28 03 2016

Mercia Technologies PLC acquires Enterprise Ventures Group Ltd for £11 Million

Gowling WLG has advised AIM-quoted Mercia Technologies PLC on its £11 million acquisition of Enterprise Ventures Group Ltd


Mercia is a technology-focused investment company which has developed its hybrid investment model to help fund, support and create value from some of the UK's most innovative technology ventures. The Firm, led by Mark Andrew Payton, Martin James Glanfield and Matt Mead, is based in United Kingdom. Enterprise Ventures is a leading provider of early stage and growth finance through £200 million of third party managed funds in the North of England. The firm, led by Jonathan B. Diggines, John Simpson, Doug Stellman, John Charles and Mark Andrew Wyatt, is based in Preston. Corporate partner Kristian Rogers led on the deal with a cross-firm team which included senior associate Mark Rowan and associate Laura Le Marechal in the Corporate team and partner Jon Lent and principal associate Gurinder Mann in the Banking team. Partner Lee McBride and associate Charlotte Brady provided real estate advice, while tax support came from partner Mike Murphy and associate Rajiv Shah. Senior associate Sinan Alnajjar worked on employment issues and associate Ben Goldby advised on pensions. Health and safety principal associate Michael Hafen also advised. Involved fees earner: Kristian Rogers - Gowling WLG; Laura Le Marechal - Gowling WLG; Jon Lent - Gowling WLG; Gurinder Mann - Gowling WLG; Lee McBride - Gowling WLG; Charlotte Brady - Gowling WLG; Sinan Alnajjar - Gowling WLG; Ben Goldby - Gowling WLG; Michael Hafen - Gowling WLG; Michael Murphy - Gowling WLG; Rajiv Shah - Gowling WLG;

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