Gordon Dadds has advised on the sale of shares of the Electoral Reform Services Limited to Civica UK Limited, part of the Civica Group. Electoral Reform Services with its subsidiaries comprises the ERS Group, the UK’s market-leading provider of software and services for election management, membership engagement, democracy and governance systems. Electoral Reform Services is the foremost provider of end-to-end ballot, election and voting services, having originally grown out of the Electoral Reform Society which was established in 1884.
Gordon Dadds acted on behalf of the employee shareholders, completing the transaction on Friday 30 November. The team was led by Partner, Stephen Fuller from the Corporate & Commercial team, with assistance from solicitors Conor Burns and Cassian Goode. Huw Witty, Partner and Head of Tax resolved any tax issues.
Sian Roberts, Chief Executive of Electoral Reform Services said: “Our products and services are relied upon to deliver key services at critical times. Being part of Civica will allow us to continue with current activities but with access to increased resources which we believe will deliver exceptional value to employees, customers and partners and spur our growth in the UK and internationally.”
Stephen Fuller, Corporate Partner at Gordon Dadds said: “It was a pleasure to have advised on this particular sale of shares. It is always a pleasure to have had an active role in helping an established market leader move into its next stage of growth.”
For more information, in the first instance contact Gordon Dadds’ Head of Corporate, Partner Alon Domb.