Travers Smith LLP has advised an investment vehicle backed by client Epiris on its acquisition of Sepura.
Sepura is a global leader in the design, development and supply of digital radio devices and associated ecosystems for mission-critical applications using Terrestrial Trunked Radio (or "TETRA"), a technology that offers a resilient and secure voice and data platform designed for government and emergency-service users. Its products are used in the public safety market serving police, fire and ambulance services worldwide. It also supplies other sectors, including transportation and mining, where instantaneous, crystal-clear and reliable communications are essential to safety, security and efficiency. Over two million Sepura devices are in use in more than 100 countries worldwide.
The Travers Smith team was led by Private Equity and Financial Sponsors Partners Genna Marten and Ian Shawyer, supported by Corporate Senior Counsel Joanna Roberts, Corporate Associates Eric Van Winssen, Michael Asprou, Nikesh Arya and Michelle Lee and Corporate Trainee Will Legood. The team also included Tax Partner Simon Skinner, Tax Associate Sivanti Devakumar, Finance Partner Matt Ayre, Competition Partner Stephen Whitfield and Competition Senior Counsel Paul McComb.