Charles Russell Speechlys advises on the sale of Charterhouse Research Limited

Charles Russell Speechlys has advised the shareholders of Charterhouse Research Limited (“Charterhouse”) on the sale of the entire issued share capital of Charterhouse to Next Fifteen Communications Group plc (“Next 15”), acquired through its data and insights subsidiary, MIG Global Limited (“MIG”).

Charterhouse is a leading specialist financial market research consultancy,  founded in 2004 by four leading market researchers, Julie Irwin, Mark Dennis, Sara McFadzean and Mervyn Flack.

Julie Irwin, who will continue in her role as Managing Director of Charterhouse, commented: “We are delighted with the service we received from David, Rebecca and the wider team at Charles Russell Speechlys.  We are extremely excited that Charterhouse has joined MIG, a Next 15 company, and are confident that being part of the group will enable us to meet a wider range of the needs of our increasing client base in the financial services sector and further enhance our service offering. The whole Charterhouse team looks forward to working closely with the MIG Global team to develop our information collection and delivery solutions to extend our research services and multi-client surveys.”

The deal team at Charles Russell Speechlys was led by David Hicks, a Partner in the Corporate team specialising in the financial services sector, and Rebecca Burford, Senior Associate.  David commented:  “It has been a pleasure to help the shareholders of Charterhouse take this next step in its development. We are confident that Charterhouse has found a good home with MIG and look forward to seeing the business go from strength to strength.”  

The wider Charles Russell Speechlys team included corporate assistants Abbie Tarrant and Samuel Jenkins, Robert Birchall, who advised on tax matters, and Rebecca Lawton, who advised on employment matters.

For more information, please contact David Hicks on +44 (0)20 7427 6647 or at

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