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DWF advises on the creation of multi-channel price comparison company

22 April 2018
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International legal business DWF has advised Inflexion Private Equity in their creation of Comparison Technologies, through the buyouts of Energy Helpline and UK Web Media.
The two businesses were combined to create an independent price comparison site which enables customers to compare prices and identify the best deals for energy, broadband, TV and mobile phone products. The new site is said to be the only independent site in the UK which provides multi-channel price comparison across this range of home services.

Price comparison sites continue to grow in popularity with consumers keen to shop around to find the best deals to keep their household bills down.

The DWF team included partner Alasdair Outhwaite, senior associate James Cashman, associate Will Munday and solicitor Rosie Spencer.

DWF partner Alasdair Outhwaite, said: "We are pleased to have had the opportunity to once again work with Inflexion Private Equity to provide advice on this deal, which will create a significant new player in the price comparison market. The DWF team were able to provide a wide range of expert advice across the business's corporate, tax, commercial, employment and real estate teams to provide a tailored service to meet Inflexion's needs and successfully close the deal."

Jon Ma, Inflexion Investor Director, commented: "After supporting us on a number of recent deals - MyPolicy, Bollington Wilson and Mobica - we were delighted again with the support provided by the DWF team."

In November 2017 DWF advised Inflexion on the simultaneous buyout and immediate merger of Bollington Insurance Brokers and Wilsons Insurance Brokers. The new structure, Bollington Wilson Group, is expected to generate annual gross written premiums in excess of £120m and be among the UK’s leading independent insurance brokers.

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