8 February 2016
TLT has advised Hamburg headquartered DVV Media, a global publishing company, on its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Road Transport Media Limited, who own publications including Commercial Motor, Motor Transport and Truck & Driver.
DVV Media, a sister company of the Rheinische Post Media Group, has more than 200 employees and produces over 30 B2B publications in the transport & logistics, maritime, rail, public transport, travel/conferences and defence sectors. The deal means that DVV Media will increase its workforce by a quarter.
The TLT team was led by corporate partner, Alice Gardner and included; corporate solicitor, Luke Thorngate-Davies; tax partner, Nathan Williams; and employment solicitor, Catherine Roylance.
TLT’s Alice Gardner said: "This deal gives DVV Media the opportunity to strengthen its portfolio of publications and grow its international reach, with increased traction in the UK market.
"We worked alongside the acquisition team at DVV giving them clear, pragmatic advice on the UK acquisition process and ensuring that the deal was completed within the tight deadlines."
Martin Weber, CEO of DVV Media, said: "This acquisition is an important milestone for us as it expands our international publishing presence, especially in the UK. Throughout the complex process we worked closely with the TLT team, who consistently gave us excellent commercial advice on all aspects of preparing for and executing the deal."
Alice Gardner | Partner at TLT | www.tltsolicitors.com