Global law firm White & Case LLP has provided pro bono advice to Accomable, a London-based startup which helps people with mobility issues find adapted hotels and holiday rentals worldwide, on its first ever fundraising round which will enable the business to accelerate global growth plans.
Accomable allows individuals and families to find and book accessible holiday properties and hotels around the world. The business was founded in 2015 by entrepreneurs and boyhood friends Srin Madipalli and Martyn Sibley, both wheelchair users, who identified a lack of user-friendly ways to secure accessible holiday accommodation.
Accomable has grown into one of the largest online platforms for adapted properties, offering more than 500 properties in 36 countries, with a further 1,500 projected to come online in the near future. The fundraising will allow for the addition of further properties and for the company to expand into other services such as insurance and adapted car hire.
"Accomable is an inspirational story and provides a very important service, helping to overcome some of the travel challenges disabled and elderly people can face," said White & Case private equity partner Marcus Booth, who leads the Firm's pro bono activities in London. "White & Case is committed to pro bono work across its global network, and this was a great opportunity help an exciting new company take an important step in its ongoing development. We look forward to continuing to work with Accomable going forward."
Madipalli, the company's CEO, said: "White & Case stepped in to assist at a very important point in the growth of our business. They have provided invaluable and first class advice right from the early stages of negotiations with potential investors. They executed a complex transaction seamlessly and allowed me to maintain focus on growing our business. It was a pleasure to work with the White & Case team and I look forward to working together as we move forward."
The White & Case team in London which advised Accomable was led by partner Marcus Booth and associate Kevin Heverin with support from associate Jamal Tuhin and trainee solicitor Sanni Nissila.
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