19 April 2023
We have advised global advisory and advocacy communications consultancy, APCO Worldwide, on the acquisition of Camarco, a London-based firm specialising in financial communications.
Camarco advises a range of clients, including multi-national, European, FTSE 100, FTSE 250, and other listed and non-listed companies across sectors such as financial services, sustainability, energy and resources and consumer industries. With this acquisition, Camarco's team will be able to tap into APCO’s global reach and deep expertise in corporate advisory and advocacy, while strengthening the group's investor relations and financial communications capabilities.
APCO plans to leverage its global team to expand Camarco’s presence to other leading financial centres around the world. Together, APCO and Camarco aim to deliver end-to-end advisory and advocacy services for global clients and provide support throughout the lifecycle of corporate transactions, from inception through regulatory approvals and from change management to integration.
Commenting on the acquisition, corporate partner at international law firm Taylor Wessing Jonny Bethell said: "It's been great to work with an industry leader like APCO and support on this exciting deal. It's always great to see two complementary businesses come together and we're excited to see the growth and development of the combined group."
APCO Worldwide CEO, Brad Staples, added: "Camarco has a proven track record of helping clients—companies in the FTSE 100, FTSE 250, multi-national, European-listed and private companies—navigate complex stakeholder issues, risks and opportunities and execute business strategies that boost valuation. Supported by a team of experts with decades of experience and established influential networks, Camarco provides a disciplined approach to execute and deliver at the highest level."
Evan Kraus, president & managing director of operations at APCO Worldwide, said: “The team at Taylor Wessing was extremely helpful, responsive, and knowledgeable. At APCO, we focus as much on the cultural fit of an acquisition as the business synergies, so it was important to have a partner who understood this dynamic. The Taylor Wessing team was able to help us assess materiality during critical moments in the process and create solutions that achieved our desired outcome.”
The team was led by partner Jonny Bethell, senior associate Alexandra Holden and associates Lara McKeown,and Callum McLean in the corporate team. The financing work was led by partner Gabriel Estevez, senior associate Louis Dewfall and associate Chris Wiltshire in the Banking and Finance team.
Further support was provided by:
Partner Tandeep Minhas and associate Samuel Curme.
Partner Sian Skelton, senior associate Laura Mackie and associate Matt Quezada.
Partner Sean Nesbitt and associate Radhika Morally.
Partner Charlotte Hill and senior associate Mila Pencheva.
Partner France Delord and associate Magdalena Borucka.
Partner Emma Oakley and associate Francesca Gibbs.
Partners James Ross and Claire Matthews, senior associate Karen Bail and associates Megan Geiser and Freddie Knottenbelt.
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