Osborne Clarke has advised the sellers and management team of Sparta Global on its sale to Inflexion.
Sparta Global, an innovative technology and training services provider, trains graduates in a range of technology skills and then deploys “Spartans” in relevant roles with its clients, plugging the skills gap between university education and technology and business professionals.
Sparta’s graduates come from a diverse range of backgrounds before being trained in one of the firm’s programmes which cover in demand technology areas such as data engineering, software engineering, DevOps and business analysis.
The business benefits from a strong client base of UK corporates and public sector clients, including BUPA, Channel 4, Deloitte, Royal Bank of Scotland and The Home Office.
Edward Persse, corporate partner, commented: “Having advised on more larger value transactions in the Workforce Solutions sector than any other UK firm in recent years, we are delighted to have been engaged on this project. It demonstrates further the trend towards Workforce Solutions companies offering a blend of training, consultancy and staff augmentation services. We wish the founders and other members of the management team every success with Inflexion.”
The team was led by Partner Edward Persse (M&A), who was supported by Partner Alistair Francis (PE), Senior Associate Andrew Carter (M&A), Senior Associate Will Nicolson (PE) and Associate Krish Mistry (M&A). In addition to Partner Kevin Barrow (Workforce Solutions), Consultant Francis Lewis (Workforce Solutions), Legal Director Alfred Church (Litigation), Partner David Nisbet (Tax), Legal Director Rebecca Scott (Banking) and Associate Lara Flynn (Employment). Squire Patton Boggs advised Inflexion.
Osborne Clarke’s Corporate team is considered a go-to practice for many companies in the Workforce Solutions 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.