Bertoli Mitchell advises the shareholders of Hart Publishing

(September 2013)

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Bertoli Mitchell LLP is pleased to announce that it advised the shareholders of Oxford-based legal publisher Hart Publishing Limited (“Hart”) in their recent sale to Bloomsbury Plc. The transaction completed in September 2013.

Founded in 1996 by Richard Hart and Jane Parker, Hart has built up world class academic and professional book and journal lists in law, and an outstanding team, which remains in Oxford post acquisition.

The initial consideration of £6.5 million (which is subject to working capital adjustments) was paid in cash on completion, with a further maximum of £0.5 million payable on the achievement of agreed targets for the period ending 31 March 2014.

Richard Hart, Managing Director of Hart Publishing Ltd, commented:

"It is impossible to count the number of times during this process when we've said "we're so glad to have Bertoli Mitchell beside us". They've been tirelessly professional and calm, and always ready with the right advice. The proof is that they got us the best possible deal. I can't think of anyone in the industry with their nous, experience and cool nerve."

Natalina Bertoli, Managing Partner at Bertoli Mitchell, added:

“We are very proud to have been chosen to represent Hart, a wonderful publishing house – and, incidentally, the fifth IPG award winning publisher that we have represented in sale over the last five years.”