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Supporting a longstanding client on three international transactions

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  • United Kingdom

    17-11-2020

    Eversheds Sutherland advises Ricoh on a third acquisition within two months 

    Eversheds Sutherland has advised Ricoh Europe (Ricoh) on its latest acquisition of MTI Technology, a highly experienced technology services and solutions provider.

    This is the third transaction the global law firm has supported Ricoh on within the last two months.

    MTI Technology, which specialises in cyber and data security, datacentre modernisation, IT managed services and IT transformation services, has been acquired by Ricoh from Endless LLP, a private equity investor, and minority sellers.

    Partner and Co-Head of Eversheds Sutherland’s Global Corporate and M&A Team, Richard Moulton, led on the transaction, with support from Partner Colin Askew, Annika Unsworth, Senior Associate and James Finney and Ruary Smith, Associates.

    Richard Moulton commented:

    “Our teams in the UK, Germany and France worked seamlessly to support longstanding client Ricoh on this transaction, which will enable the company to enhance its customer experience. Following our support last year on Ricoh’s acquisition of DocuWare, this continues to be a period of growth for the business in the European tech sector, and we look forward to working with Ricoh on its ambitious growth plans.”

    Charlotte Walker-Osborn, International head of technology sector, Eversheds Sutherland, and Client Partner for Ricoh, commented:

    “We are delighted to continue to support Ricoh across a number of strategic areas throughout EMEA. For these deals, Eversheds Sutherland utilised its combined expertise across its award winning corporate team and international technology and cyber sector groups with its deep understanding of Ricoh as a business to help Ricoh as it continues to further expand its digital services offerings.”

    James Brown, Group Legal Director, Group Legal, Ricoh commented:

    “Eversheds Sutherland continues to deliver an impressive level of legal and technical excellence to every deal they advise on. These completions are further examples of that. The multijurisdictional team combined in-depth knowledge and experience, drawing on its legal project management capability to ensure three very successful results. We look forward to working with the Eversheds Sutherland team again.”

    This UK-led transaction builds on Eversheds Sutherland’s strong and long-standing relationship with Ricoh. The firm also recently advised Ricoh on its acquisition of DataVision, an AV and workplace integrator with 10 sales and services offices across Germany.

    The Eversheds Sutherland team for the DataVision transaction, based in Munich and Dusseldorf, was led by Anthony Cross, Principal Associate, with support from Partners Simon Weppner, Manuela Rauch, Lutz Schreiber and Martin Bechtold, Fabrice Witzke, Principal Associate, and Associates Luise Paulsen, Niklas Schilawa, Sara Ghoroghy and Claudia Steinhaeusser.

    In addition, Eversheds Sutherland Wierzbowski, Poland also advised Ricoh on its acquisition of SimplicITy, which offers a range of information technology services for businesses. Renata Patoka, Co-Head of the M&A team, and Natalia Burchardt, Senior Associate, M&A and PE/VC, led the team which comprised: Co-Heads of Commercial Marta Gadomska-Gołąb and Aleksandra Kunkiel-Kryńska, Senior Associates Joanna Polkowska (IP) and Agnieszka Sagan-Jeżowska (data protection), Grzegorz Kott, Of Counsel (finance), Associates Paweł Lasota (employment) and Dariusz Aziewicz (competition), and Piotr Nowacki, Lawyer (M&A).

    All three acquisitions underline Ricoh’s position as a digital services company. Customers of the acquired companies will benefit from Ricoh’s global footprint and breadth of expertise, while Ricoh customers will have access to an ever-increasing range of digital services to support all their digital workplace requirements.

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