Herbies on song for music publisher sale

Herbert Smith client Imagem Music has won an auction to buy classical music publisher Boosey & Hawkes from private equity house HgCapital.

Independent music publisher Imagem, which is owned by Dutch pension fund ABP and music publisher CP Masters BV, bought the business for £126m under advice from Herbert Smith partner Ben Ward.

Hg turned to regular adviser Weil Gotshal & Manges for the sale, with partner Jonathan Wood leading the transaction.