Leading London law firm, Joelson, has played an integral role in Clarion Events’ acquisition of international business lead generation company Qualifa.

Phil Hails Smith
Phil Hails Smith

The deal completed through Clarion’s subsidiary, Imago Techmedia, marks a significant step in the company’s ongoing expansion and allows them to offer a unique service by combining their existing face-to-face events brands, with global lead generation.

Joelson acted for Clarion Events on this acquisition, supporting them on all elements of the deal, including its structure, managing overseas lawyers and attending to completion of the deal within one month of the transaction becoming live.

The award-winning law firm has been working with Clarion Events since 2005 and has undertaken much of their acquisition activity to date, providing a wide range of services to support their expansion.


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Simon Kimble, Executive Chairman at Clarion Events, said: “We have worked with Phil and the team at Joelson for many years and they never fail to deliver fast, effective and commercial advice on transactional matters.”

Speaking about the acquisition Phil Hails-Smith, Corporate & Commercial Partner at Joelson, added: “We have taken great pleasure assisting Clarion Events and its subsidiary Image Techmedia with this transaction and we are glad it has gone so smoothly for them.

“We have a long, successful and happy relationship with Clarion Events and I hope our ongoing assistance with their operations and subsidiaries continues well into the future.”