GL Law advises Agylia on its acquisition by Civica Group
Independent law firm GL Law has successfully advised Agylia on its acquisition by Civica Group, one of the UK’s leading software providers.
Established in 2000, Agylia is a specialist digital learning company which helps organisations around the world support, develop and engage their people through innovative learning management and eLearning solutions. Agylia’s award-winning digital learning platforms support learners across a multitude of industries and the company has a wide cross-sector consumer base including Health Education England, Deloitte, National Grid, Samaritans, and Microsoft.
Civica is a global leader in software for public services. Civica’s workforce management solutions range from recruitment, HR & payroll to field service management, employee engagement and occupational health. Agylia recently launched Agylia Care, to support a mobile workforce of carers with videos and podcasts, is highly complementary to Civica’s health and care expertise. Health sector.
The GL Law team was led by Associate Director, Bridget Juckes and supported by Karen Davies and Hugh Thompson. Bridget commented: “The COVID-19 pandemic has brought into sharp focus the potential of the EdTech market with a resulting increase in the level of investment and M & A activity in the sector. We are delighted to have acted on behalf of Agylia on its sale to Civica Group which will drive new opportunities for the company, its employees and customers. Agylia are true learning technology pioneers with a strong and reputable brand presence and we are excited to see the continued innovations and increased growth as a result of this acquisition.”
Tim Buff, Managing Director of Agylia commented: “The team at GL Law guided us through the process with professionalism and unwavering support. Their blend of knowledge, expertise and highly personal service proved to be invaluable to us.”
The transaction took place during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK. In line with government safety advice, GL advisors continued to provide support during the acquisition by adhering to the social distancing guidelines and through the utilisation of the latest technology to make certain that client service went unaffected. The transaction was completed in November 2020.
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