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Lewis Silkin advises on sale of leading digital service design agency We Are Friday to PA Consulting

17 December 2018

Leading law firm Lewis Silkin LLP has advised We Are Friday, a leading digital service design and engineering agency, on its acquisition by PA Consulting.

Lewis Silkin acted for the founders of We Are Friday, Alex Wright and Chris Walker, on the sale of the company to PA Consulting, a global innovation and transformation consultancy. Friday is an award-winning agency that works with leading organisations to re-imagine and design their customer experience. Friday will join PA’s world-class innovation team, enhancing their existing expertise in digital service design, modern engineering and digital transformation.

This is the second sale to PA that Lewis Silkin’s corporate team have advised on this year, with members of the team having advised Sparkler on their sale to PA in May 2018. We Are Friday were advised by corporate partner Paul Rajput, and tax, rewards and incentives partner Matthew Rowbotham, with the support of associate Francesca Cunningham and trainee Elyssia White.

Founders of We Are Friday, Alex Wright and Chris Walker, said:

“Lewis Silkin were a perfect extension to our team during the sale to PA Consulting. Paul and his team were hugely supportive throughout the process and their expertise was invaluable in securing a successful transaction. Their knowledge of doing deals in the advertising, marketing and technology sector is renowned and we benefitted tremendously from this both in terms of legal and commercial value-add.”

Paul Rajput, partner at Lewis Silkin, commented:

“We were delighted to represent We Are Friday on their acquisition by the PA Consulting. We Are Friday are an exciting digital agency and it was a pleasure working with Alex and Chris to secure a successful sale. This deal further boosts Lewis Silkin’s market-leading reputation as a leading M&A advisor to the advertising, marketing and technology sectors.”

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