DWF advises Equiniti on acquisition of Killik & Co's Employee Services

National business law firm, DWF, has advised the Equiniti Group, a leading financial and business services outsourcing provider, on the acquisition of Killik Employee Services, a market leading provider of discretionary employee and executive share plan administration.

The acquisition strengthens Equiniti's global offering and will see the Group expand its current Employee Benefit Solutions service, enabling it to focus on delivering a high quality service to UK PLCs and support them in their global business.

Leading the deal was Frank Shephard, head of corporate team at DWF in the North West, assisted by Helen Mather, Darren Ormsby and Hannah Roberts.

Commenting on the deal, Frank said: "We have a great deal of experience working within the financial services and outsourcing sectors and were well placed to work with the Equiniti Group. It has been a pleasure to work with the team on a deal that will enable the Group to strengthen its global offering."

James Brown, Head of Corporate Development, Equiniti said "This was our third successful transaction with DWF in just over a year. DWF provided first class support in what was a complex carve-out transaction, enabling the Equiniti team to successfully complete the transaction in line with the desired timetable".

Frank Shephard

Partner - National Head of Corporate

I am Head of the National Corporate Team. I deal with all types of public and private company transactions, including M&A, Private Equity and Equity Capital Markets.