Harmos Horton Lusk advised UK-based Access Group on its acquisition of Unleashed Software, an inventory management software company based in Auckland, New Zealand with operations in New Zealand, Australia, UK and USA. The transaction completed at the end of November. The transaction strengthens Access Group's position in the Asia-Pacific region, following its acquisition of Attaché, an Australian-based financial management and payroll software supplier, in 2019.
The firm advised Access Group throughout the acquisition process, including commercial negotiations on the transaction documentation and warranty and indemnity insurance package and assisting with the New Zealand regulatory process for foreign investments. The Harmos Horton Lusk team that advised on the transaction was led by director Annie Steel and senior associate Henry Cairns, and included associates Emily Warren and Fletcher Boswell.