Dechert Advises Centaur Media on its Divestment Program

July 25, 2019

Advised by Dechert LLP, Centaur Media plc, a London listed international provider of business information and specialist consultancy, has announced the completion of its divestment program, which began in October 2018 after Centaur concluded a strategic review and decided to focus on its leading brands to improve operational execution.

Centaur successfully completed the disposal of four businesses, with the sale of its brands in engineering, financial services, human resources and travel and meetings, to both trade and private equity purchasers. These sales have simplified the structure of the Centaur group and will enable the achievement of significant cost efficiencies, thereby creating additional shareholder value.

“The Dechert team worked together seamlessly to help us meet our commercial needs with this disposal program,” said Swag Mukerji, Centaur Media's CFO. “Their hard work, expertise and pragmatic approach helped us create a more focused group that is better placed to deliver value to shareholders.”

The cross-practice group of Dechert lawyers working with the Centaur team was led by corporate partner Sean Geraghty, and included counsel James Stonehill and associates Jodie Valler-Feltham, Joshua Smith, David Nicholls, Daniel Mansfield, Smridhi Gulati, Chelsea Fish, Ross Montgomery and Rose Limaye. Additionally, the team included intellectual property partner Paul Kavanagh and associates Madeleine White and Nathan Smith, labor partner Charles Wynn-Evans and associates Emma Zarb and Emma Byford, global tax partner Daniel Hawthorne and associate Nicolas Kokkinos, Brussels antitrust partner Clemens York and associate Marjolein De Backer, and litigation associate Sonali Sullivan-Mackenna.

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