Olswang - Europe's leading Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) firm - has advised Global Radio, the UK's largest commercial radio group, on a key strategic acquisition.
Global Radio last week completed the acquisition of Atlantic Broadcasting, the owner of Cornwall based radio station Atlantic FM.
The transaction extends Global's coverage of its Heart radio station network into a new area of South West England, and is another integral step towards the extension of the Heart brand across the UK. According to recent Radio Joint Audience Research (RAJAR) figures, Heart now reaches 7.3 million people every week.
Commenting on the transaction, Corporate Partner Mark Bertram said:
"This is the latest in a series of matters on which we have advised Global, drawing on our expertise within the media and technology sectors. We are delighted to have closed this and are confident that the Heart brand will grow even stronger in the UK as a result."
The team was led by Global client Partner Mark Bertram with assistance from Associate Julian Pitcher and Trainee Jack Gilbert (Corporate). Partner Stephen Hignett and Barrister Robert Sartor advised on the Tax aspects of the transaction and Senior Associate Stephen Baker advised on Real Estate. The sellers were advised by Pannone.
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Olswang LLP is one of Europe's leading law firms in the areas of technology, media, telecommunications and real estate. The firm comprises of nearly 700 people including 100 partners, across seven European offices. Olswang is part of a 'best friends' network of leading independent law firms throughout the world.
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