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05 August 2015

Charles Russell Speechlys advises The Real Experience Group on two acquisitions

Charles Russell Speechlys has advised The Real Experience Group on two recent acquisitions in the group travel and education sectors.

We first advised on the acquisition of The English Studios Limited, an English language school business based in London. We then also advised on the acquisition of i-to-i TEFL, the accredited TEFL course provider, from TUI.

The Real Experience Group offers a range of specialist group travel and educational brands providing impactful experiences for all ages, from primary pupils on their first residential school trip to adults studying abroad or working abroad. The Group’s brands can be viewed on its website by clicking here.

The Charles Russell Speechlys transaction team was led by Corporate Partner Mark Howard, with key support from Associates Tom Smitham (Corporate), Jonathan Steele (Corporate), Richard Hall (Corporate) Christopher Birch (Intellectual Property), James Benedick (Real Estate) and Ben Smith (Employment).

Mark Howard, Partner, commented: “The Real Experience Group are currently in growth phase adding valuable travel and education brands to their expanding portfolio and are clearly going from strength to strength. We are delighted to have advised on these acquisitions and look forward to working with Karen and her team going forward. ”

Karen Watson, CEO, stated: “Having worked with Mark Howard and his team on our last two transactions, I can honestly say that these deals completed satisfactorily due to their high level of legal expertise, well balanced commercial approach, as well as their committed work ethic.

"It has been a pleasure dealing with a team who take time to properly understand their client’s business and commercial objectives and work constructively with all parties in order to find agreed solutions. ”