Ashfords advises on sale of Revolt Communications to Anthesis Group

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UK law firm Ashfords has advised the shareholders of global purpose strategy specialists Revolt Communications on the sale of the company to Anthesis (majority owned by private equity firm Carlyle). 

The BCorp companies are joining forces to support clients with the technical expertise, the sustainability capability and the strategic ambition needed to drive sustainable performance at scale. 

Alex Lewis, co-founder of Revolt, said: “We are delighted that our second chapter will be as part of the Anthesis family. Together, we have a unique opportunity to guide clients towards truly sustainable performance. 

Andy and the Ashfords team were central to ensuring this could be the case. They provided valuable counsel throughout the process, blending real depth of expertise with a pragmatic, human approach to our needs. What’s more, they did so at breakneck speed as we looked to complete a complex transaction against an ambitious deadline.”

Corporate partner Andy Young led the Ashfords team advising Revolt’s shareholders alongside corporate associate Barney Sykes. The Ashfords team included Amelia Roe and Jon Groves (corporate), Angus Bauer (tax), Su Apps (employment), Mark Forsey (real estate), Brett Lambe (IP/IT) and Hannah Pettit (data protection). 
Ashfords’ corporate team has particular expertise in supporting businesses to deliver their strategies and growth plans across a range of corporate transactions, fundraisings and investments. The team works closely with businesses and their investors, advising and negotiating on all legal aspects integral for successful projects. The team were ranked Tier 1 in this year's Legal 500 and Andy Young was listed as a Next Generation Partner. 

Established in 2017 by co-founders Alex Lewis and Pete Bardell, with offices in London and New York, Revolt is a trusted brand strategy and communications partner to many of the world’s leading companies, brands and non-profits, helping them to build purpose-led businesses that have a positive impact. These brands include Mars Inc., PepsiCo, KraftHeinz, Diageo and L’Oréal. 

Anthesis is the largest group of dedicated sustainability professionals globally and also a registered BCorp. The Revolt acquisition follows expansion in 2023 with five international transactions. 

For more information, please contact the corporate team.

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