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Macfarlanes advises Simplifydigital on its sales to Dixons Carphone

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Mergers & Acquisitions | 21 March 2016

Macfarlanes has advised Simplifydigital, the UK’s largest broadband, TV and home phone switching business on its sale to Dixons Carphone, Europe’s leading specialist electrical and telecoms retailer and services company.

Simplifydigital was founded in 2007 and its acquisition will help Dixons Carphone to bolster its position in the quad play market, covering mobile, landline, TV and broadband.  The transaction is expected to complete at the end of March.

The Macfarlanes team was led by Corporate M&A partner Alex Edmondson, supported by solicitor Khim Khauraud.  The tax elements of the transaction were advised on by partner Rob Collard, senior counsel Ian Shaw, senior solicitor Peter Abbott and solicitor Catherine Hill. Senior commercial solicitor Will Hedges, employment senior solicitor Susie Galloway and employment solicitor Tabitha Georghiou also advised.