Hogan Lovells Advised Hawksford on Fourth International Acquisition

10 March 2014 - Hogan Lovells has advised long-standing client Hawksford International on the acquisition of Janus Corporate Solutions, a Singapore-based corporate services business. The deal completed on 7 March 2014 for an undisclosed sum.

Hawksford is a leading independent wealth structuring company specialising in preserving and enhancing wealth. It was established in October 2008 following a management buyout of Rathbone Trust Company Jersey Limited, backed by UK private equity company Dunedin, on which Hogan Lovells advised.

Established in 2009, Janus and its 40 employees provide company secretarial, accountancy, business support and immigration services to a client base of around 1,500.

The acquisition forms a significant part of the company’s growth strategy, and is the fourth acquisition on which Hogan Lovells has advised Hawksford: having acted for the group on the acquisition of Key Trust in February 2013; Trustcorp Jersey Limited in January 2012; and Swiss firm L-S&S GmbH in August 2011.

The Hogan Lovells team advising Hawksford was led by London private equity partner Alan Greenough, supported in London by Monika Przygoda (private equity associate), Suzy Penney (private equity associate) and Aaron Burchell (tax senior associate).

The Singapore team was led by partner Stephanie Keen, supported by Justin Tong (corporate senior associate) and Matthew Bousfield (corporate associate).
Commenting on the transaction, Alan said:

"We are pleased to have advised Hawksford on their fourth bolt on acquisition which expands their geographical reach in to Asia.  Janus and Singapore offer the perfect opportunity for continued growth of Hawksford's services and international footprint to meet the demands of its clients for expertise in key jurisdictions".

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