24 October – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Allen & Overy is advising polling and market research group, Ipsos, on its agreement to acquire MORI Group Limited, the largest independently owned provider of market research in the UK.
The transaction values MORI on an enterprise basis at £88 million.
London-based corporate partner Andrew Schoorlemmer is leading the team, assisted by associates James Roe and Jo Nichols. Paris-based partner Edouard Dider and associate Jean-Patrice Labautière are leading the team in France
Commenting, Andrew Schoorlemmer said: “This acquisition significantly expands Ipsos’ capabilities in the UK. This is the first major transaction we have undertaken for the client in the UK.”