Charles Russell Speechlys advises the Civica Group on the acquisition of SFW Ltd
25 July 2016
Charles Russell Speechlys has advised the Civica Group (an investee company of OMERS Private Equity) on its latest acquisition of government digital specialist, SFW Ltd.
Based in Woking with an offshore development centre in Vadodara, India, SFW Ltd specialises in building and managing digital solutions for the public sector, supplying 70 organisations predominantly in UK national and local government. Core capabilities are focused around digital engagement, CRM-based applications and workplace collaboration.
SFW has a strong record of helping organisations to digitise internal processes and customer interactions. Government customers include the Home Office, DEFRA and DECC, together with non-departmental bodies such as the Environment Agency, Acas and the Electoral Commission, which deployed a digital service created by SFW to collate the results of the EU Referendum.
The Charles Russell Speechlys core team comprised Corporate Partner and Head of Private Equity Malcolm MacDougall, Corporate Associates Lucy Scott and Genevieve Morrall, Corporate Tax Senior Associate Robert Birchall, and members of the firm’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications and Intellectual Property teams.