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Goodman Derrick's Corporate team advise Oosha Limited, a UK based cloud and IT managed services provider in the legal sector, on its sale to Access Group.

Goodman Derrick’s corporate team recently advised Oosha Limited on the sale of its entire issued share capital to the Access Group, a provider of software solutions to the mid-market. Founded in 2009, Wolverhampton based Oosha serves over 120 customers and will become part of Access’s fast growing Legal division.

Oosha provides Cloud and IT managed services to the legal and accounting sectors including managed desktop services, an IT service desk, managed security, disaster recovery and application hosting along with a number of Microsoft specialisms such as Azure migration, Microsoft 365 and Teams Telephony.

Oosha’s 70 employees will join the Access Group, adding another layer of expertise and innovation to the Access’s Legal division.

The acquisition will enable Access Legal to accelerate its journey to bring together its legal software on an innovative ‘single sign on platform’.

Oosha’s co-founder and joint managing director Matthew Newton said:

"The executive team were very pleased to work with Paul Webb and the transaction team at Goodman Derrick on the sale. They guided us knowledgeably and calmly through the legal documentation, showed a great understanding of both our business and any potential hurdles along the way, and liaised effectively with the wider shareholder base in order to help deliver a successful and timely conclusion to the process. They were always responsive to our needs and requirements, and it was good to have them on our side." 

Goodman Derrick corporate partner, Paul Webb commented:

“Oosha know the legal market well as their day to day business is providing solutions to a range of solicitors and other professional service firms. That being the case we were particularly pleased to act on this important transaction for the founders. We wish them every success in their new roles within the Access Group.”

The Goodman Derrick team was led by partner and head of technology Paul Webb, with assistance from:

Alexandra Bonner, Partner, Employment

Tristan Wark, Senior Associate, Real Estate

Michelle Waligora, Associate, Corporate

Remy Ormesher, Associate, Employment

Hector Freyne, Trainee, Corporate

For further information

Paul Webb, Partner, +44 (0)20 7421 7956, pwebb@gdlaw.co.uk

James Caulfield, Head of Business Development, +44 (0)20 7421 7968, jcaulfield@gdlaw.co.uk

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