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09/06/2021

Corporate deals worth £125m-plus in Thursfields’ busiest year ever

Tim Edwards Gareth Burge Fiona Boxwell Phil Chapman Joe Rollins Reece De-Vaney

Thursfields Solicitors has recorded its busiest ever 12 months of corporate activity, providing legal guidance on 29 deals worth a total of more than £125 million.

Gareth Burge, director and head of Corporate at Thursfields, explained that he and his team had coped with the hectic period despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gareth said: “The last 12 months have been our busiest ever, and the team has worked incredibly hard to ensure all projects were finished to our usual high quality.

“During the pandemic, we completed a total of 29 deals worth over £125 million and consolidated our position as a leading legal adviser to the owner managed business and SME market.

“As we start our new financial year, we look forward with real optimism. The local mergers and acquisitions market is looking increasingly buoyant and we have some fantastic new deals in the pipeline.”

Deals which Thursfields worked in the last year have included advising shareholders on the sale of technology specialists cloudThing to Kerv, the sale of PCMS Eng Group to the British Engineering Services Group, and the sale of CJN Insurance to The County Group.

Meanwhile, Thursfields advised creative agency DRPG on its acquisition of screen content specialists A-Vision UK, and advised Tenn Holdings on the acquisition of data company National Business Register.

The company also advised the management team of technology firm Smartbox on their joint acquisition of Smartbox with social care company Caretech Plc.

Gareth added: “These are just a few examples of the complex deals which have seen us all busy in the last 12 months, and where we have helped clients to successfully complete their deals.”

Working with Gareth on the 29 deals were corporate director Tim Edwards, corporate and commercial director Philip Chapman, corporate associate director Fiona Boxwell, corporate associate solicitor Joe Rollins and corporate solicitor Reece De-Vaney.

Any companies or management teams that need legal advice on corporate sales, purchases, mergers and acquisitions can email Gareth Burge on gburge@thursfields.co.uk or call him on 01905 677043.

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