GD acts for Chime on 4 acquisitions

A cross-departmental team of ten assisted in four separate company acquisitions for our clients, Chime Communications plc, which all completed on 6 March 2012.

Chime acquired 60% of Rough Hill, a specialist agency focusing on youth marketing; the entirety of McKenzie Clark, a leading UK graphics and branding specialist, and entered into a conditional agreement to acquire 100% of the share capital of iLUKA, a sports marketing agency that manages and activates major events, particularly sporting events, on behalf of clients. Chime expects to complete the acquisition in March or April 2012. In addition, Chime acquired 40% of StratAgile, a data analytics business based in Singapore. 

The corporate team comprised Philip Langford, Tanya Shillingford, Paul Webb, Jessica Nugent, Rebecca Gardner, with additional assistance from Rudy Capildeo, Heli Italinna and Chris Smith. They were joined by Helen Wyatt, partner in our Employment department, who advised on employment law issues arising from the acquisitions and by James Daglish in our Property department.