ECI’s investment will provide support and additional capital to Investis, which will enable it to further strengthen its global growth strategy, following its recent expansion into the US.
Investis currently works for 70% of the companies in the FTSE 100 and a total of nearly 2,000 clients across Europe and the US. Its impressive list of clients includes Alibaba, BAE Systems, BMW, Capita, Chevron, EasyJet, GDF Suez, Novartis and Rolls Royce.
Osborne Clarke’s relationship with Investis reflects its leading role as legal consultants at the forefront of the Marketing Services and Communications industries, especially those sub-sectors where data and digital technology are key.
In addition to its work with Investis, Osborne Clarke has worked on over 20 other successful Marketing Services transactions in 2014, including other market-defining projects for We Are Social, Profero, Iris and Fetch.
The Osborne Clarke team that advised on the transaction was led by Corporate Partner Tim Birt, who was assisted by a team including: Corporate Partner Chris King, Competition Partner Simon Neill, Tax Senior Associate Mark Braude and Private Equity Associates Karen Pettigrew and Sarah Crabtree.
CEO for Investis, Helen James commented:
“We retain Osborne Clarke because it seamlessly combines a deep market awareness, excellent legal knowledge and ever-reliable project management skills.“