HWL Ebsworth advises Codan Limited on its acquisition of UK command and control solutions business

03 August 2023

HWL Ebsworth has advised ASX listed Codan Limited on the acquisition of 100% of Eagle NewCo Limited (Eagle), a UK command and control solutions business, from NEC Software Solutions UK Limited.

The Eagle business is a carve out from NEC’s UK operations, and is a leading software supplier to the emergency services, public safety and control room markets. Eagle provides mission critical control room communication and workforce management solutions to over 100 emergency services and transport customers across the United Kingdom, Europe and the Middle East.

The acquisition is consistent with Codan’s inorganic growth strategy to acquire technology and capability through complementary acquisitions that accelerate growth, with this acquisition focused on its core public safety market segment.

HWL Ebsworth worked closely with Codan’s UK counsel, Field Seymour Parkes on this transaction.

The HWL Ebsworth deal team was led by Jamie Restas (Partner – Corporate) with assistance from Cam Steele (Partner – Corporate), Sam Reidy (Special Counsel – Corporate), Shaun Scott (Senior Associate – Corporate), Sarah Wedding (Associate – Corporate), Sarah Minns (Associate – Corporate), Cameron Pitt (Solicitor – Corporate) and Kate Munn (Graduate – Corporate). Daniel Kiley (Partner – IP/IT) and Paul Sigar (Solicitor – IP/IT) advised on intellectual property aspects.

Note to Editors:

HWL Ebsworth is the largest legal partnership in Australia according to the most recent partnership surveys published by the Australian Financial Review.

The firm comprises 1,700 staff including 274 Partners, 1,044 other legal staff and 382 support staff across offices in nine locations – Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Darwin, Melbourne, Hobart, Norwest (North West Sydney), Perth and Sydney.

HWL Ebsworth is an independent, nationally integrated, full service commercial law firm, providing tailored and commercially oriented legal services.

HWL Ebsworth operates a different business model to the other leading national law practices, and this allows us to offer unrivalled value for money without compromising quality and service. Our low ratio of solicitors to partners ensures that our clients receive optimal access to partner resources for all matters.

For further information, please contact:

Russell Mailler, Chief Strategy Officer (03) 8644 3569 or rmailler@hwle.com.au

Angelique Kear, National Marketing Manager (02) 9334 8541 or akear@hwle.com.au

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