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Deal31 May 2018
Leading law firm Lewis Silkin LLP has advised Sparkler, a leading digital insight and strategy consultancy, on its acquisition by PA Consulting Group.
Deal26 April 2018
Leading law firm Lewis Silkin LLP has advised Cirkle, the PR and digital consultancy, on its move to become 60% owned by employees.
Inbrief01 April 2018
This guide is intended to assist potential buyers, who are from overseas, and have not been through the process of buying a business in the UK before and want to know a little more about what to expect. English company law does not impose any restrictions on foreigners acquiring an interest in domestic companies. These notes assume that the target business is owned by a private limited company incorporated in England, with several individual shareholders.
Deal26 March 2018
Lewis Silkin has advised its long-standing client, Haymarket Media Group, on the sale of five consumer media brands to Future plc, for an aggregate sum of up to £14m.
Lewis Silkin has advised the Harbour Group on its acquisition of US textiles and furniture company Thibaut Inc.
Deal15 February 2018
Lewis Silkin has advised its client the Harbour Group on its acquisition of US based company, Thibaut Inc.
Lewis Silkin advises Next Fifteen Communications Group plc on its acquisition of The Brandwidth Group Limited
Deal08 February 2018
Lewis Silkin has advised its client Next 15, the digital communications group, on its 100% acquisition of The Brandwidth Group, a UK based digital innovation agency on 6 February 2018.
Lewis Silkin French Desk advises the global HR management group Synergie on its disposal of Acorn Learning Solutions
Deal06 February 2018
The French Desk advised long term client Synergie, owner of the Acorn group of companies in the UK, on the disposal of its UK subsidiary Acorn Learning Solutions, the training arm of leading recruitment agency Acorn Recruitment, to the Welsh based training provider ACT, in January 2018.
Lewis Silkin’s French Desk advises Descours & Cabaud Slovakia, part of the French group Descours & Cabaud, on its acquisitions of Hayley cz
Deal02 February 2018
The French Desk of Lewis Silkin assisted existing client the Descours & Cabaud Group in its acquisition of 100% of the share capital of Hayley cz, a company based in the Czech Republic.
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.