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Lewis Silkin French Desk advises Havas on its acquisition of Gate One

19 December 2019

Lewis Silkin has advised Havas, one of the world's largest global communications groups, on its acquisition of Gate One, a specialist digital and transformation consultancy.

This move will add significant new capabilities and reach to Havas’ UK operation which already comprises 10 businesses spanning the marketing services spectrum. At a time when creative agencies and holding companies around the world are looking to respond to the acquisitions of the large management consultancies, the move represents a significant strengthening of Havas’ UK and international capability.

The Lewis Silkin team was led by corporate partner Paul Rajput and supported by corporate senior associate Susie Jarrold and corporate associate Jack Baldwin.

Commenting on the deal, Paul Rajput said:

“It was a pleasure working with Havas again, as they bolster their marketing advisory offering both in the UK & internationally. As a Legal 500 Tier 1 ranked M&A team with a market leading reputation in the Advertising & Marketing sector, we were once again able to use our expertise and specialism for our clients’ benefit.”

Commenting on the deal, Alan Adamson, Chief Financial Officer, Havas UK, said:

“Lewis Silkin have a longstanding relationship with Havas and have proved again to be a valuable and trusted partner on our latest acquisition. Paul and his team helped us move seamlessly through this important strategic acquisition for Havas.”

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