International law firm Osborne Clarke has advised Highland Europe on its growth capital investment in ME+EM – the UK’s first and fastest growing direct-to-consumer luxury fashion brand.

The Osborne Clarke team which advised Highland Europe was led by corporate partner Robert Wood and included senior associate Josephine Healy and associate Rachel Barbour.

Founded by British entrepreneur and former advertising executive, Clare Hornby, ME+EM has enjoyed triple digit revenue growth over the past year thanks to its data-driven, purpose-led approach to democratising access to sustainable, long-lasting, contemporary luxury clothing. 

Highland Europe will join existing investors including Sir Charles Dunstone CVO, the executive chairman of TalkTalk, and Venrex Investment Management, which was an early backer of British fintech and decacorn Revolut, makeup brand Charlotte Tilbury, Not on the High Street and fashion shopping app Lyst.

Osborne Clarke has also recently advised Highland Europe on a number of investments across Europe.  These include SoSafe in Germany and Podimo in Sweden.

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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