International legal practice Osborne Clarke has advised G3 Comms, the business communications provider and network integrator, on a significant investment from private equity firm Apiary Capital. Under the terms of the deal, Apiary will acquire a majority stake in G3 Comms and provide additional follow-on funding to enable the company to accelerate its growth both organically and through acquisition.

G3 Comms provides communication and connectivity solutions to medium-sized, multi-site UK enterprises, often with international operations. It has expertise in both legacy telephony systems and more innovative cloud-based communication technology. G3 Comms specialises in supporting customers on their digital transformation journey to a complex hybrid communication estate, as well as running more steady state environments via a managed service offering. In addition, G3’s core network infrastructure provides resilient global voice and data services to customers with business-critical connectivity requirements.

James Roberts, CEO of G3 Comms said: "As we look forward to the exciting future opportunities Apiary's investment will bring, we are very grateful for all the support Osborne Clarke has provided. We really benefitted from the team's management advisory experience which was tailored to meet our needs and helped ensure the transaction ran smoothly. The team, led by Greg and Mike, played an integral role in ensuring we got the best result for the business."

Partner Greg Leyshon and Associate Director Mike Freer led the Osborne Clarke team. Greg and Mike were supported by Senior Associate Louise Stuart-Buddery and Associates Anna Mattingley and Hannah Rossi (Corporate), Partner David Nisbet and Senior Associate Luolan Dong (Tax), Senior Associate Prianca Patel and Associate Isobel Turner (Employment) and Partner Peter Sheppard and Associate Kristian Assirati (Commercial Litigation).

Osborne Clarke has a market leading reputation as legal advisers to innovative businesses in the marketing, communications, design, content and technology sectors, particularly with transformative transactional projects. It is one of the leading law firms in the UK and internationally, working with both global businesses and also 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.

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