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ABL advises Market Eye on sale to Automic Group

Corporate and M&A
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Arnold Bloch Leibler has acted for the shareholders of leading investor relations advisory firm, Market Eye, in relation to its sale to one of Australia’s largest share registry businesses, Automic Group. The sale is expected to bolster Automic’s shareholder relations offering to listed companies, adding the scale of Market Eye’s investor relations and communication services to Automic’s share registry and company secretarial business.   

Market Eye Executive Chairman Ronn Bechler commented on the opportunity for the combined businesses to create additional value: “Market Eye is the only investor relations advisory firm of scale offering advice supported by data, seamlessly blending deep market intelligence, proprietary IP and technology. Similarly, Automic Group’s modern technology platform reduces companies’ administrative burdens, provides insights, improves efficiencies, and streamlines tasks with automation”.

Corporate and M&A partner Jeremy Leibler led the transaction team, with Gavin Hammerschlag (Partner) and Noah Lipshut (Lawyer). All tax aspects of the deal were advised on by Shaun Cartoon (Partner), Greg Judd (Senior Associate) and Timothy Graham (Lawyer). Bridget Little (Partner), Rebekah French (Senior Associate) and Jasmine Romanin (Lawyer) advised on employment matters.

Jeremy Leibler commented on the firm’s involvement: “We are delighted to have worked with the Market Eye team on this milestone transaction. Congratulations to all involved and best wishes to the newly combined business for continued success”.

As part of the deal, Market Eye founder and Executive Chairman Ronn Bechler will join Automic Group’s board.

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