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Legal 500, 2022

Harbottle & Lewis advise on sale of Pure IP Group to BCM One

We are delighted to have advised the shareholders of Pure IP, the global provider of cloud-based voice services, on the sale of the Pure IP Group to BCM One, a portfolio company of private equity firm Thompson Street Capital Partners.

Pure IP is a provider of global cloud-based voice solutions for businesses and the acquisition will expand BCM One’s NextGen Communications portfolio. Pure IP is one of the original launch partners for Microsoft Operator Connect, and provides PSTN replacement services in 47 countries and number availability in 137 countries.

On working with the team at Harbottle, Gary Forrest, founder and CEO of Pure IP, said: “Harbottle were first-rate.  Charlie, Emily and the team helped to navigate the shareholders through what was a highly complex cross-border transaction involving a number of jurisdictions and multiple advisers.  They were a terrific support for us; they managed the process superbly and were always available.  We are delighted to have worked with them.”

The Harbottle team was led by Corporate Partner Charlie Leveque and Senior Associate Emily Miles, with support from Corporate Associate Alexander Walters and Trainee Grace Tang. Emma Wright, Partner and Agatha Claridge, Senior Associate in the Tech, Data and Digital Group, advised on regulatory and commercial matters.

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