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Shakespeare Martineau advises Europcar on acquisition
  • Published:
    09 July
  • Area of Law:
    Deals, Firm news

Shakespeare Martineau advises Europcar on acquisition of Brunel Group

Shakespeare Martineau advised the European leader in vehicle rental services, Europcar Group, on the acquisition of Brunel Group, a London-based ride-hailing business for an undisclosed sum.

The acquisition marks another step in Europcar’s strategy to build a broad-ranging mobility offering to its customers, providing a choice of travel solutions to meet the time and convenience requirements of each journey.

Law firm Shakespeare Martineau has worked with Europcar for many years on a range of legal matters. The team, led by Duncan James, drew on knowledge of both the client the sector and used it’s wealth of experience in M&A transactions to ensue they were able to support the buyers through the process.

Duncan James, partner commented: “This is one of many transactions undertaken by Europcar helping them achieve their growth ambitions. It strengthens their mobility offering to across a range of corporate markets, including investment banks, law, advisory firms and financial institutions. The transaction enables the company to make use of Brunel’s mobile application to further meet the needs of their ever mobile and technology savvy customer base.”

"We’re delighted to be at the beginning of a partnership between two teams who share the same winning spirit and focus on supporting talent to achieve their potential. Everyone here has a great sense of pride and excitement to be working with Team England – a team that, after all, reflects just how much can be achieved by a diverse and varied group of individuals all focused on one goal. We can’t wait to get started."

Joanna Thornell, Client and Markets Director, Shakespeare Martineau