Slaughter and May advised Rambus Inc. - acquisition of Smart Card Software Limited for £64.7 million

01 Feb 2016

Slaughter and May advised Rambus Inc. on its acquisition of all outstanding shares in Smart Card Software Limited for £64.7 million in cash. Rambus Inc. creates cutting-edge semiconductor and IP products, spanning memory and interfaces to security, smart sensors and lighting.

The acquired group includes Bell Identification B.V. (Bell ID), a recognised leader in mobile payments, and Ecebs Limited (Ecebs), a leading supplier of smart ticketing systems to the UK transport markets, which has developed software to meet the growing demand for cloud-based, secure ticketing schemes. The Bell ID and Ecebs technologies and solutions will support the Rambus Cryptography Research portfolio of products and services, providing a broad range of secure provisioning and management solutions.


Corporate: William Underhill (partner), John Papanichola (partner), Adrian Amer (associate), Srijanee Bhattacharyya (associate), Michael Chapman (associate); IP: Rob Sumroy (partner); Oliver Savage (associate); Pensions and Employment: Charles Cameron (partner), Rosemary Nelson (associate); Tax: Gareth Miles (partner), Charles Osborne (associate)

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