Bates Wells advises Access Innovation Media UK Limited on an investment by Nesta Impact Investments

Transaction: Bates Wells advised Access Innovation Media UK Limited, a subsidiary of Access Innovation Holdings Pty Limited, an Australian and UK-based speech-to-text technology developer on an investment by Nesta Impact Investments. Ai-Media and Nesta are continuing to explore the use of real-time captioning and transcripts of lessons to assist with teachers’ professional development.


Client: Ai-Media is a social enterprise delivering access services to media, education and corporate clients to ensure content is accessible for people with disabilities. Ai-Media’s online, real-time captioning service – Ai-Live – is available for people in a school, university, workplace and conference environment.

Lawyers: Mark Tasker (Partner) and Sian Rowlands (Solicitor) led the team acting for Access Innovation Media UK Limited.

Observations: This deal further cements Bates Wells’ relationship with Access Innovation, having already advised on the company’s acquisition of Bee Communications Limited earlier in the year. It further demonstrates our commitment to the technology and social impact space.