DLA Piper has suggested Sciontec Developments Restricted (Sciontec) on its GBP12 million cope with UK property supplier Bruntwood SciTech, to encourage progress inside Liverpool’s science and expertise sector.
Bruntwood SciTech – a 50/50 three way partnership between Bruntwood and Authorized & Basic – has acquired a 25 p.c share in Sciontec, which operates Liverpool Science Park. This funding is predicted to spice up Liverpool’s science and expertise spin-outs, start-ups and SMEs.
Sciontec is now collectively owned by Liverpool Metropolis Council, Liverpool John Moores College, the College of Liverpool and Bruntwood SciTech. Sciontec is a spin-out firm of Data Quarter Liverpool – a strategic and placemaking organisation which is overseeing a GBP2 billion improvement programme within the metropolis’s world-leading innovation district.
Mark Beardwood, DLA Piper’s North West Workplace Managing Accomplice, stated: “This deal marks the tip of an 18 month course of which began with Sciontec inviting curiosity from potential buyers earlier than Bruntwood SciTech was ultimately chosen because the three way partnership associate. Whereas the lockdown posed numerous logistical challenges, these have been overcome to safe completion of a transaction that may be a cornerstone of the Liverpool Metropolis Area’s progress agenda. We’re delighted to have been capable of help in securing this key funding into the town in such troublesome occasions.”
The DLA Piper group within the North West was led by Mental Property and Expertise associate Sarah Bell, who was assisted by authorized director Gemma Cowap, and affiliate Matthew Cliff. Company recommendation was offered by senior affiliate Michael Hudson, affiliate Ben Wilson and trainee solicitor Bella Chan.