LONDON – Artington Legal has advised the founders of Sidekick Live on the buyout by Stagwell (NASDAQ: STGW).

Sidekick Live, the award-winning specialists in brand experience and brand content has been acquired by Stagwell, the challenger network built to transform marketing. Sidekick Live co-founders Duncan McCaslin and Ollie Burgoyne will remain as Managing Directors of their respective teams and both will join the Stagwell’s European management team. Directors Will Howe and Stephen Bradley will also move across in their current roles, while Nev Close will focus efforts on growing Kreate Retail.

Artington Legal advised on a pre-completion reorganisation of the Sidekick Live group, prior to advising the founders on the sale of the group, which completed on 1st March 2024.

“We can’t thank the Artington Legal team enough for the support they have given us throughout this process. We are really grateful for their clear advice and expertise.” said Ollie Burgoyne.

“We are very excited to have been able to support Sidekick Live’s founders on this transaction. With our experience of working with NASDAQ-listed companies and our background in large law firms, we felt we were well placed to contribute our expertise to this project.” said Tad Ostrowski, Founder and Managing Director of Artington Legal.

The Artington Legal corporate team was led by Tad Ostrowski and supported by specialist corporate, employment, IP and commercial property lawyers at the firm.

This transaction underlines Artington Legal’s position as a trusted adviser to founders and entrepreneurs of private companies in the UK, supporting them from launch through to successful exit.

Artington Legal is a law firm based in London’s West End with an experienced team of flexible working lawyers throughout the UK and is a certified B corp.


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