International legal practice Osborne Clarke has advised award-winning creative agency Taylor Herring and its shareholders on its sale to Publicis Groupe UK.

Taylor Herring will bring its unique brand of eye-catching creativity to Publicis Groupe UK, adding to the Groupe’s existing capabilities in earned and owned media. Publicis Groupe UK has also acquired Taylor Herring’s in-house production company, St. Mark’s Studios. The agency will join the UK Influence Practice, led by Chris McCafferty, alongside MSL, Publicis Groupe’s full service PR consultancy, and sustainability and ESG specialists, Salterbaxter.

Cath Taylor, COO and Managing Partner at Taylor Herring, commented: “The Osborne Clarke team gave us exceptional direction, commercial savvy and well-trodden expertise in an area they know standing on their heads. We were extremely fortunate to work with a team with such impeccable and specialist knowledge. Don’t sell your agency without talking to them!”

The Osborne Clarke team was led by Partner Chris King, Associate Director Jonathan Crowley and Associate Courtney Fowler.

Osborne Clarke’s corporate team is a go-to practice for companies in the Tech, Media and Comms sector. Its clients range from 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.

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