STAR7Monday, 15 November 2021
ByrneWallace LLP advised STAR7 S.p.A., an Italy-based global leader in the content and product information sector, on its acquisition of LocalEyes Limited, an Ireland-based supplier to global tech company Apple.
LocalEyes was established in 1997 to support Apple in globalising its brand, and had grown alongside Apple (in Europe, in particular), working on technical and customer-facing content translation and localisation. Over this time, it evolved and innovated its own know-how to offer increasingly value-added services. At the time of the acquisition, LocalEyes had 12 offices across Europe and one in San Francisco, employing a total of 150 people.
The acquisition was a major milestone for STAR7 as it accelerates its growth. The acquisition greatly strengthened STAR7’s presence in Europe and the United States and it now lead the strategic technology sector for Global Content services.
The ByrneWallace LLP team who advised on this transaction was led by Feargal Brennan (Managing Partner) and includes Emmet Connolly (Associate, Corporate), Triona Ryan (Partner, Banking), Emmet Whelan (Partner, Employment Law), Zelda Deasy (Partner, Data Protection) and Anthony Smyth (Head of Tax).
For more information on this transaction and to view the STAR7’s press release click here.
For further details, see the press coverage below.