1000heads’ Management Buyout By Phoenix Equity Partners


Osborne Clarke has advised the shareholders and management team of 1000heads on its management buyout by mid-tier private equity investor Phoenix Equity Partners.

Phoenix Equity Partners is partnering with the Group’s management team and its investment will support 1000heads to accelerate the expansion of its international footprint and service offering.

Phoenix Equity Partners is a United Kingdom mid-market private equity firm. It specialises in working with management teams to help grow their businesses.

Employing over 150 people across offices in London, New York, Sydney, Dubai and Berlin, 1000heads serves clients including Microsoft, Wella, Grupo Bimbo, Uniqlo and Arm. 1000heads helps clients grow their businesses in a media landscape dominated by new technology and social media. Its ability to generate real-time data, which can be measured and analysed, helps it to constantly adapt and refine clients’ social media strategies.

The team who advised on the matter was led by Corporate Partner Tim Birt (Picture) and Private Equity Partner Mark Spinner who were assisted by Senior Associates Jonathan Crowley (Corporate) and Sarah Crabtree (Private Equity) and Associate Sarah Mitchell (Corporate). Partner Mathew Oliver and Associate Emily Clarke advised on tax matters.

Involved fees earner: Jonathan Crowley – Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP; Tim Birt – Osborne Clarke; Emily Clarke – Osborne Clarke; Sarah Crabtree – Osborne Clarke; Sarah Mitchell – Osborne Clarke; Mathew Oliver – Osborne Clarke; Mark Spinner – Osborne Clarke;

Law Firms: Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP; Osborne Clarke;

Clients: 1000heads;