Shoosmiths advises shareholders on the sale of Pervasive Limited

Shoosmiths advises shareholders on the sale of Pervasive Limited


Author: Kellie Young

National law firm Shoosmiths has advised the shareholders of Pervasive Limited on its sale of the business to Capita plc, the largest business process outsourcing and professional services company in the UK.

Pervasive Ltd is an IT solutions provider specialising in enterprise wireless networks, mobility managed services and bring-your-own-device solutions. They have a large client base across a range of sectors including further and higher education, local government and the health service.

The business will sit within Capita IT Enterprise Services as part of the Technology Solutions division. The acquisition of Pervasive Ltd will give Capita Technology Solutions its 5th specialist business unit focused on mobility while further boosting capability within storage, compute and security.

Shoosmiths' corporate partner Emma Gibson commented: 'This is an exciting time for Pervasive and Capita as they work together to build on the success of Capita Technology Solutions. We are pleased to have been able to advise on such an important deal for both businesses.'

Ashley Langley, managing director of Pervasive Limited, said: 'We would like to thank Emma and the team at Shoosmiths for ensuring a successful sale. The expert legal advice and professional, responsive service they provided throughout the deal process was second to none.'

Shoosmiths' corporate team advises public and private companies, management teams, investors and debt providers through the business life cycle. Shoosmiths works with businesses from start up and first round finance through to mergers and acquisitions, MBO and MBI transactions, development funding and on exits, whether by way of sale, listing or private equity investment.

The national corporate team was recently crowned 'Law Firm of the Year' at the M&A Awards 2015 and has been placed second by deal volume in Experian's UK Deal Review and Advisor League Table.