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Osborne Clarke and Maddocks advise on toy company acquisition


Written on 23 November 2018

Law firms Osborne Clarke and Maddocks have advised global toy company Moose Toys on its acquisition of UK toy company Worlds Apart.

Under the deal, Moose Toys acquired all of Worlds Apart’s assets and brands, which include the Scruff-a-Luv, Ready Beds and Kid Active brands.

Moose Toys, an Australian company, is the creator of popular toy brands Shopkins, Little Live Pets, Pikmi Pops, Happy Places, The Grossery Gang, and Mighty Beanz, and has recently announced its collaboration with Epic Games for the release of the Fortnite Battle Royale Collection.

Teams from Osborne Clarke and Maddocks worked in close collaboration with each other, the business and its other advisers Grant Thornton and KPMG to help deliver the transaction. The Osborne Clarke team was led by Partner Simon Spooner, Senior Associates Alice Naylor and Gareth Clendinning and Trainee Solicitor Amy Moylett. The Maddocks team was led by Partner Damien Wurzel, Senior Associate Steven Tang and Lawyer Jack Coventry.

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