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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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Lewis Silkin has advised Unlimited Group on their acquisition of one of the UK’s fastest growing B2B marketing agencies, DirectionGroup

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Lewis Silkin has advised its longstanding client Publicis Groupe, on the sale of Publicis Health Solutions to Altamont Capital Partners.

Lewis Silkin advises its longstanding client Publicis Groupe on the acquisition of the remaining 24.9% stake in Blue 449 from M&C Saatchi Plc

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Lewis Silkin has advised its longstanding client Publicis Groupe on the acquisition of the remaining 24.9% stake in Blue 449 from M&C Saatchi Plc.

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Lewis Silkin has advised its client Next Fifteen, the digital communications group, on its acquisition of Planning-Inc Ltd, a predictive analytics and data marketing business.

Lewis Silkin advises Next Fifteen Communications Group plc on its acquisition of Technical Associates Group

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Lewis Silkin has advised its client Next Fifteen Communications, the digital communications group, on its 100% acquisition of the Technical Associates Group (“TAG”), a specialist technical content and digital marketing business focused on the industrial engineering sector, on 12 July 2018.

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Lewis Silkin has advised its client Next 15, the digital communications group, on its 100% acquisition of The Brandwidth Group, a UK based digital innovation agency on 6 February 2018.

Lewis Silkin advises Be Heard Group plc on its acquisition of creative agency The Corner and associated fundraising of £6.2m

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Lewis Silkin has advised Be Heard Group plc, a digital marketing services group, on its acquisition of The Corner, an award winning integrated creative agency based in Soho, London, and an associated cash placing of £2.2m and convertible loan note fundraise of £4m.

Lewis Silkin advises Next Fifteen Group on its acquisition of Charterhouse Research Ltd

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Lewis Silkin, a leading international law firm to creative agencies, has advised Next Fifteen Group (Next 15), the digital communications group, on the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Charterhouse Research Ltd (“Charterhouse”) through its data and insights subsidiary, MIG Global Limited (“MIG”). This deal marks the fourth acquisition that the Lewis Silkin team has been instructed on by Next 15 this year.

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