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Maples advises on the sale of ThirdForce

27 Sep 2012

The Irish office of international law firm Maples and Calder ("Maples"), is advising its long-standing client, ThirdForce Group plc (MindLeaders) on its sale to Skillsoft Ireland Limited.  The all cash deal was announced on 10 September 2012 and completed on 25 September 2012.

The team from Maples has advised ThirdForce, a pioneer for e-learning and learning solution technologies, on corporate transactions previously. These have included acquisitions; a take private by way of an offer to shareholders; and delisting from the London and Dublin stock exchanges.  Commenting on the deal, Edward Miller, partner and global head of the corporate group in Maples, said, "We have developed a great relationship with ThirdForce executives over the years, working on numerous important transactions, including this one.  We have a team of market leading lawyers in our corporate practice in Ireland that have the capacity to execute complex transactions flawlessly." Brendan O'Sullivan, Chief Executive of ThirdForce, said, "We have worked with Edward Miller and the team at Maples on numerous, sophisticated corporate transactions. They are a team at the very top of their game, with excellent client service and a willingness to get the job done."

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