin has advised its client on the sale of omni-channel gaming provider Games Warehouse to Blueprint Gaming, part of the Gauselmann Group.
Deal04 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.
Sam Pennington writes for Essential Retail: Buying your way to success – clicks to bricks from an M&A perspective
Press03 August 2017
Sam Pennington has written an article for Essential Retail magazine which takes a look at mergers and acquisitions in an omnichannel world.
Deal31 July 2017
Lewis Silkin, a leading international law firm to creative agencies, has advised Next 15, the AIM-listed digital communications group, on its acquisition of a B2B market research consultancy, Circle Research. This deal marks the second acquisition that the Lewis Silkin team has been instructed on for Next 15.
Press05 July 2017
Corporate Finance Partner, David Willbe, discusses the legal minefield of setting up a startup, from incorporating a business to options and shares, and gives his best practice advice on setting up a new business in Collider’s latest podcast.
13 June 2017
Whilst the use of W&I Insurance in M&A transactions has been available for some time, its use has increased dramatically in the past few years, particularly in the technology, real estate and manufacturing sectors.
Lewis Silkin advises Glass Systems North Ltd on its acquisition of two further IGU production plants
Deal20 April 2017
Lewis Silkin has advised Glass Systems North Ltd, a subsidiary of the leading glass unit manufacturer Press Glass SA, on its acquisition of two UK glass unit manufacturing sites from Pilkington UK Ltd.
Deal09 March 2017
Lewis Silkin is a leading international law firm to creative agencies and has advised Four Communications, the independent integrated agency, on its acquisition of Legend Engage, a data and insights-led agency.
Lewis Silkin advises Be Heard Group Plc on its 75% acquisition of Freemavens Limited and £2.1 million cash placing
Deal09 February 2017
Lewis Silkin has advised Be Heard Group plc, a digital marketing services group, on its acquisition of 75% of the share capital of Freemavens Limited, a marketing analytics consultancy, and an associated cash placing raising gross proceeds of £2.1 million.
Deal24 January 2017
Lewis Silkin, a leading international law firm to creative agencies, has advised Four Communications, the independent integrated agency, on its acquisition of public affairs and corporate communications agency, Insight Consulting Group (ICG). This is the first deal of the year for Four and marks the tenth acquisition on which we have advised the agency since 2010.
Deal15 December 2016
Lewis Silkin has advised Be Heard Group plc, a digital marketing services group, on its 100% share capital acquisition of Kameleon Worldwide Limited, an award-winning content marketing agency.
Deal06 December 2016
Lewis Silkin has advised Valeo, a multinational automotive supplier headquartered in France, on its 50% acquisition in CloudMade, a developer of smart and innovative big data-driven automotive solutions.
Lewis Silkin advises Haymarket Media Group on the sale of its motorsport division to Motorsport Network
Deal25 November 2016
Lewis Silkin has advised long-standing client Haymarket Media Group, the privately held media company, on the sale of its motorsport division to Motorsport Network, a specialist online motor racing content and events company.
Deal07 October 2016
Lewis Silkin French Desk has advised French Group Descours & Cabaud, the leading distributor of MRO and PPE products in Europe, on its 50% acquisition of leading UK distributor of MRO products, Hayley Group Ltd.
Deal27 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.
Deal11 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.
04 May 2016
Lewis Silkin’s French Desk advised long-standing client Systra Group, the world leader for public transport infrastructure, on its acquisition of the British company SIAS Ltd.
Deal04 May 2016
Lewis Silkin LLP has advised Gerald Eve LLP, chartered surveyors and property consultants, on its acquisition of five key teams from Deloitte Real Estate. These deals will see Deloitte’s 38 - strong West End leasing, City leasing, lease advisory, lease exit teams and national investment team transfer across to Gerald Eve with effect from 1st June 2016.