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TLT advises Briefing Media on acquisition of Global Data Systems

TLT has advised Briefing Media, the UK's leading agriculture information and events group, on its acquisition of French based Global Data Systems (GDS).

GDS is the publisher of two market leading intelligence platforms; FeedInfo – the world's leading source of news and premium intelligence for the meat, biotechnology and animal feed sectors; and FlexNews – a vital news service for senior executives working at multinationals in the global food industry.

This is Briefing Media's first acquisition since Lyceum Capital’s investment in July 2015, which TLT also advised on.

The TLT team was led by corporate partner, Alice Gardner, and included tax partner Nathan Williams and corporate solicitor Sam Jones.

TLT's Alice Gardner said: "This acquisition marks an exciting new chapter for our long-standing client. Not only does it complement Briefing Media's existing offer but it opens new international opportunities for them to target an additional fast-growing global sector of the agriculture industry."

Briefing Media's Rupert Levy said: "It has been a pleasure again to work with Alice and the TLT team on the transaction, who ensured that the deal was delivered efficiently dealing with the complexities of the French legal system in a pragmatic manner.  We look forward to continuing to work with TLT on our future plans and development."

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