Pinsent Masons advises Altran on Sentaca Communications acquisition

30 Sep 2013 | 04:27 pm |

International law firm Pinsent Masons advised Altran Technologies SA, global leader in innovation and high‐tech engineering, on its acquisition of Sentaca Communications Limited, the British commercial activities of Sentaca Group.

Sentaca Communications, based in Slough with more than 40 people, is an engineering development company serving the wireless telecommunications industry in the United Kingdom and is strategically positioned to capitalize on the current technology and business model changes within the telecoms market.  The acquisition of Sentaca Communications will extend Altran's existing offering, footprint and client base in the telecoms market.

Commenting on the acquisition, Philippe Salle, Chairman and Chief Executive of the Altran group, said “Sentaca Communications is a high value-add to our portfolio of activities in the United Kingdom and in our Telecoms division globally, bringing complementary expertise and client relationships to Altran”.

The cross-disciplinary Pinsent Masons team was led by Senior Associate Michael Lakin, with assistance from Solicitors Amy Mitchell and Bethany O'Neill.

Commenting on the deal Corporate partner Andrew Hornigold, Head of Client Relationships for the TMT sector, said: "We are delighted to have strengthened our relationship with Altran and supported them on this transaction, which further develops their business in the United Kingdom and the telecoms space generally.  Wireless telecoms is an active and growing market globally and our TMT practice is keen to support clients at the heart of a number of these convergencies".

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