Collas Crill advises in Equiom Group acquisition

Collas Crill has assisted the Equiom Group with the acquisition of Virtus Management Limited in Guernsey.

The offshore law firm's commercial team co-ordinated a four jurisdiction due diligence process in Guernsey, Cayman, South Dakota and New Zealand whilst Gowling WLG provided English law M&A advice.

The Collas Crill team was led by group partner Wayne Atkinson assisted by senior associates Tristan Ozanne in Guernsey and Gareth Morgan in Cayman. Senior associate Kerrie Le Tissier of Collas Crill's trusts and pensions team assisted with fiduciary aspects of the transaction.

Wayne said "We are always delighted to work with the team at Equiom Group. Their drive and passion for their business is self-evident. Our team has significant international experience and this transaction gave us the opportunity to leverage our network and provide a joined-up cross-border solution for the client."

Equiom is an award winning international professional services provider offering a range of innovative and effective business partnering solutions with offices spanning Europe, Asia and the Middle East and of course the Channel Islands. This latest acquisition provides further strength to their existing global footprint.

Equiom Legal Director Barry Smith said: "The acquisition of Virtus is quite a milestone for Equiom as it gives us a presence in three brand new jurisdictions. It was essential to have a local partner like Collas Crill to guide us through the intricacies involved. Wayne, Tristan and the team made it a smooth process and we are very thankful for their support throughout."

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