Humphries Kirk assists the sale of Design Bridge to WPP

Humphries Kirk assists the sale of Design Bridge to WPP

| Published on October 6, 2017

Humphries Kirk assists the sale of Design Bridge to WPP


Leading law firm Humphries Kirk acted as solicitors for the selling shareholders in the sale of Design Bridge to WPP.

Design Bridge is a leading international brand design agency with offices in London, New York, Amsterdam and Singapore. Humphries Kirk congratulates all parties on the sale of Design Bridge to Sir Martin Sorrell’s WPP group.

Humphries Kirk has acted as English solicitors to Design Bridge since its inception over 30 years ago and together with the firm’s international network of lawyers (www.hki-network.com), has assisted Design Bridge in its establishment of a worldwide business with a reputation for excellence. Humphries Kirk staff are solicitors to the Design Business Association.

The Design Bridge creative business has become a leader in its field, contributing to London becoming a world renowned centre for commercial creativity and innovation. The Design Bridge Group now employs around 400 people across its four offices, and reported revenues of approximately £40 million for the last full financial year.  WPP agreed as part of the terms of the sale that Design Bridge will remain an independently positioned brand and operating company within the WPP group.

James Selby Bennett, senior partner at Humphries Kirk, said: “It has been very exciting for Humphries Kirk to help establish and guide Design Bridge to its current place as a world leader. Becoming part of the WPP Group should enable further development and building of Design Bridge’s international skills of creativity and innovation in the field of brand support and design.

“We wish Design Bridge the very best for what will be an exciting future within the WPP group.”

Mike Hawkins, group finance director of Design Bridge, said: “The help and support given by Humphries Kirk over the years has been a very important factor in the international development of the Design Bridge business. I thank Humphries Kirk and James Selby Bennett for that support, and Caroline Carretta and her team for the way in which they handled the sale, and provided invaluable advice and guidance to shareholders throughout the process”.

Humphries Kirk LLP is located at Temple Avenue, London, as well as having branches across Dorset, Somerset and an international network of lawyers.