Fox Williams acted for the Shareholders of Willan Publishing Limited (“Willan”), a leading criminology publisher, on the sale of its share capital to Informa UK Limited (“Informa”). Willan was founded in 1999 and rapidly established a reputation as a leading and award winning publishing house in the criminology field, with a strong emphasis on research, writing and scholarships.

The Fox Williams team included Peter Faber and Rebecca Ekundayo. Informa was advised by Flagate LLP.

Commenting on the deal, Peter Faber said:
“Willan is an outstanding publisher in the criminology field and we were delighted to have assisted the Shareholders in achieving an excellent outcome both for themselves and for the business going forward. The deal was introduced to Fox Williams by Bertoli Mitchell, a leading media deal broker, and enabled us both to reinforce the important relationship we have with them and to add another significant transaction to our growing profile in the publishing and media sector”.

Brian Willan thanked the Fox Williams team “for having done such a terrific job for us in the sale and for having got it through within such a short space of time”.

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