Hamlins helps Hitched get Hitched!2nd February 2015
Hamlins is delighted to announce that it has advised the founding shareholders of Hitched Limited on the successful sale of the entire share capital of the company to Immediate Media Company Ltd for an undisclosed sum.
Hitched Limited is the leading online wedding planning website offering a free to use resource for all brides and grooms when planning their wedding. The business was founded by Dean Yardley in 1997 and has grown steadily from a small, one page website into the UK’s largest resource for wedding planning couples.
Immediate Media is a private equity backed award-winning special-interest content and platform company and one of the biggest consumer media businesses in the UK.
The Hamlins team was led by corporate head Daniel Bellau with support from corporate associates Alice Kingdon and Charlotte Allan, media and IP partner Matthew Pryke, IP associate Emma Sheldon and employment partner Helen Crossland.
Daniel Bellau explained “This was a particularly exciting transaction for us. Our team specialises in advising successful entrepreneurs in growing their businesses and achieving successful exits. We worked closely with the founders of Hitched in preparing their business for sale calling on Hamlins’ strength in the digital media sector. We are therefore delighted to have assisted them to achieve a successful exit.”
Dean Yardley, the founder, majority shareholder and managing director of Hitched stated “Hamlins have given us their undivided support throughout this transaction. It’s been great working with them and we are obviously delighted with the result.” Darren Noel, co-shareholder and commercial director added “Thanks so much to Hamlins for working with us to see this through. It’s been a really great experience and obviously an even better outcome!”