Ascential plc’s £4.5 Million Acquisition of WARC Limited


Fried Frank represented Ascential plc in its acquisition of global digital subscription business, WARC Limited.

The acquisition, involved the entire share capital of WARC for an initial cash consideration of £19.5m, plus deferred consideration of £4.5m payable in 2018.

It has also been announced that WARC will join Cannes Lions’ new digital offering, The Work, to form a scaled digital subscription product.

WARC is a marketing intelligence service that assists brands, agencies, and media platforms in assessing marketing efficiency. This business reinforces Ascential’s digital product offering within the marketing space.

The Fried Frank team was led by corporate partner Dan Oates (Picture) and included corporate associate Alyss Mantel.

Involved fees earner: Dan Oates – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Alyss Mantel – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson;

Law Firms: Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson;

Clients: Ascential plc ;