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13 September 2023 | Comment | Article by Andrew Hoad

Hugh James advises shareholders of Nautilus on disposal to Accenture


Top 100 UK law firm, Hugh James, has advised the shareholders of Nautilus Consulting Limited on the disposal of the company to Accenture UK Limited.

Nautilus Consulting is a leading digital healthcare consultancy in the UK that specializes in Electronic Patient Record (EPR) solutions. Nautilus joins Accenture’s Health Strategy & Consulting team in the UK, bringing expertise in strategic and operational consulting services and assisting clients in implementing and optimising their digital solutions.

The Hugh James Corporate and Commercial team advising the shareholders was led by Partner Andrew Hoad and supported by Senior Associate Gemma Davies and Solicitor Kate Wilson. The team has a large amount of experience in acting on the disposal of IT Consultancies, providing specialist advice and ensuring that shareholders receive the best value for their company.

Speaking of working with Hugh James, Simon Evans, Managing Director of Nautilus Consulting, said:

“We chose Hugh James to support Nautilus because we wanted a team that we knew we could work with.  As well as a wealth of knowledge and experience, Andrew and the team brought clarity and calm when things got tricky and were always focussed on finding solutions.  I could not recommend them highly enough.”

The news comes during an exciting week for Hugh James’ London office, following a move to larger City of London premises at 1 King’s Arms Yard, reflecting the firm’s continued growth and strategic focus on strengthening its presence across the business sector in London.

Partner Andrew Hoad commented:

“It was a pleasure to work with Simon and his team and we wish them every success in the next stage of their journey with Accenture. This deal cements the reputation of the Hugh James Corporate team in London as a trusted adviser in the tech space following on from a number of other deals that we have done for various IT and SaaS companies.”

The shareholders were also supported by Michael de Menezes of Shawpoint, who provided the corporate finance advice.

Our corporate and commercial team works with a high calibre of local, national, and international clients. The team has vast experience in a broad range of sectors and works closely with other transactional specialists at Hugh James. If you would like more information, or to discuss any of the topics raised in this post, please contact us today.

Author bio

A Corporate / Commercial Partner in our London city office, Andrew Hoad has over 23 years’ experience in dealing with all types of corporate transactions, including acquisitions and disposals, private and public equity fundraising and shareholder restructuring.

During his career, he has worked as a corporate lawyer for firms including Nabarro Nathanson, as well as establishing boutique corporate law practices, where he has been involved in building impressive client rosters from scratch.

Disclaimer: The information on the Hugh James website is for general information only and reflects the position at the date of publication. It does not constitute legal advice and should not be treated as such. If you would like to ensure the commentary reflects current legislation, case law or best practice, please contact the blog author.

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