International legal practice Osborne Clarke has advised the senior management team of Dartmouth Partners Ltd, the City’s leading recruiter of elite junior to director-level talent, on investment from closed-ended investment company Literacy Capital PLC.  

A dynamic and fast-growth recruitment consultancy, with offices in London and Frankfurt, Dartmouth plans to use the investment to support its continued domestic and international growth. The business will also accelerate its internal talent acquisition as part of its quest to bring together the best collection of professional services recruiters in the world.

Dartmouth’s CEO, Logan Naidu, said, "Our Osborne Clarke team provided outstanding support and guidance throughout the transaction, which was underpinned by strong experience in the sector. That combination of first-class legal advice and sector insight means they know exactly how to deal with issues faced by recruiters across the world, which is invaluable."

The Osborne Clarke corporate team who advised on the transaction led by Partner Matthew Bodfield, Senior Associates Harriett Clarke and Tian Tang and Associate John Jarvis.  The team were supported on tax matters by Partner David Nisbet and Associate Luolan Dong and on employee incentives matters by Associate Sam Marriott.

Osborne Clarke's corporate team is considered the go-to practice for many businesses in the recruitment sector, working with leading global businesses, fast-growth start-ups and market challengers.  The team advises at every stage of company development across all corporate areas, form equity and debt fundraising to M&A, IPOs and JVs.

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