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Buying and Selling Agencies

For over 50 years our corporate lawyers have been helping owners and senior management in marketing and communications agencies set-up, develop, grow and sometimes sell their agency businesses.

Our corporate experts advise on  shareholder and partnership agreements;  creating bespoke incentive arrangements for key employees; structuring debt and equity investments; setting up,  acquiring and selling businesses here in the UK and overseas. We advise some of the major agency networks on their acquisitions as well as regularly acting for agency owners selling their agencies. We have acted on sales to trade and financial buyers, listed companies on the London Stock Exchange and helped owners transfer their business into employee ownership.

 

Lewis Silkin Advertising & Marketing Buying and Selling Agencies

 

Our mergers and acquisitions lawyers are steeped in the advertising and marketing industry and as they regularly advise both buyers and sellers – know what it takes to negotiate on both sides of the table.  Our M&A teams comprise expert tax, real estate and employment lawyers meaning we give you peace of mind by taking full responsibility for all of the legal work required on a transaction. 

 

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London

Lewis Silkin advises the majority shareholders of Waste Holdings on its sale to Keywords Studios

12 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 advises Sideshow Group on its acquisitions of Access and Reddico

17 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.

Lewis Silkin advises Sideshow Group on its acquisitions of Catch Digital and Widerfunnel Marketing Inc.

12 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.

Barcelona

Lewis Silkin advises Sideshow Group on its acquisition of TRGT Digital

26 July 2021

Lewis Silkin has advised Sideshow Group, the award-winning independent digital agency, on its acquisition of TRGT Digital. The acquisition is Sideshow’s first since Waterland Private Equity made a significant investment in February, to support its ambitious growth plans.

Toronto

Lewis Silkin French Desk has advised its longstanding client Publicis Groupe on the acquisition by Publicis Groupe UK of Taylor Herring, one of the biggest names in the UK PR industry.

26 April 2021

Lewis Silkin has advised its longstanding client Publicis Groupe, the world’s third largest communications business which employees 83,000 professionals worldwide, on the acquisition by Publicis Groupe UK of Taylor Herring, one of the biggest names in the UK PR industry.

Deal; Handshake

Lewis Silkin advises Next Fifteen Communications Group plc on it’s acquisition of Shopper Media Group Ltd

19 April 2021

Lewis Silkin advises Next Fifteen Communications Group plc on it’s acquisition of Shopper Media Group Ltd

Toronto

Lewis Silkin French Desk advises Publicis Groupe UK on its acquisition of Octopus Group

23 February 2021

Lewis Silkin has advised its longstanding client Publicis Groupe, the world’s third largest communications business which employees 83,000 professionals worldwide, on the acquisition by Publicis Groupe UK of Octopus Group, a B2B marketing specialist agency

Deal; Handshake

Lewis Silkin advises Next Fifteen Communications Group’s Archetype on their acquisition of Tech Independent Marlin PR

15 December 2020

Lewis Silkin advises Next Fifteen Communications Group’s Archetype on their acquisition of Tech Independent Marlin PR.

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