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Lewis Silkin advises Next Fifteen Group on the acquisition of Elvis Communications Limited

15 September 2017

Lewis Silkin, a leading international law firm to creative agencies, has advised Next Fifteen Group (Next 15), the AIM-listed digital communications group, on its acquisition of Elvis Communications Limited. This deal, worth £5.5 million, marks the third Next 15 acquisition this year alone on which the Lewis Silkin team has advised.

Elvis Communications is a UK based integrated digital agency with a focus on consumer brands, with clients that include global brands such as Cadbury, Honda, Stella Artois, Budweiser, Corona and Kenco. Next 15 is a communications business which employs over 1,610 people across 39 offices in 14 countries. The Group incorporates 18 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications.

Partner and Head of Corporate Paul Rajput led the team from Lewis Silkin on the transaction, working alongside corporate tax partner Matthew Rowbotham, legal director Hannah Price and employment associate Charlotte Morgan.

Paul Rajput, Partner and Head of Corporate at Lewis Silkin, said:
“We are very pleased to have once again worked with Nick and the Next 15 team on their latest acquisition, this time of integrated digital agency Elvis Communications. This is our third such engagement with Next 15 in 2017 alone, a testament to our expertise and track record in the advertising & marketing industry and reputation as one of the leading M&A firms in this sector.”

Nick Lee Morrison, General Counsel of Next 15, added:

“Paul and the team from Lewis Silkin continue to be invaluable partners for our business, and once again have played a vital role in our latest acquisition of Elvis Communications. Their sector insight and practical experience has been hugely useful in getting this deal done.”

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