International legal practice Osborne Clarke has advised the shareholders of TelcoSwitch on a private equity investment by Queen's Park Equity (QPE) to accelerate its ambitious growth.

TelcoSwitch is a leading provider of unified communications and compliance solutions, delivered through its software platforms supporting 140,000 daily users across 65 countries. It has recently been recognised in the Sunday Times Tech Track 100 and the FT 1000: Europe's Fastest Growing Companies.

QPE's eighth partnership investment will allow TelcoSwitch to explore further M&A opportunities, broaden its channel-focused product suite, increase headcount to better serve its customers and surpass 400,000 active users by 2024. It follows a series of acquisitions completed in the last 18 months, including OneVoice, PBX Hosting and SureVoIP.

The transaction highlights Osborne Clarke's expertise in the communications sector, with our team having advised a number of businesses in this space in recent years.  Many of these transactions involved private equity investment, where Osborne Clarke's market-leading Management Advisory practice can provide experienced advice to owner-managers.

Mike and the Corporate team at Osborne Clarke were meticulous in carefully handling the complex points that mattered. Throughout the process they consistently demonstrated both trustworthy and thorough counsel, which provided a tremendous source of comfort and enabled us to remain informed and in control at every turn.

Russell Lux, CEO of TelcoSwitch

The Osborne Clarke team assisting TelcoSwitch was led by Partner Mike Freer and included Senior Associate Leanne Wright, Associate Ben Parker, Associate Matthew Grice and Associate Jack Harris. Partner David Nisbet and Associate Kirsty Poulton advised on tax, Senior Associate Lara Flynn on employment, Senior Associate Gregory Barton on commercial and Partner Michael Carter on incentives.

Osborne Clarke’s Corporate team, is considered a go-to practice for many companies, 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.

Evolving and disruptive technologies are changing how businesses operate, compete and evolve, creating extraordinary, transformative opportunities. Osborne Clarke is at the forefront of advising on ground-breaking transformations. Visit our Digitalisation pages to find out more.

Corporate communications and press contacts

If you are a journalist and would like comment or background from our legal experts, we can help. Our team will put you in touch with the best person. View a full list of our international press contacts by jurisdiction here.