Stevens & Bolton LLP has advised Leightons Limited on its acquisition of the business and assets of Tempanys Opticians from Keith Tempany Ltd.
Tempanys is an established boutique opticians and contact lens specialist based in Poole, founded by Keith Tempany who has over 30 years of industry experience. The acquisition will create an exciting business merger with Leightons’ existing branch in Poole, and Keith Tempany will continue to provide customers with his contact lens expertise as a key member of the expanded team.
Leightons is a family-run business delivering specialist eye and hearing care services. Employing 250 people across 34 UK towns and cities, Leightons’ history spans three generations, with over 80 years of experience.
Leightons’ director of Business Development, Luke Wren, said:
“We’re privileged and delighted to welcome Keith into our business, as he brings a great deal of specialist contact lens experience to Leightons. We’ll be working closely with Keith and our team in Poole to position the practice as a centre of excellence combining specialist optical, contact lens and audiology services.”
Keith Tempany said:
“I am very excited about this new partnership, and my aim is to grow the contact lens segment within the Leightons group by diversifying what we currently offer and, with our experience in specialist lenses, to inspire the group to look at contact lenses as a life changing opportunity for everyone, regardless of age or prescription.”
Keith Syson, corporate partner with Stevens & Bolton said “We’re delighted to have assisted Leightons with another acquisition, and we wish the combined Leightons and Tempanys team all the best for their exciting plans in Poole.”
The Stevens & Bolton team consisted of Nick Atkins (corporate senior associate), Bethany Sheen (corporate associate) and Daryl Rivero (real estate senior associate). Steele Raymond advised Keith Tempany Ltd.