International law firm Bird & Bird advised Databarracks on its acquisition of 4sl

Databarracks has acquired 4sl, creating a combined company with 75 staff. Databarracks is a UK firm specialised in business continuity and IT disaster recovery, providing services across Backup as a Service, Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), and public Cloud services. With the acquisition, they strengthen their offering with 4sl’s specialism in high-performance backup and data recovery, operating in regulated sectors.

It was a collaborative team effort requiring a coordinated one stop service from the firm’s Corporate, Financial Services, Tax, Employment and Commercial groups. Databarracks was advised by Corporate partner, Neil Blundell, associates George Mason and Amy Farrer. Tax partner Zoe Feller and associate Andrew Rink. Banking and Finance Group Legal Director Jenny Stockford and associate Robert Moher. Employment partner Alison Dixon and associate Anish Pathak. Commercial partner Mark Leach and associate Bobby Rathore.

Peter Groucutt , Managing Director, Databarracks says: “We are really pleased that we went with Bird & Bird; across the board every single person has been great to work with and helped us navigate a transaction made more complex by the fact we are all still working remotely in these unusual times. The acquisition of 4sl paves the way for Databarracks’ leadership in data protection services.

Neil Blundell, Corporate partner at Bird & Bird adds: “We were delighted to support Databarracks on the acquisition of enterprise backup expert 4sl. It’s a great example of our Corporate expertise combined with our technical know-how in Cloud, Cyber and Disaster Recovery as a Service. I look forward to working with the team at Databarracks in the future.


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