Goodman Derrick advises on the sale of London-based Seven Publishing Group

Goodman Derrick has advised London Stock Exchange listed Caledonia Investments Plc, Nova Capital Management Ltd and the in-house legal team at Guardian Media Group Plc on the sale of London-based Seven Publishing Group to C3 Creative Code & Content (an alliance between German media conglomerate Hubert Burda Media and agency KircherBurkhart).

The deal sees Seven, an award-winning international content marketing agency, join forces with C3 to form an international strategic alliance with a client portfolio ranging from Sainsbury’s to Porsche and combined annual turnover of almost €100 million.

Corporate Partner, Edward Hoare, said: “We wish Seven all the best with their new colleagues. I’m sure that the team will continue to produce top content and that the acquisition will present them with more opportunities to grow their business. I was pleased to lead this transaction for the Sellers. It was another opportunity to demonstrate our lawyers’ ability to conclude deals that are complex, multi-party and have an international element. Congratulations to everyone involved.”

The Goodman Derrick team was led by Corporate Partner Edward Hoare and included Corporate Solicitors, Rudy Capildeo and Chris Smith and chartered tax adviser Jane Innes.

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