International legal practice Osborne Clarke has advised the shareholders of Connect Assist Limited on the sale of the business to Maximus UK Services Limited. Connect Assist is a specialist outsourced omni-channel contact centre business, with a particular focus on the charity and public sectors. They are the market leader in delivering positive customer outcomes for public sector, charity and socially-focussed organisations, using an empathetic human approach, backed up with complex technology.

Maximus UK is one of the largest providers of employment, health and disability support programmes in the country. The combination of the two businesses will allow the team to deliver their specialist services to a wider range of clients. Connect Assist is led by Managing Director Ron Moody, who remains with the business to continue leading the team forward.

Ron Moody, Managing Director of Connect Assist said: “My fellow shareholders and I have been really impressed with the support and advice provided by Tim, Robert and Anna. They worked very hard to properly understand the business and ensure that everything went smoothly. Their hard work and diligence all the way through the process ensured a successful outcome, which all the shareholders are delighted with.”

The Osborne Clarke team advising the shareholders was led by Partner Tim Hewens, Associate Director Robert Pook and Associate Anna Mattingley.

Osborne Clarke’s Corporate team is considered a go-to practice for many companies in the Tech, Media and Comms sector, 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. This includes Osborne Clarke’s Management Advisory Group which is a go-to practice for the management teams of businesses engaging in investment transactions. One of only a handful of City firms with a team specifically focussed on supporting management teams through the complexities of completing an institutional investment transaction, the Management Advisory Group brings together the deal experience of Osborne Clarke's Private Equity team, with the support and skills of specialist tax, employment, incentives, tax and private client lawyers.

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