International legal practice Osborne Clarke has advised on the sale of Click Consult, the award-winning full-service digital and search marketing experts, to the global consumer brand services group, Ceuta Group.

The acquisition will further increase Ceuta's digital and search marketing capabilities and is a key development in the Group’s strategy to invest in complementary businesses that enhance the value of its offering to current and prospective clients.

Click Consult will continue to operate as an independent business and will work closely with other companies under the Ceuta Group umbrella to collaboratively deliver outstanding results for clients and brands.

Founded in 2003 and with offices in Cheshire, Click Consult has evolved into one of the UK’s leading digital and search marketing agencies, specialising in paid search marketing and organic search (SEO) optimisation as well as a range of other complimentary services.

Click Consult has consistently been voted one of the UK’s best digital agencies by Econsultancy and The Drum, as well as being named Most Effective Agency at the Performance Marketing Awards 2018 and Search Agency of the year at the Northern Digital Awards 2018.

An Osborne Clarke team led by corporate Partner Tim Birt acted for the seller on the sale of Click Consult Limited. Tim was assisted by corporate Senior Associate Harriet Clarke, tax Partner Tracey Wright, tax Associate Luolan Dong and Associate Rachael Oakley from the employment team.

Partner Otto Stevens and Director Matt Lacey from leading growth advisory and M&A firm, Waypoint Partners, acted as corporate financial advisors.

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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