LONDON (20 November 2006) — The London office of McDermott Will & Emery advised the senior management of The Stationery Office Holdings Limited (TSO) in connection with its acquisition, led by Apax Partners, by Williams Lea Group Limited, a Deutsche Post AG group company.
TSO is a key provider of document and publishing services to the public sector with clients including UK government departments, government agencies, non-departmental public bodies and private sector businesses. Williams Lea is a global corporate information solutions provider.
The sale is expected to complete within eight weeks, subject to, inter alia, satisfactory competition clearance.
The multi-disciplinary team included corporate associate Victoria MacLeod. Intellectual property advice was provided by Rohan Massey, while the pensions and employment aspects of the acquisition were handled by Sharon Tan. James Ross advised on the tax aspects.