Blake Morgan advises on disposal to major US-based healthcare marketing agency

Posted on 16th December 2021

Blake Morgan’s corporate team recently advised on the disposal of Engage In-Health Limited to Fingerpaint Marketing Inc. The law firm was instructed by founders and managing directors of Engage, Mary McGregor and Dave Chandler, on the sale of their shares to a major US-based healthcare marketing agency. The value of the transaction is confidential.

Blake Morgan were only recently instructed in October and the team worked tremendously well under significant pressure across various time zones to achieve the clients’ goals and complete by early December.

Engage In-Health Limited is an award winning healthcare marketing agency that works in partnership with global pharmaceutical companies to deliver transformational digital communications to healthcare professionals and patients.

The acquisition was crucial to Fingerpaint in terms of enhancing its decade of fast-paced growth and strengthening its global data and analytics capabilities.

Mary McGregor and Dave Chandler will continue to lead day-to-day operations of Engage during this exciting period of expansion. Mary McGregor praised the Blake Morgan team by commenting:

Simply legal rockstars! You guys were so immense throughout the process, kept us focused and delivered an outstanding service. Thank you.

Reflecting on the outcome of the project and the firm’s role, Dave Chandler stated: “I can’t thank you all enough for your unbelievable hard work, expertise and support in getting this over the line. I am truly grateful and it’s been a pleasure working with you.”

The project came to the team through corporate Partner Dov Katz, a long-standing contact of and legal adviser to Mary McGregor. Dov Katz led the Blake Morgan team with superb support by a multi-sector team across the firm’s London and Cardiff offices that included James Vaughan (Corporate), James Bowen (Corporate), Thomas Vosper (Corporate), Jake Van Kampen (Corporate), Cathy Bryant (Corporate Tax) and Nia Pawley (Employment).

Reflecting on the transaction, Dov commented:

It was a superb transaction to be involved in and we were absolutely delighted and thrilled to act for the founder shareholders, Mary McGregor and Dave Chandler on this very important milestone. Engage In-Health has clearly quickly developed a sizeable footprint in Europe as a marketing firm of choice in the data analytics space for the pharmaceutical sector.

He added: From the outset of the transaction the synergies by joining the Fingerpaint ‘family’ were readily apparent and clearly a great fit for both and allows Fingerpaint to further expand their presence in the European market. We wish all those involved in this transaction our very best wishes going forwards. This is a particularly exciting time for the company as it enters its next chapter. Congratulations Mary and Dave.”


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