Centaur Media’s Divestment Program


Dechert LLP advised Centaur Media plc on the deal.

Centaur Media plc is a London listed international provider of business information and specialist consultancy.

The Company completed its divestment program, which began in October 2018 after Centaur concluded a strategic review and decided to focus on its leading brands to improve operational execution.

Centaur successfully completed the disposal of four businesses, with the sale of its brands in engineering, financial services, human resources and travel and meetings, to both trade and private equity purchasers, raising an aggregate amount of £21.75m in cash, before costs.

These sales have simplified the structure of the Centaur group and will enable the achievement of significant cost efficiencies, thereby creating additional shareholder value.

The cross-practice Dechert team was led by corporate partner Sean Geraghty (Picture), and included counsel James Stonehill and associates Jodie Valler-Feltham, Joshua Smith, David Nicholls, Daniel Mansfield, Smridhi Gulati, Chelsea Fish, Ross Montgomery and Rose Limaye. Additionally, the team included intellectual property partner Paul Kavanagh and associates Madeleine White and Nathan Smith, labor partner Charles Wynn-Evans and associates Emma Zarb and Emma Byford, global tax partner Daniel Hawthorne and associate Nicolas Kokkinos, Brussels antitrust partner Clemens York and associate Marjolein De Backer, and litigation associate Sonali Sullivan-Mackenna.

Involved fees earner: Emma Byford – Dechert; Clemens Graf York von Wartenburg – Dechert; Marjolein De Backer – Dechert; Chelsea Fish – Dechert; Sean Geraghty – Dechert; Smridhi Gulati – Dechert; Daniel Hawthorne – Dechert; Paul Kavanagh – Dechert; Nicolas Kokkinos – Dechert; Rose Limaye – Dechert; Daniel Mansfield – Dechert; Ross Montgomery – Dechert; David Nicholls – Dechert; Nathan Smith – Dechert; Joshua Smith – Dechert; James Stonehill – Dechert; Sonali Sullivan-Mackenna – Dechert; Jodie Valler-Feltham – Dechert; Madeleine White – Dechert; Charles Wynn-Evans – Dechert; Emma Zarb – Dechert;

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