International law firm Osborne Clarke has advised Linnworks, a leading commerce automation platform, on an investment from Marlin Equity Partners (Marlin).

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Marlin is a global investment firm with over $7.6 billion in capital under management.  It has made a majority growth investment in Linnworks which is set to scale its product capabilities and accelerate the company's global expansion.  Linnworks CEO, Callum Campbell, will continue to lead the company's day-to-day operations.

Osborne Clarke advised Linnworks including its shareholders and management.  The team included Corporate partners Mathias Loertscher, Russell Van Praagh, associate director Seamus McKimm and associates Josephine Healy and Katie Tait.  Commercial lawyers were senior associate Cathy Han and partner Mark Taylor.  Tax advice was provided by associate director James Hamon and partner Mat Oliver.  Incentives advice was provided by partner Michael Carter and trainee Eric Edwin.

In a recent study conducted by Linnworks, The Effortless Economy: A New Age of Retail, 76 percent of consumers cite convenience as a top priority when it comes to online shopping. From product discovery to delivery, Linnworks enables brands like Ford, Disney, and Reckitt to offer convenient customer experiences through the ability to sell wherever their customers are and manage their commerce operations in a centralized location.

The announcement comes on the heels of rapid growth for Linnworks. Bootstrapped since its founding, Linnworks has reached over $9 billion in gross merchandise value (GMV) in the last 12 months alone. Additionally, over the past 18 months, the company has doubled its employee headcount and tripled its enterprise footprint as it acquired large household brands along its rapid growth trajectory. Linnworks operates globally in over 140 countries and is a major partner to commerce industry leaders including Shopify, Amazon, and eBay.

Osborne Clarke has a market-leading corporate practice and is widely recognized as a leading European law firm for companies operating in the TMT and retail sectors, working with global businesses, fast-growth start-ups and market challengers.

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