Fox Williams advised the majority shareholders of Cyber-Duck Limited on its sale to CACI Limited, a leading data and technology solutions company. Cyber-Duck has significant expertise in combining human-centred Service Design, user experience (UX) and UI design with open-source technology to create transformational, next-generation experiences, services, products and systems. CACI work with clients to digitally transform their organisations providing specialist data, software, technology, consultancy and web application development services to deliver innovative digital transformation projects for commercial and government organisations.
Fox Williams advised on corporate, tax, real estate and employment aspects of the transaction. The deal was led by Fox Williams corporate partner, Paul Osborne and the team included; corporate senior associate, Sarah Carlton, corporate associate Nik Paskevic, corporate trainee Tara Reeves; tax legal director Joanne Varia; employment partner David Murphy; employment associate Kimberly Dennis, real estate partner Elizabeth Ruff and real estate associate James Leese. Doug Preece provided additional corporate partner support.
Paul Osborne said: “Fox Williams is delighted to have advised and supported the talented and highly creative senior management team of Cyber-Duck who have built such an amazing business which is now poised for a new growth phase within the CACI group. The union of Cyber-Duck’s digital transformation expertise with CACI’s digital solutions opens the door to groundbreaking digital transformations, and we are thrilled to have played our role in making this partnership a reality.”
Danny Bluestone, controlling shareholder of Cyber-Duck said: “After a competitive selection process with multiple law firms, we selected Fox Williams and Paul Osborne to lead and advise the Cyber-Duck shareholders on all aspects of the transaction. Due to the nature of our business, we required lawyers that understood the technology sector well. Having been through an M&A process for the first time, I found the Fox Williams team highly professional and available around the clock to answer all our queries. Paul, Sarah and Nik offered invaluable advice and guidance on every single detail and explained things in a highly digestible way. They were pragmatic and I wouldn’t hesitate recommending Fox Williams for any major deal or transaction”.