Olswang's Corporate Group has advised in recent weeks on a series of market leading e-commerce transactions.
The sale of Martin Lewis's MoneySavingExpert.com to Moneysupermarket.com and Reed Business Information's sale of totaljobs.com to Step Stone were two of the highest profile deals on which Olswang has recently advised. At the same time Olswang's corporate team has completed a further range of well-regarded recent corporate mandates, including a number of other deals which demonstrate the strength of Olswang's international corporate team in the technology and e-commerce sector.
"Aside from these outstanding M&A deals, we were also delighted to support the management shareholders of online ski and cruise holiday agent Iglu.com on its £19m secondary buyout and app-based taxi network Hailo on its $17m Series A financing", said Fabrizio Carpanini, head of Olswang's International Corporate Group. "It's a clear endorsement that clients appreciate having expert corporate lawyers who also have a deep understanding of both their clients' business and the markets in which they operate."
Head of Technology Clive Gringras added: "We are privileged at Olswang to work with lawyers and patent attorneys right across the firm who are steeped in the technology sector. Our long history of working with some of the best known names in technology positions us really well to give our full and expert support to our cross-discipline and cross-office technology focussed corporate team".
Olswang's European Corporate Group completed over 100 deals in 2011 with an aggregate value of over £6.8bn. In 2011, Bloomberg ranked Olswang in the top 10 by deal count for UK M&A and in the top 20 by deal count for European M&A. Olswang's Corporate Group was named Law Firm of the Year at the 2011 M&A Awards. Click here to learn more.
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