International legal practice Osborne Clarke advises the management team of Lucid Group, a leading global healthcare communications company, LDC and other shareholders on its partnership with new investor Intermediate Capital Group (ICG).
Lucid Group is a long standing client of Osborne Clarke and during a four year strategic partnership with LDC, Lucid Group has grown revenues from £12m to £29m through organic sales growth, expansion of the service offering, international expansion and the acquisition of Bluedog and Healthcare 21 (both of which Osborne Clarke advised on).
Dennis O'Brien, CEO of Lucid Group, said: "Osborne Clarke has been a strategic partner to Lucid for over ten years. From strategic counsel to day to day support they have been there every step of the way. I like how they always appear to work as one team across all disciplines. This transaction required their team to work incredibly hard and their commitment and diligence was impressive".
The Osborne Clarke team was led by Corporate Partners Greg Leyshon, Alistair Francis and Tim Birt with support from Associate Director Jonathan Falconer, Associate Alec Bartlett and Trainee Solicitor Sarah Smith in the Corporate team. Additional support was also received from Partner Mathew Oliver (tax), Partner Hugh Jones (banking), Associate Director Dan Sharman (incentives) and Senior Associate Helena Zaba (tax).
Osborne Clarke’s Corporate team is considered a go-to practice for many companies in the tech, marcoms and life sciences and healthcare sectors, working with global businesses to 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. The team is widely recognised for its corporate expertise in the healthcare communications sector, while this been the latest in a series of transactions the team has advised on in the wider life sciences and healthcare sector with team also having recently advised the shareholders of Fortius Clinic, the UK’s single largest orthopaedic group, on the sale of the company to Affidea Group.