Encompass Digital Media’s Acquisition of Babcock’s Media Services


Dechert LLP is advising global technology services company Encompass Digital Media on its planned acquisition of Babcock International Group’s Media Services business.


Encompass Digital Media, a global technology services company delivering end-to-end video playout and distribution solutions to broadcast and digital media companies, announced today it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Babcock International Group’s (Babcock’s) Media Services business. This deal expands Encompass’ scale in EMEA and extends the company’s combined channel playout, transmission and digital products portfolio while adding international radio distribution to its suite of services.

Encompass has existing facilities in the UK, US, Singapore, Argentina, Latvia and India; this acquisition will grow its operations in the UK and Singapore and add operations in Oman and Ascension Island.

The cross-border Dechert team advising Encompass is led by corporate partner Ross Allardice (Picture), and includes corporate partners Kenneth Young and Bernardo Piereck, finance partner Samantha Koplik and corporate associates Tony Brown, Mia Ellis and Shannon Cleary.

Involved fees earner: Ross Allardice – Dechert; Kenneth Young – Dechert; Bernardo Piereck – Dechert; Tony Brown – Dechert; Mia Ellis – Dechert; Shannon Cleary – Dechert; Samantha Koplik – Dechert;

Law Firms: Dechert;

Clients: Encompass Digital Media;