NEWS: Russell Kennedy’s M&A team advises Midwich on the acquisition of Vantage Systems


This acquisition has been covered by LawyersWeekly, read more here and by Australasian Lawyer, read more here.

Russell Kennedy Lawyers have advised Midwich Group Plc via its Australian subsidiary, Midwich Australia Pty Ltd (Midwich) on the acquisition of the trade and assets associated with the services business of Vantage Systems Pty Ltd (Vantage).

Midwich is a specialist audio visual distributor to the trade market with operations across the UK and Ireland, Continental Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific.

Vantage is a unified communications (UC) managed services business headquartered in Melbourne, providing managed services that support customers to maximise the utilisation of their UC systems.

The Russell Kennedy team was led by Special Counsel Rory Maguire from the firm’s Corporate Advisory / M&A team, with assistance from Ellen O’Neil, Associate, and Mary-Anne Flores, Lawyer (Corporate Advisory / M&A); Libby Pallot, Principal, and Abbey Burns, Senior Associate (Employment); Andrew Chalet, Principal, and Stephanie McHugh, Lawyer (Intellectual Property); and Caroline Snaidr, Senior Associate (Property).

Russell Kennedy had previously advised the founders of Blonde Robot Pty Ltd on its sale to Midwich in December 2018.

Rory Maguire congratulated Midwich on the acquisition, saying: “We are delighted to have assisted Midwich with this strategic acquisition. This transaction further enhances Midwich’s offering in the unified collaboration market and represents another exciting expansion of the company’s global presence.”

The Midwich Australia Managing Director, Michael Broadbent, commented: “Through the acquisition of Vantage Systems, Midwich can address the demand for Unified Collaboration, which requires an immediacy and continuation of service to ensure true global interaction and a positive user experience”.

Mark Buckley, Managing Director of Vantage commented: “The Vantage team are excited to join the Midwich Group to help capture the next phase of leadership and growth, while driving continued innovation in the UC & AV markets”.

Midwich was also advised by William Buck.

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