Huntsworth’s Acquisition of Nucleus Global

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP advised Huntsworth on the finance and tax aspects of the transaction. Taylor Wessing advised Nucleus Global.

Huntsworth, an international healthcare and communications group, has announced an agreement to acquire Nucleus Global, one of the world’s largest medical specialist communications group.

Nucleus was founded in 1986 and has become one of the largest medical specialist communications networks in the world. Globally, they have over 800 experts with 14 offices to help deliver world-class compliant events, publications and digital programmes for the major healthcare and medical brands around the world.

Huntsworth is an international healthcare and communications group. The Group’s principal areas of focus are marketing, medical and immersive communications services to healthcare clients, which are primarily large and mid-size pharmaceutical and biotech companies. It also has Constellation Communications group, which provides a wide range of communications and advisory services including strategic communications, public affairs, investor relations and consumer marketing.

The Debevoise team providing finance and tax advice to Huntsworth was led by finance partner Alan J. Davies (Picture), and included associates Brad Taylor, Alex Bell and Anna Jones. Tax advice was provided by partners Gary Friedman and Matthew Saronson, and associates Patrick Fasoro and Elizabeth Haynes.

The Taylor Wessing’s team was led by Senior Partner Dominic FitzPatrick with support from senior associate Suzy Penney, associates Alice Picton and Luc Swietochowski, and paralegal Sarah Palmer.

Additional advices were provided by incentives partner Ann Casey, and tax associate Marina Constanti and tax partner, Liz Wilson, IP and media partner Adam Rendle, data partner Graham Hann and senior associate Jared McIntosh, real estate partner Emma Oakley and associate Salome Parayre, employment associate Katie Davenport and pensions senior associate Hadassah Shulman.
Involved fees earner: Alexander Bell – Debevoise & Plimpton; Alan Davies – Debevoise & Plimpton; Patrick Fasoro – Debevoise & Plimpton; Gary Friedman – Debevoise & Plimpton; Elizabeth Haynes – Debevoise & Plimpton; Anna Jones – Debevoise & Plimpton; Matthew Saronson – Debevoise & Plimpton; Brad Taylor – Debevoise & Plimpton; Ann Casey – Taylor Wessing; Marina Constanti – Taylor Wessing; Katie Davenport – Taylor Wessing; Dominic FitzPatrick – Taylor Wessing; Graham Hann – Taylor Wessing; Jared McIntosh – Taylor Wessing; Emma Oakley – Taylor Wessing; Salome Parayre – Taylor Wessing; Suzy Penney – Taylor Wessing; Alice Picton – Taylor Wessing; Adam Rendle – Taylor Wessing; Hadassah Shulman – Taylor Wessing; Luc Swietochowski – Taylor Wessing; Liz Wilson – Taylor Wessing;

Law Firms: Debevoise & Plimpton; Taylor Wessing;

Clients: Huntsworth; Nucleus Group;