Aegis Group - Disposal of Synovate

  • 27 July 2011

Slaughter and May advised Aegis Group plc ("Aegis"), one of the world's leading marketing communications groups, on an agreement for the disposal of its market research business, Synovate, to Ipsos S.A. ("Ipsos").

Under the terms of the agreement, which was announced on 27 July 2011, Ipsos will pay £525 million for Synovate, subject to certain completion adjustments. Completion of the disposal is subject to the approval of Aegis' shareholders and certain competition clearances. The transaction is expected to complete during the fourth quarter of 2011.




Roland Turnill (partner), Tim Pharoah (partner), Georgie Fast (associate), Phil Jockelson (associate), Victoria MacDuff (associate), Anna Ngo (associate); Tax: Sara Luder (partner), Ed Milliner (associate); IP and IT: Cathy Connolly (partner), Hardip Dhesi (associate); Competition: Michael Rowe (partner), Louis Eggar (associate); Financing: Miranda Leung (partner), Andrew Chaplin (associate); Pensions and Employment: Jonathan Fenn (partner), Peter Miles (associate); Commercial Real Estate: Jane Edwarde (partner), Catriona Berman (associate), Shilpa Joshi (associate)

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