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Lewis Silkin has advised NME Networks on the sale of Uncut magazine to Kelsey Media

26 May 2023

The deal, which includes the brand’s print publications and social and digital assets, completed earlier today. All Uncut’s staff also transferred with the sale.

The Lewis Silkin team was led by Barnaby Stokes, Legal Director, Corporate, with support from: Stacy Treharne, Associate, Corporate; Pearl Aggrey, Trainee, Corporate; Romy Aspinall, Paralegal, Corporate; Richard Moore, Partner, Employment; Tom McEvoy, Senior Associate, Employment, and Frankie Mack, Senior Associate, Digital, Commerce and Creative.  

Commenting on the deal, Lewis Silkin’s Barnaby Stokes said:

We were delighted to advise NME on the sale of Uncut, one of the world's iconic music magazines, and wish the Uncut team every success in their new home at Kelsey Media.

Commenting on the deal, NME's Chief Operating Officer, Holly Bishop said:

"Lewis Silkin are a long-standing partner of NME Networks and, once again, they've proven why they are our legal counsel of choice; acting as an extension of our team and proving exemplary and timely support on all deal matters."

NME Networks is part of the Caldecott Music Group, a global media group whose portfolio of music-journalism brands includes “NME”, “” and “MusicTech”. Kelsey Media is an independently owned media network with a portfolio of more than 80 multi-media brands including “Stuff”, “Amateur Photographer”, “Mens Fitness”, “Motorsport News” and “Fast Car”.

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