Slaughter and May advised Marks & Spencer on the launch of Founders Factory Retail

24 Jul 2018

Slaughter and May advised Marks & Spencer on the launch of Founders Factory Retail, a joint venture with Founders Factory focused on investing and growing start-ups. M&S will become Founders Factory’s exclusive UK retail partner, and invest in a number of start-ups, sourced through Founders Factory’s global network, which will expose the business to new technologies, business models and entrepreneurial thinking, as it seeks to put digital at the heart of its transformation strategy. M&S will become the majority shareholder within the JV which will build a portfolio of investments in fast growth start-ups, which it will seek to grow and scale.

Contacts

Corporate: Paul Dickson (partner), Holly Abel (associate); IP/IT: David Ives (partner), Matthew Harman (associate); Tax: Dominic Robertson (partner), Deeksha Rathi (associate)


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