Burges Salmon advises Gooch & Housego on the acquisition of two companies

Burges Salmon has advised specialist optical components and systems manufacturer Gooch & Housego Plc on the acquisition of two companies.

11 December 2013

Burges Salmon, one of the leading law firms in the UK, has advised specialist optical components and systems manufacturer Gooch & Housego Plc on the acquisition of two companies.

Gooch & Housego acquired the entire issued share capital of Spanoptic Limited, a Glenrothes Scotland-based manufacturer of precision optical components, and of Constelex Technology Enablers Limited, an Athens, Greece-based designer and manufacturer of optical fibre amplifiers and lasers.

A multi-disciplinary team of lawyers from Burges Salmon, led by its head of Corporate Finance Richard Spink, provided advice to Gooch & Housego on the terms of the Spanoptic acquisition, which included corporate and tax advice and commercial advice on the terms of a preferred supplier agreement.

For Constelex, Burges Salmon provided corporate advice on the terms of the acquisition and co-ordinated the involvement of Gooch & Housego's Greek lawyers, Kyriakides Georgopoulos.

Richard Spink said: “These acquisitions by Gooch & Housego Plc were undertaken to complement its existing capabilities and to enhance its ability to provide complete sub-system solutions to its customers in line with its strategic objectives.  We are delighted to have been able to advise on these deals, which builds on our long-standing relationship with Gooch & Housego.”

Key contact

Richard Spink

Richard Spink Partner

  • Head of Corporate
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Equity

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