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Lewis Silkin has advised Havas on its acquisition of acquisition of Cicero Group

17 March 2020

Lewis Silkin has advised Havas, one of the world's largest global communications groups, on its acquisition of Cicero Group.

Cicero will integrate into AMO, Havas Group’s global strategic advisory network, and will rebrand as Cicero/AMO. Cicero/AMO is a full-service communications and market research agency, specialising in corporate PR, public affairs, market research and digital communications.

The Lewis Silkin team was led by corporate partner Paul Rajput and supported by tax partner Matthew Rowbotham, corporate senior associate Susie Jarrold and corporate associate Jack Baldwin. This is the second acquisition in 3 months that Lewis Silkin’s market leading M&A practice have advised Havas on.

Commenting on the deal, Paul Rajput said:

“Havas is a longstanding client of the firm. It is great to be a part of their growth journey on this latest acquisition. This is a great example of our team’s market leading reputation in the Advertising & Marketing sector where we used our expertise to partner with them on this strategically important deal.”

Commenting on the deal, Jeremy Dorling, CFO of Maitland/AMO said:

“Paul and his team demonstrated great knowledge of our industry throughout this transaction, and their M&A specific market knowledge was invaluable. They are a safe pair of hands for any transaction and we look forward to working with them again.”

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