Pinsent Masons advises Sage on Fairsail acquisition

20 Mar 2017 | 09:40 am |

International law firm Pinsent Masons has advised Sage Group plc (Sage), the UK's largest tech company, on the acquisition of the UK's fastest growing tech scale-up Fairsail.

Fairsail is a global cloud based Human Capital Management and people management system for mid-sized businesses.

Currently a minority shareholder, the acquisition will see Sage take full ownership of Fairsail, building on the success of a shared product, Sage People, launched last year and allowing Sage to offer a single cloud solution to manage people, payroll, payments and accounting.

The Pinsent Masons team was led by corporate Partner Andrew Hornigold with assistance from Associate Moad Giebaly and a team of specialist lawyers.

Commenting on the deal, Andrew Hornigold said: "We acted for Sage on its initial investment in Fairsail and I'm delighted to have worked on this deal which is a key part of their cloud transformation strategy. Our team's depth of expertise in the tech sector is a fundamental aspect of executing a successful transaction of this nature and key to delivering excellent client service."

Key Contacts

Andrew Hornigold

Andrew Hornigold

Partner, Head of Client Relationships - Advanced Manufacture & Technology

View Profile

Latest press releases

Show me all press releases

Advising BP on first investment in AI in China

International law firm Pinsent Masons has advised global energy company BP on its investment in energy management tech specialist R&B

Pinsent Masons bolsters its Competition, EU & Trade Group with appointment of Hans Jürgen Meyer-Lindemann in Düsseldorf

Pinsent Masons continues to expand its Competition, EU & Trade Group, with the appointment of competition law specialist, Prof. Dr. Hans Jürgen Meyer-Lindemann, as a partner in the Düsseldorf office.

Pinsent Masons advises HZI on its first Energy from Waste Plant in Australia

International law firm Pinsent Masons has advised HZI on the development of the A$511 million East Rockingham Resource Recovery Facility in Western Australia

People who viewed this press release also viewed

Show me all press releases

Advising BP on first investment in AI in China

International law firm Pinsent Masons has advised global energy company BP on its investment in energy management tech specialist R&B

Pinsent Masons bolsters its Competition, EU & Trade Group with appointment of Hans Jürgen Meyer-Lindemann in Düsseldorf

Pinsent Masons continues to expand its Competition, EU & Trade Group, with the appointment of competition law specialist, Prof. Dr. Hans Jürgen Meyer-Lindemann, as a partner in the Düsseldorf office.

For all media enquiries, including arranging an interview with one of our spokespeople, please contact the press office on

+44 (0)20 7418 8199 or 

Location contacts