Fox Williams LLP advises the shareholders of Rising Stars UK Limited on its sale to Hachette UK Limited

January 13, 2015

Rising Stars is a leading educational publishing company which publishes curriculum, assessment and revision resources for primary schools. 

Following the acquisition by Hachette UK, Rising Stars will sit within Hodder Education, the second largest school publisher in the UK.  Andrea Carr, founder and managing director of Rising Stars, and her team remain with the business.  Andrea Carr will also take on overall responsibility for Hodder Primary (including Rising Stars).

Corporate Partner and head of Publishing and Media, Peter Faber led the Fox Williams' team and was assisted by senior tax associate Jaspal Pachu, corporate associate Mary Elliott, employment associate Paula Volkmer and corporate trainee Kirsty Wright.  Clyde & Co acted for Hachette UK.

Peter Faber, comments: "We congratulate Andrea and her team not only on this deal but also on their achievement in building Rising Star’s sector-leading business over many years and look forward to seeing Rising Stars continuing to develop within Hodder Education.  Fox Williams' involvement is another example of the Firm's leading expertise in the publishing sector and the breadth of our relationships in the industry".

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