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8 December, 2016 - 11:43 By Kate Sweeney

Sound acquisition by Australian firm

Nigel Thompson Birketts

Law firm Birketts has advised Freedman Electronics Group on the acquisition of the surround sound recording marque SoundField from TSL Products for an undisclosed sum. 

Freedman Electronics Group, an Australian-based company which includes audio brands Røde Microphones, Event Electronics and Aphex, will take control of SoundField’s current product line and associated intellectual property.

Birketts, which is growing its Cambridge and other offices in the UK’s eastern region, advised on all legal matters. Nigel Thompson, partner in Birketts' Corporate team, led the transaction supported by intellectual property and brand specialist Nellie Jackson.

Peter Freedman, founder and managing director, RØDE Microphones said: “Birketts has an unrivalled reputation for the highest levels of client service, being cost-effective and getting the job done.

“Throughout the purchase our experience was first-rate and it was a pleasure dealing with lawyers that understood our IP and branding requirements as well as providing a premier corporate law service.”

Nigel Thompson added: “The purchase of SoundField sees two premier international brands unite. I look forward to watching the business and its iconic brands continue to develop and expand market share.”

• PHOTOGRAPH: Nigel Thompson

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