Recent corporate deals
Our Corporate and Private Equity teams work with and advise on a wide range of deal activity, including mergers and acquisitions, investments, management buyouts, reconstruction and demergers.
The team pride themselves on knowing our clients inside out and partnering with them to become an extension of their deal team for the best possible outcome. To showcase some of the great work our teams do in this space, you can find a round-up of selected corporate deal activity below:
We advised Charterhouse Voice & Data Limited on a bolt-on acquisition of Pentesec which was backed by August Equity.
We advised Gregory Distribution on its acquisition of Pollock (Holdings) Ltd and its subsidiaries Pollock (Scotrans) Ltd and Pollock Express Ltd.
Pollock Ltd is a significant addition to the Gregory Group and will enhance Gregory Distribution’s already strong presence in the Scottish transport and logistics market. Find out more here.
We advised on the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of B.D.K Holdings Limited for Switzerland-based ATP Adhesive Systems Group GmbH. Find out more here.
We advised on a bolt on acquisition of InfoTech Solutions for Nottingham-based Air IT Limited, backed by August Equity. Find out more here.
We advised on a bolt on acquisition of Concise Technologies for Nottingham-based Air IT Limited, backed by August Equity.
We advised on the acquisition of the ThirdSpace Group of companies for TIGL Holdings Limited, including the related refinancing of the TIGL group by Santander, and rollover by the ThirdSpace sellers. Find out more here.
We advised on a bolt on acquisition of MHT Holdings Limited for Agilio Software Bidco, backed by August Equity.
The team advised on an acquisition of 63.4% of the issued share capital of Weathernet Limited Sedgwick International UK (London).
Agilio Software is a leading provider of compliance and HR software into the dental and wider healthcare market and is backed by August Equity.
Foot Anstey worked to deliver smooth transactions for Agilio Software. The first acquisition acquired INICA’s specialist cloud-based dental software modules. Simultaneously, the team were also working together on the acquisition of MyHRtoolkit. Find out more here.
Foot Anstey LLP has advised Simply Conveyancing, which is backed by private equity firm Livingbridge, on the acquisition of Pirie Palmann.
Foot Anstey supported on all legal aspects of the deal, assisting Simply Conveyancing in acquiring the entire issued share capital of Peterborough-based Pirie Palmann Holdings Limited. The acquisition is part of an ambitious growth drive that will see Simply Conveyancing become one of the largest conveyancing practices in the UK.
The acquisition of Pirie Palmann will see the number of employees increase to nearly 300 and brings together two top 30 companies to create one of the top 10 conveyancing practices in the UK. Find out more here.
One of two initial bolt on acquisition instructions for the Agilio/Code Group. Seller: INICA Holdings Limited. Buyer: Codeplan Ltd.
Acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Flynn Group Limited.
The Private Equity team at Foot Anstey LLP has supported and advised Access UK Ltd, on its acquisition of Legal Bricks. The move by Access further enhances its offering in the legal technology sector.
The Foot Anstey team was led by, Matt Stoate (Partner), Dominic Cromwell (Senior Associate), and Jack Harris (Associate), who advised Access on all legal aspects of the acquisition and worked in collaboration with all parties to deliver the desired outcome.
West Midlands-based Legal Bricks was launched in 2017 and delivers a customised online property search platform, as well as conveyancing and anti-money laundering products which is used by law firms and estate agencies to speed up the conveyancing process. All of Legal Bricks’ team of over 40 members will be joining Access, bringing further expertise to Access’ legal division.
This is the fourth acquisition in relation to which Foot Anstey has supported Access in 2021, having previously advised Access most recently on its acquisition of Oosha, the integrated cloud IT services provider.
The team advised UCMG Holdings Limited on a capital reduction demerger.
Capital reduction demerger of Lily-Flame Ltd.
Capital reduction demerger of UCMG Holdings Limited.
The team advised the founders of Plymouth’s The iOutlet tech refurbishment firm on selling the business to its management team. James Green Ltd, which trades as The iOutlet, was successfully sold by Directors Matt Green and Liam James to Lewis Cox, Ollie Green, Greg Jones and Russell Jones in a management buyout.
We advised private equity firm Hurst Point Group on fully acquiring Hawksmoor Group, completing the transaction on 1 March 2021. Investment management firm Hawksmoor will become a separate subsidiary of Hurst Point. Find out more here.
Advised Immersa, the energy storage solution company, on the sale of two 50 Megawatt (MW) battery storage projects. Foot Anstey supported on the disposal of Sandridge Battery Storage Limited to Foresight and JLEN Environmental Assets Group joint venture and Berkeley Battery Storage 2 Limited, that was purchased by the SMS group.
Bristol-based cell and gene therapy (CGT) services company, eXmoor Phrama, secured an initial investment of £12m from specialist healthcare investment firm MVM Partners to support its growth plans. The investment will be used to create a new dedicated 50,000 sq ft CGT process development and clinical manufacturing facility in Bristol. The facility will be designed in-house by eXmoor’s capital projects team.
Follow on debt injection by BGF Investments LP into TIGL Holdings Limited. Find out more here.