McDermott Will & Emery advised Unigestion on its acquisition of Babington, a UK apprenticeship provider, from RJD Partners. Unigestion has invested alongside the current management team and is pleased to support them in achieving the next phase of growth.
Founded in 1974, Babington is one of the largest and longest-established apprenticeship and training providers in the UK. With a mission to develop better futures for businesses, individuals, and the communities in which it operates, Babington boasts an unrivalled scope of services from apprenticeships and short qualifications to professional training and pre-employment courses – all underpinned by technology, data, and deep learning expertise.
Unigestion is an independent, specialist asset manager providing innovative, tailored solutions for investors worldwide. For more than 50 years it has stayed true to its conviction that intelligent risk-taking is key to delivering consistent returns over time.
McDermott’s cross-border team was led by partner Garrett Hayes and included Katie Clark, supported by counsel Sarah Gabbai with associates Aaron Zacharias, Rosie Mist, Charlotte Moorhouse, Rosemary Tulloch, Sanjeet Johal and trainee solicitor Adam Abbott. Partners Chuck Larsen (Boston/London), Hendrik Viaene (Brussels), senior patent counsel Ashley Brzezinski (Boston), and associate Max Küttner (Düsseldorf) also advised.
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