Access Innovation Media UK Limited: Acquisition of Bee Communications Limited

Transaction: Bates Wells advised Australian company, Access Innovation Media UK Limited, on its inward investment in the UK through its acquisition of Bee Communications Limited, a UK speech captioning business.


Clients: Access Innovation Media is a leading Australian speech to text technology innovator. It provides real time speech caption for live events as well as offline captioning and deploys its technology in schools, universities, work places and conferences.

Lawyers: Mark Tasker and Jonathan Morris led the team acting for Access Innovation Media UK Limited.

Observations: This was a landmark deal for Access Innovation Media enabling it to establish a new base in the UK market and to prove its business model in another key jurisdiction. This transaction further demonstrates Bates Wells’ expertise in advising on M&A deals in the technology sector and emphasises the growing importance of our international practice.