Thursfields advises DRPG as the Worcestershire communications agency sets its sights on US market

16th Feb

The corporate and employment teams at Thursfields Solicitors have advised Worcestershire-based creative communications agency DRPG on its latest acquisition.

DRPG has bought London-based screen content agency A-Vision which provides film and video, production and digital services to clients including Apartments.com, CoStar Group and Avaya.

Gareth Burge, director and head of corporate at Thursfields, said: “This is a key strategic acquisition for DRPG. With a team of ten people, and 80% of A-Vision’s business in the USA, this will complement the opening of DPRG’s new offices on the East Coast later this year.”

Thursfields’ team included Mr Burge and solicitor Joe Rollins from the corporate team, with Helena Morrisey, director of employment and HR law, advising on employment issues. The A-Vision deal, for an undisclosed sum, is the latest in a series of acquisitions Thursfields has advised on for DRPG.

Dale Parmenter, group CEO of DRPG, said: “Over the last 12 months we have seen massive investment and change across the group.

“This latest acquisition comes at an  extremely exciting time for DRPG. A-vision is a well-established, innovative agency, and has achieved success across the globe with its work. We are very much looking forward to welcoming them into our team and working together.”

Andrew Smith, creative director at A-Vision, said: “We already had a great working relationship and mutual respect with Dale Parmenter.

“Joining DRPG will expand opportunities for A-Vision, DRPG and the brands with whom we both work.”

David Price and Mark Squibb of accountants Price Pearson advised DRPG on tax and accounting issues.

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