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Osborne Clarke advises Ambienta on its acquisition of Collingwood Lighting


Written on 17 February 2021

International legal practice Osborne Clarke has advised Ambienta, Europe’s largest sustainably-focused private equity investor, on its acquisition of Collingwood Lighting, a market leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of LED luminaries for residential, landscape and commercial & light industrial applications.

Ambienta will support Collingwood to scale into a pan-European market leader in the fragmented LED luminaries market.

Headquartered in Sywell, Northamptonshire, Collingwood is a pioneer in LED lighting having been one of the first in the UK to supply a range of purpose-built LED lighting products for the UK electrical wholesale market.

Matt Norrington, Principle at Ambienta, said: “Osborne Clarke proved great support on the deal providing an excellent blend of commerciality, pragmatism, hard work, legal expertise and calmness under pressure underpinned by a sense of humour that made them a pleasure to work with.”

The Osborne Clarke team was led by Partner Russell Van Praagh with support from Associate Directors Pippa Byrne and Seamus McKimm, Associates Ben Pearlman and Alex Littlefield and Trainee Solicitor Sarah Smith from the Corporate team. Also assisting on the deal were Senior Associate Lara Flynn (employment), Partner David Nisbet and Associate Director Luolan Dong (tax), Partner Hugh Jones, Legal Director Rebecca Scott, Senior Associate Laura Hanley and Trainee Solicitor Caroline Hynes (banking).

Osborne Clarke’s Corporate team is considered a go-to practice across multiple sectors, working with global businesses to fast-growth start-ups and market challengers. The team advises at every stage of company development across all corporate issues, from equity and debt fundraisings to M&A, IPOs and JVs.