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2 November 2010
Howard Kennedy Advises In Conditional Sale of Shares
Leading West End law firm, Howard Kennedy, has advised existing client Andrew Bourne on the
conditional sale of shares in Bourne Financial Limited (Bourne) to AIM listed company Serviced Office
Group PLC (SOG).
Bourne is a membership organisation tailored to the management and information needs of start-up
and small fast growing financial companies. Members are given access to specialist financial, legal
and FSA compliance services and high spec communications infrastructure conferencing facilities,
space as well as security, secretarial and administration services.
AIM listed company, SOG, owns 21 offices in London and the South East. The company provides
serviced offices, virtual offices, meeting rooms, office share, hot desking, IT Solutions, accounting
services, facilities management and other.
The conditional acquisition is set to complete in January 2011 and will add a further 350 work stations
to SGO as well as enhancing the group’s specialist IT and communication requirements for financial
institutions. SGO will pay an initial £0.6m in new shares at 3p each plus up to £0.6m deferred on the
same basis, subject to performance.
The Howard Kennedy team was led by Partner and Head of the Corporate Department, Alan Banes,
who advised on the conditional sale of the shares. SGO were advised by Fladgate LLP.
Alan Banes said of the transaction:
“We have worked with Andrew Bourne over a number of years and we were delighted to have worked
with him again, this time in the conditional sale of his company’s shares. We look forward to seeing
completion in the new year.”
For further information please contact:
Giselle Daverat, Howard Kennedy (firstname.lastname@example.org) 020 7546 8863
Notes to editors:
1. Howard Kennedy is a London-based law firm with 68 partners. The firm offers national and international clients a
broad range of legal services including banking, company and commercial, employment, licensing, litigation, media and
entertainment, private client, projects, property, property finance and tax. The firm combines the benefits of size and
expertise with a high degree of personal care and attention.
2. This press release is intended for general information only. It does not attempt to deal exhaustively with the topic
featured or to give legal advice.