Trowers & Hamlins advises on investment into Gone Wild Festivals, with Bear Grylls


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Top 40 law firm Trowers & Hamlins has advised the founder of Gone Wild Events, the operating company of Gone Wild Festivals, on securing an investment fund to develop its business. 

Investment from Station 12, an investment fund that specialises in the sports, entertainment and knowledge sectors, will support the next stage of Gone Wild's growth journey, ensuring a bigger and better festival than the previous year, with more music, adventures and inspiring speakers. 

Gone Wild Festivals, with Bear Grylls, pack in a wide variety of outdoor activities from extreme sports and survival activities through to water sports and family fun events. The Festivals are about families and friends getting outdoors, and spending quality time together. As Bear says; "Where else can you push your mum down a 50m mud slide, learn new survival skills then dance the night away?"

Corporate Partners, Stuart Mathews and Corporate Associate, Matt Libby advised Oliver Mason, Managing Director of Gone Wild Events on the legal aspects of the investment. Hannah Collison, partner of Atkins Ferrie Chartered Accountants provided accountancy and taxation advice to the company. 

Oliver Mason said:

"As a new events business I'm delighted that Station12 have invested in Gone Wild. They come with a rich history of success in the sector, and this transaction allows us to realise our business plan. Trowers have advised me over the past 18 months and I'm delighted with their service from a personal and business level."

Stuart Mathews commented:

"We wish Gone Wild Festivals every success as it formalises its partnership with Bear Grylls and Station 12 for a period of growth that promises to be every bit as exciting as the Festivals themselves!"

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