Shoosmiths acts on latest strategic international acquisition

Law firm Shoosmiths has advised Singapore-based specialist rig inspection company MR Group on its acquisition of ModuSpec from global engineering and technical consultancy group, Vysus Group.

The acquisition of ModuSpec represents an integral part of MR Group’s strategic growth plan and has enhanced MR Group’s global operational footprint seeing MR Group become a global ‘one stop shop’ provider of in-depth rig-technology inspection and BOP services expertise.

A multi-disciplinary team of experts from Shoosmiths’ M&A corporate team advised on the deal, led by corporate partner Elia Montorio and principal associate Leah Cairney – with further corporate support from associates Kendra McCullough, Sarah Palmer and paralegal Connor Ogdon. Various specialists across other departments provided advice, including commercial partner Luke Stubbs and his team.

This latest transaction further cements Shoosmiths’ deep-rooted knowledge in M&A activity and ability to advise on international work, having recently been named the most active M&A legal advisor in the UK – according to Experian MarketIQ rankings.

Elia Montorio, corporate partner at Shoosmiths and M&A national lead, commented: “It was great to work alongside MR Group and to play a role in supporting them with their strategic ambitions. This complex cross-border transaction required specialist input from across our teams. Its conclusion is testament to Shoosmiths’ in-depth knowledge, significant experience of international M&A and our approach to client excellence.

“Our people genuinely enjoy what we do and it is this rare combination of enthusiasm and expertise which sets us apart, and ensures we will always be at our client’s side. Added to that, the MR Group are a great team and it was a pleasure to work with them. Deals such as this evidence the firm’s excellence in M&A and its ability to serve clients both in the UK and internationally.”

Duco de Haan, CEO of MR Group, added: “I am delighted that we continue to enhance the services we offer our clients through the acquisition of ModuSpec. In acquiring ModuSpec, MR Group effectively doubles in global headcount, enhancing the combined knowledge base and expertise within the Group.

“This exciting new chapter has been made possible by the expert advice provided by Shoosmiths which we are incredibly grateful for. The support of the Shoosmiths’ team, led by Elia Montorio and Leah Cairney was instrumental in helping us achieve our strategic goal while safeguarding our interests. Plus, we very much enjoyed working with Elia and Leah and the wider Shoosmiths team.

“The balance between technical and commercial expertise demonstrated by both Elia and Leah was evident and it was very apparent from the way they were able to focus on what really mattered to us, that Shoosmiths has significant M&A experience and their guidance and straight-talking approach was very much appreciated by myself and the MR Group team.”


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