Blake Morgan advises on sale of Ultima Media Limited

Posted on 20th February 2017
National law firm Blake Morgan has advised on the sale of the entire issued share capital of Ultima Media Limited.

Ultima Media Limited is a provider of intelligence and networking to the global automotive industry with principle brands Automotive Logistics, Automotive Manufacturing Solutions and Car Design News.

It produces websites, magazines, conferences and other networking events which are read and held in the world’s biggest automotive markets

The company has been acquired by Süddeutsche Verlag, one of Germany’s leading publishing groups. It is a part of SWMH group, which publishes newspapers and operates leading websites in Germany, and owns specialist magazines and websites in Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Switzerland.

The Blake Morgan corporate team advised the owners of Ultima Media on all legal aspects of the transaction including offering specialist advice on what was a complicated structure agreement.

The team was led by partner Stojan Essex and was assisted by corporate lawyer Laura Potemianos and finance partner and shares specialist David Daws.

Simon Timm, founder and principal shareholder of Ultima Media Limited, said: “I would like to thank the team at Blake Morgan who helped secure a successful outcome on what was a very complex transaction. We were impressed by both their professionalism and the quality of advice we received.”

Corporate partner Stojan Essex said: “We are pleased to have been able to support Ultima Media Limited on this important deal and wish both parties every success for the future.”

Blake Morgan has an international portfolio of multi-national client companies (public and private), SMEs, owner managed businesses and start-ups with a need for high-quality corporate and M&A support and advice.

The corporate team is acknowledged within the legal industry and in the independent legal directories, for providing a first-class level of service across a wide range of transactions including mergers, acquisitions, sales, private equity and joint ventures.

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