Ken is a Partner in Osborne Clarke's corporate team, and is an experienced Media and Technology sector-focussed corporate lawyer, with a particular focus on the UK Media sector.

He regularly advises on M&A, venture and growth capital investments, and strategic joint ventures, and has over 13 years' experience advising on transactions in the Media and Technology sectors. Ken acts for all of: founders; management teams; corporates and trade buyers; investors; and investee companies, and has extensive international experience, including advising on US investments into the UK (both buy and sell-side).

Ken advises clients throughout all stages of the corporate lifecycle: from start-ups; through early funding rounds; through growth and expansion phases; and ultimately to exit. He is particularly active in the UK mid-market, but advises many different clients, from multinational corporations to early stage companies.

Work

Quidco

Advised Maple Syrup Media Limited (trading as Quidco) on its proposed sale for a total consideration of £101m to Moneysupermarket.com Financial Group Limited, a subsidiary of Moneysupermarket.com Group plc. Read more >

Jellyfish Group

Advised leading digital agency the Jellyfish Group and its shareholders on its innovative £500 million combination with the French group, Fimalac, together with a number of subsequent acquisitions in the UK, Australia, Brazil and Mexico.

Barcroft Studios

Advised award-winning UK factual TV and digital video production company, Barcroft Studios, on its 100% acquisition by global multi-platform media company Future plc for a total consideration of £23.5 million, to be satisfied in a combination of cash and Future shares. Read more > 

Byte Club

Advised Byte, the marketing technology ('martech') agency of choice for fast-growing, digital platform brands, on its combination with international digital agency Dept. Read more >

AEG Presents

Advised global live events company, AEG Presents, on its new joint venture with the Eden Project to run the celebrated Eden Sessions series of concerts. Read more >

NewVoiceMedia

Advised NewVoiceMedia, an industry-leading cloud contact centre-as-a-service provider, on its acquisition by Vonage Holdings, a US publicly-held business cloud communications provider, for an equity price of $350 million. Read more >

Big Deal Films

Advised Big Deal Films on an investment from Channel 4 through the broadcaster's Indie Growth Fund portfolio. Read more >

NewVoiceMedia

Advised NewVoiceMedia, an industry-leading cloud contact centre-as-a-service provider, on its acquisition by Vonage Holdings, a US publicly-held business cloud communications provider, for an equity price of $350 million, read more.

Spacemaker

Advised Norwegian PropTech business, Spacemaker, on its US$25 million Series A funding round led by Atomico. Read more >

RJD Partners – Class Tours

Advised RJD Partners, the UK Private Equity investor, in the management buyout of Class Tours Limited, a leading provider of language programmes and educational tours to schools in the UK.

Maple Syrup Group

Advised Maple Syrup Group (the owners of Quidco and Shoop) and its key shareholders on a partnership with Top Online Partners Group (the owners of TopCashback) to create a prominent, global group within the money-saving industry.

Founders Factory

Advised Founders Factory (the UK technology incubator backed by, amongst others, the Guardian, L'Oreal and Easyjet) on the launch of Founders Factory Retail, a joint venture with Marks & Spencer (M&S) focused on investing and growing start-ups, read more.

Founders Factory

Advised Founders Factory on the launch of its first international location, Founders Factory Africa, read more.

PlayMonster LLC

Advised PlayMonster LLC, the Wisconsin US based toy and game company, on its acquisition of Interplay UK Limited, producer of the top selling 'My Fairy Garden' brand.

DMC Business Solutions

Advised Horizon-backed DMC Business Solutions on acquisition of United Carlton.

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