Ken has a wealth of experience, advising on both domestic and international corporate matters.  He regularly supports entrepreneurs, founders and management teams, working along corporate finance and other advisers to achieve the best exit outcomes possible.  He advises large and corporate clients on matters ranging from M&A expansion strategy, strategic joint ventures, group reorganisations and structuring, and other corporate and governance matters. He also acts for innovative and high growth companies throughout their seed, venture and growth capital rounds, and also acts for both institutional and angel investors. 

Ken has over 15 years' experience advising on transactions in the Media and Technology sectors.  He is extremely active in the UK marketing and communications, and broadcasting, post production and digital content sectors, but has broad experience raging across the whole of the Media & Entertainment and Technology space.

Ken has a great deal of international experience, particularly advising on transactions between the US and the UK (primarily acting for US buyers and US sellers) but also on many international growth strategies, whether that be by buy-and-build, joint venture, strategic investment and/or partnership or otherwise.

Kan acts for clients of all types and sizes and 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 on both larger and smaller transactions and for almost all forms of clients, from household-name multinational corporations to early stage companies.

Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world

Ken is a technical expert, but also has a straightforward, user-friendly, and commercially and outcomes-focussed approach to advice, which is appreciated by clients.  He believes in a partner-led approach, to ensure that clients have the appropriate level of support at all times.

Ken is deeply immersed in the sectors he advises within, and aims to work in sectors that he is personally interested and engaged in, and to really understand his clients' businesses.

Ken is a champion for the support and promotion of junior members of the team, and acts as a mentor both within OC and in relation to OC's diversity and inclusion programmes.  He is active in relation to a number of wellbeing initiatives within OC. 

"Ken, Mathias and the Osborne Clarke team have been fantastic. Their calm and considered approach has been valuable throughout our sale process. I’d recommend them wholeheartedly."

 Sam Barcroft, founder and CEO of Barcroft Studios

 Bringing Jellyfish into the Brandtech group was always going to have its complexities but throughout the project the team at OC, led by Ken Wilkinson, not only gave the management shareholders clear and valuable guidance and great support but also brought to the transaction a strong commercial awareness and insight. We are very grateful for their unstinting contribution 

Chris Lee, Global CFO of the Jellyfish Group

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


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. 

Big Deal Films

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


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. 


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.