Matt Cunningham and Patrick Peake of Waterfront’s corporate team recently advised the shareholders of Phillips McDougall Limited and Amis Global Limited in relation to the multi-million pound acquisition of the two companies by Informa, one of the world’s most successful information providers to businesses.

Phillips McDougall Limited and Amis Global Limited are widely recognised as industry leaders in the provision of consultancy and data services in the agrochemical and crop biotechnology sectors.

John McDougall, one of the founders of the two companies, said:

“Waterfront’s corporate team carefully guided us through the legal process to achieve the successful sale of Phillips McDougall and Amis Global. We particularly appreciated Matt and Patrick’s focus, as they gave us detailed explanations and advice every step of the way. They balanced this care and attention with speed and responsiveness, which meant that the deal was completed as quickly and smoothly as we could have hoped.

Matthew Phillips, a co-founder of the two companies, added:

“We were very grateful for Matt and Patrick’s work on this project and they ensured that any obstacles were overcome with a minimum of fuss. We wouldn’t hesitate to work with them again.”

Head of Corporate, Matt Cunningham, said “I’m really pleased for John and Matthew. It’s great to see their hard work rewarded. It was a pleasure working with them and I wish them well at Informa.”