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Brabners Private Equity and Venture Capital team have advised Business Growth Fund on its £3 million growth capital investment into Sentric Music.

Launched in 2006, Liverpool headquartered Sentric Music works with more than 90,000 songwriters, providing music publishing, licensing opportunities and royalty collection services.

Business Growth Fund’s investment will assist in funding Sentric Music’s international expansion plans, product development and future strategic partnerships and acquisitions.

Brabners’ IP lawyer Colin Bell spoke to BBC Radio 4 last night as one of the world’s most successful recording artists, Ed Sheeran, faces a second legal battle over allegations of plagiarism. The allegation is being made by the family of the co-author of the Marvin Gaye hit ‘Let’s Get It On’, claiming that key parts of the song are copied in Sheeran’s single ‘Thinking Out Loud’. He is currently being sued by two other song writers over alleged similarities.

Commercial law firm Brabners has advised an innovative Liverpool business which has developed digital advertising boards for the city’s black taxis on a £80k investment by Merseyside Special Investment Fund (MSIF).

Open Messenger has been developed by local entrepreneur Mike Smith who is based at the Baltic Triangle. 

The digital messenger boards allow advertisers to tailor their promotional messages on Hackney taxis to real-time conditions, such as local weather, location and time. 

Commercial law firm Brabners has announced the promotion of three Partners, six Senior Associates and four Associates across the firm.

Adrian Rogers (Corporate), Richard Hough (Commercial) and Leanne Murray (Real Estate) have all joined the partnership; Leanne has also been appointed as Head of Residential Development.

Corporate lawyer Adrian Rogers qualified with the firm in 2004 and has extensive experience in MBOs, MBIs, acquisitions, disposals, venture capital, corporate insolvency and corporate reorganisations.

North West law firm Brabners has made up one Partner, five Senior Associates and two Associates in its annual round of promotions.

 

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