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19 January 2018

Charles Russell Speechlys once again shortlisted for Deal of the Year at the Insider South East Dealmakers Awards

We are delighted to once again be shortlisted for Deal of the Year (sub £10m) at the Insider South East Dealmakers awards. The awards celebrate the region’s corporate finance community and are one of the most respected and sought-after accolades across the legal, accountancy, banking and funding community.

The shortlisted deal is the acquisition of Software Generation Holdings (SGL), a Hampshire-based digital asset management firm, by a newco incorporated by leading UK growth capital investor, FPE Capital. The transaction also included the simultaneous acquisition of a Canadian-based company, Masstech Innovations. The new group provides more than 500 blue chip customers with automated movement and storage of digital video content. Charles Russell Speechlys acted as legal advisers to FPE.

The transaction is expected to lead to additional local employment and opportunities for local suppliers, and illustrates the opportunities for growth and investment in the South East by attracting companies and investors in the TMT sector.

Malcolm MacDougall, partner and head of the private equity team said “we are extremely proud to once again be shortlisted for this award. This was a particularly complicated transaction and involved all advisers working together and collaborating to ensure that both deals came together at the same time and in accordance with the transaction timetable”.

Winners will be announced at the awards gala which will take place on Thursday 1 February at the Copthorne Hotel in Crawley.