Wavenet’s £100 Million Acquisition Of Excell Group

In UK Osborne Clarke, advised on the matter.

Osborne Clarke advised Excell Group with a team including Mike Freer (Picture – Corporate M&A), Mathew Oliver (Tax M&A and Deal Advisory).

Wavenet, an award-winning, leading UK supplier of business telecommunication and technology solutions, backed by Macquarie Capital, is advancing its cloud and workspace offering by adding the experience and infrastructure of Excell Group into its solution and service portfolio. This acquisition will significantly bolster Wavenet Group’s market share in the cloud and workspace market and strengthen its place as one of the UK’s leading managed service providers to businesses for fully converged data, voice, cloud, and IT.

Cambridge-headquartered Excell Group has grown steadily since its inception through both organic and acquisitive means, expanding its network, portfolio and creating a hugely successful business centre service for landlords and serviced offices.

The acquisition means that Wavenet will now provide services to over 10,000 businesses, with Wavenet’s annual turnover climbing to more than £100m.

The acquisition of Excell brings the benefits of increased scale, true London presence and the unique business centre infrastructure arm to the already comprehensive portfolio of services and solutions that Wavenet can provide to its customers.

The Osborne Clarke team was led by Partner Mike Freer (Picture) with support on the corporate side from Associate Directors Rob Pook and Will Nicolson, Associate Rebecca Davies, Paralegal Emily Greatrix and Trainee Chris Flach.  Senior Associate Laura Hanley provided finance guidance, while tax advice was headed up by Partner Mat Oliver who was supported by Senior Associates Bridget Baille and Helena Zaba.  Associate Director Dan Sharman and Senior Associate Rhiannon Jones advised on incentives. 

Involved fees earner: Bridget Baillie – Osborne Clarke; Mike Freer – Osborne Clarke; Laura Hanley – Osborne Clarke; Rhiannon Jones – Osborne Clarke; William Nicolson – Osborne Clarke; Mathew Oliver – Osborne Clarke; Robert Pook – Osborne Clarke; Dan Sharman – Osborne Clarke; Helena Zaba – Osborne Clarke;

Law Firms: Osborne Clarke;

Clients: Excell Group;

Author: Giulia Di Palma