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Ince Group PLC (The)

27 April 2022

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

   27   April 2022 

the ince group PLC

Recommended All Share Offer

for

Arden Partners plc ("Arden")

by

The Ince Group plc ("Ince")

Court Sanction of Scheme

On 26 October 2021, the boards of Ince and Arden announced that they had reached agreement on the terms of a recommended all share offer by Ince for the entire issued and to be issued share capital of Arden (the "Acquisition"), to be effected by means of a court-sanctioned scheme of arrangement under Part 26 of the Companies Act 2006 (the "Scheme").

A document containing full details of the terms and conditions of the Scheme and the Acquisition (the "Scheme Document") was published on 20 December 2021. Capitalised terms used but not otherwise defined in this announcement have the meanings given to them in the Scheme Document.

Ince is pleased to announce that the High Court of Justice in England and Wales has today made an order sanctioning the Scheme.

The Scheme will become effective upon the delivery of a copy of the Court Order to the Registrar of Companies, which is expected to occur on 28 April 2022.

The current expected timetable of principal events for the completion of the Scheme and the Acquisition remains as set out in Ince's announcement on 14 April 2022.

A further announcement will be made when the Scheme has become Effective.

Enquiries:

 
 The Ince Group plc 
 Adrian Biles, Group Chief Executive            investorrelations@incegd.com 
 Simon Oakes, Chief Financial Officer 
 
 Allenby Capital Limited - Nominated Adviser    +44 (0) 20 3328 5656 
 Jeremy Porter / Piers Shimwell, Corporate 
  Finance 
 
 Arden Partners plc - Financial Adviser 
  and Broker                                    +44 (0) 20 7614 5900 
 Paul Shackleton, Corporate Finance 
 John Llewellyn Lloyd, Corporate Finance 
 Louisa Waddell, Corporate Finance 
 Simon Johnson, Equity Sales 
 
 Williams Nicolson - Financial PR               +44 (0) 7767 345 563 
 Steffan Williams / Fraser Schurer-Lewis        ince@williamsnicolson.com 
 
 

About The Ince Group plc

The Ince Group is a dynamic international legal and professional services business with offices in nine countries across Europe, Asia and the Middle East. With over 700 people, The Ince Group delivers legal advice, strategic guidance and business solutions to clients ranging from the world's oldest and biggest businesses operating across numerous industries to ultra-high net worth individuals. Through its entrepreneurial culture and "one firm" approach, the business offers its clients over 150 years of experience, insight and relationships. The Group is driven by a unique team of passionate people whose broad expertise and deep sector specialisms provide their clients with solutions to all their complex legal and strategic needs.

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