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Osborne Clarke LLP

ONE LONDON WALL, EC2Y 5EB, LONDON, EC2Y 5EB, ENGLAND
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Mark Spinner

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Osborne Clarke

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London: Corporate and commercial

M&A: lower mid-market deals, £50m-£250m

Within: M&A: lower mid-market deals, £50m-£250m

Well known for its strength in the digital businesses and marketing sector, the ‚Äėhigh-quality‚Äô practice at¬†Osborne Clarke LLP¬†possesses¬†‚Äėstrong industry knowledge‚Äô and provides a ‚Äėcommercial, reliable service‚Äô. Core strengths of the practice beyond technology and telecoms include financial services, real estate, infrastructure and energy.¬†Simon Smith¬†heads the department jointly with the Reading-based¬†Greg Leyshon;¬†Smith advised the shareholders in Service Works Group on the company‚Äôs sale to Swedish-listed software business Addnode Group for SEK 194m. In the technology space,¬†Jonathan King¬†and associate director¬†Tom Try¬†handled RM‚Äôs ¬£56.6m acquisition of Connect Group, a deal which was conditional upon clearance from the UK Competition and Markets Authority. Private equity specialist¬†Mark Spinner¬†is recommended as ‚Äėresponsive and knowledgeable, with good communication skills‚Äô; he notably advised Investis on the acquisition of Phoenix-based digital marketing agency ZOG Digital. The pharmaceuticals sector remains an area of strength for the practice;¬†Janita Good¬†and associate¬†Samantha Peacock¬†advised Actavis on the ¬£60m divestment by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries to Intas Pharmaceuticals.¬†Chris King¬†,¬†Tim Birt¬†and¬†Jonathan King¬†are all ‚Äėsolid and reliable‚Äô. Other clients include Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Iris Worldwide Holdings and Leisure Pass Group.¬†Tim Hewens¬†and¬†Alan Francis¬†both joined from¬†Squire Patton Boggs, while associate director¬†Kenneth Wilkinson¬†joined from¬†CMS.

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Private equity: transactions

Within: Private equity: transactions

Reflective of Osborne Clarke LLP's growing deal activity, and its commitment to investing in its private equity offering, Simon Jones made partner in May 2017. In addition, the firm more recently hired Tim Hewens and Alistair Francis from Squire Patton Boggs. The team, which is led by Alisdair Livingstone, acts for more than 25 private equity firms in many of their most important mandates; clients include Lloyds Development Capital (LDC), Synova, Inflexion, HIG European Capital and MML Capital. Its management advisory work is also on the increase. In 2017, Livingstone, associate director Chris Yeo and others acted for LDC and the senior management team of A-Gas in the sale of A-Gas to KKR. Hewens recently acted as the lead adviser to UK midmarket investor Tenzing Private Equity on its investment in Converge TS, as well as its acquisition of CitNOW Video Limited. In another notable deal, Greg Leyshon, associate director Caroline Drummond and others advised Vita Group's management team on the sale of the company by TPG to SVP Global. Mark Spinner, who has nearly 30 years of private equity experience, is recommended along with Russell van Praagh and Robert Wood. Associate directors Mark Saunders and Mike Freer are other notable individuals.

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