23rd June 2021
Specialist private equity lawyers at Walker Morris have advised Endless LLP and the management team of Adare International on the agreement to sell Adare International to HH Global.
Completion of the transaction is subject to further legal processes which are anticipated to take between 8 to 12 weeks.
The combined global business will consist of more than 4,000 employees across more than 50 countries, generating approximately $2.1bn in annual sales as HH Global consolidates its leading position in the sector.
Adare provides its clients, such as Nestle, Coca Cola, Carlsberg, Pfizer, Mars, JD Weatherspoon and Deliveroo with creative services, digital marketing, print management, promotional merchandising, point of sale marketing and logistics solutions.
Endless acquired Adare International in 2015 as part of the Adare Group, which consisted of four divisions. Since Endless’ investment in the business, Adare International has grown significantly through investment in organic growth and bolt-on acquisitions. The company now has £250 million turnover, with 650 employees worldwide.
Walker Morris fielded a specialist team led by Debbie Jackson (Partner) and Thomas Mieszkowski (Director) both from the Corporate Private Equity Team. They were supported by Daniel O’Connell (Corporate), David Went (Competition), Luke Riley (Tax), Ricky Walker (Finance), Lee Crook (Commercial) and Jeanette Burgess (Regulatory).
Debbie Jackson from Walker Morris commented:
“We’ve been delighted to support Endless and the management team of Adare International on this transaction after seeing Adare International grow from strength to strength under its Endless’ ownership. We look forward to watching its continued success under HH Global’s ownership”.
CEO of Adare International Andrew Dutton said
“We are delighted to be joining HH Global as it accelerates its growth journey. It is an incredible milestone for Adare and a testament to the outstanding team we have assembled and the rapidly growing client portfolio we have created. Our combination will provide our customers with enhanced services and our teams with expanded career opportunities. We are looking forward to working with our new colleagues as we begin the transition to deal completion”.