International legal practice Osborne Clarke has advised the shareholders of Hills Balfour on its acquisition by leading US-based agency, MMGY Global.

Hills Balfour is Europe and Dubai’s leading travel, tourism and lifestyle communications partner, specialising in PR, digital, representation, crisis management, sales, trade and consumer marketing, branding and MICE. This strategic transaction will bring the two complementary businesses together enabling them to significantly expand their global footprint.

The Osborne Clarke team that advised on the transaction was led by corporate Partner Edward Persse and Senior Associate Akshay Agrawal, who were supported by corporate Associate Alice Wright and tax Associate Alistair Godwin.

Osborne Clarke has established a market leading reputation for advising businesses in the marketing, design, content, PR and technology as a service sectors, particularly with transformative transactional projects, and is one of the leading upper mid-market law firms in the UK and internationally, working with both global businesses and also 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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