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Paul Osborne

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Paul Osborne

Fox Williams LLP

Paul is a corporate partner with a deep understanding of domestic and cross border M&A, restructurings, venture capital and joint ventures. He has a wealth of experience acting on the buy and sell side for clients ranging from international and quoted companies to SMEs and individual vendors.

As a leader in his field and trusted business advisor, Paul will identify at an early stage the issues that really matter for his client and how best to ensure the clients objectives are met. He is excellent at

He has written for publications such as Financier Worldwide, Real Business and the Financial Times and features in the Smith & Williamson Hall of Fame as a Professional Practice Leader.

Firm Profile
Located in London, we advise businesses all over the world, providing a seamless service on cross-jurisdictional matters. We have strength and expertise in the Financial Services, Technology and Professional Services sectors and our transactional, advisory and disputes capabilities extend well beyond these areas.

When you engage us, we'll develop a deep understanding of your needs and priorities and get to the heart of issues fast. Providing high quality commercial advice is a given. It's our responsive, agile approach that clients find refreshing.

We strive to become our clients' trusted business advisors, with a focus on great client service and industry sector knowledge that is ingrained throughout our team. This enables us to anticipate our clients' needs and proactively find solutions to help clients achieve their goals.

From entrepreneurs and start-ups to large mid-market deals, we cover a wide array of corporate transactions in terms of both complexity and size. We advise companies, financial institutions and investor clients on UK and international private and public M&A, listings and fundraisings on the Main Market and AIM, as well as on venture capital, private equity and other corporate transactions.

We also advise companies, advisers, boards and senior executives in relation to the full range of corporate governance and regulatory compliance issues.

Fox Williams advised Cyber-Duck on its sale to CACI

Fox Williams advised the majority shareholders of Cyber-Duck Limited on its sale to CACI Limited, a leading data and technology solutions company. Cyber-Duck has significant expertise in combining human-centred Service Design, user experience (UX) and UI design with open-source technology to create transformational, next-generation experiences, services, products and systems. CACI work with clients to digitally transform their organisations providing specialist data, software, technology, consultancy and web application development services to deliver innovative digital transformation projects for commercial and government organisations.

Fox Williams advised on corporate, tax, real estate and employment aspects of the transaction. The deal was led by Fox Williams corporate partner, Paul Osborne and the team included; corporate senior associate, Sarah Carlton, corporate associate Nik Paskevic, corporate trainee Tara Reeves; tax legal director Joanne Varia; employment partner David Murphy; employment associate Kimberly Dennis, real estate partner Elizabeth Ruff and real estate associate James Leese. Doug Preece provided additional corporate partner support.

Paul Osborne said: "Fox Williams is delighted to have advised and supported the talented and highly creative senior management team of Cyber-Duck who have built such an amazing business which is now poised for a new growth phase within the CACI group. The union of Cyber-Duck's digital transformation expertise with CACI's digital solutions opens the door to groundbreaking digital transformations, and we are thrilled to have played our role in making this partnership a reality."

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