International law firm Osborne Clarke has advised Tenzing, a European mid-market tech investor, on its investment in transportation technology specialist Mandata.

Headquartered in Newcastle and led by CEO Chris Rigg, Mandata’s pioneering SaaS-based solution allows the UK’s carrier and haulage businesses to manage workflow and data more effectively. Its transport management system integrates a suite of end-to-end products, including traffic planning and management, tracking, telematics, and invoicing.

The Osborne Clarke team advising Tenzing included Private Equity Partners Tim Hewens and Alistair Francis and Associates Alex Littlefield and Harshna Patel. Banking advice was provided by Victoria Dingle and Jon Dodds.  Partner David Nisbet advised on tax and Senior Associate Lara Flynn advised on employment.

Used by hauliers across the UK, Mandata helps its loyal customer base of over 2,000 SME carriers to be compliant, improve productivity, deliver efficiency savings, reduce carbon emissions, and improve real-time visibility of their operations.

Osborne Clarke is a recognised industry leader in the Tech, Media & Comms and Transport & Automotive sectors. Its Transport and Automotive sector team advises on all aspects of established and emerging intelligent transport.  This includes developments in technology, software and infrastructure that make urban mobility more efficient; electric vehicles and the development of autonomous vehicles, new electronic payment systems, smart airports and new business models.  The team also advises on the emerging regulatory environment and investments into innovative companies which are driving the sector.

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