Welcome to the Summer 2018 corporate deals bulletin.
We are very pleased to welcome you to the summer edition of our quarterly deals update. Following a bright start to the year, the sun has continued shining on M&A activity to make for an exciting first half of 2018. Busy sectors in the second quarter have included tech, education, insurance, retail and leisure.
We wish all our clients and contacts a fantastic summer.
Recent Deal Highlights
FULLER, SMITH AND TURNER PLC ON ACQUISITION OF BEL AND THE DRAGON PORTFOLIO
Advising long-standing client Fuller, Smith and Turner PLC on its acquisition of the Bel and The Dragon country inns portfolio in Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire. Read more
JAMES PURDEY & SONS LIMITED ON ITS ACQUISITION OF ROYAL BERKSHIRE SHOOTING GROUP
Advising renowned shotgun and rifle maker James Purdey & Sons Limited on its acquisition of the Royal Berkshire Shooting Group of Pangbourne, Berkshire. Read more
JOLLYES RETAIL GROUP LIMITED ON ITS MANAGEMENT BUYOUT
Advising the management team of pet food and accessories superstore chain Jollyes Retail Group on its management buyout, funded by private equity firm Kester Capital. Read more
REDPIXIE ON ITS SALE TO HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE
Advising the shareholders of cloud computing firm RedPixie, on their recent sale to Hewlett Packard Enterprise, becoming part of HPE Pointnext. Read more
SEAL SOFTWARE ON ACQUISITION OF APOGEE LEGAL
Advising long-standing client and market leading provider of contract discovery and analysis solutions, Seal Software, on its acquisition of US-based advanced legal analytics firm Apogee Legal. Read more
ICP NURSERIES WITH ANOTHER STRATEGIC ROUND OF ACQUISITIONS
Advising London and South East nursery group ICP Nurseries on its recent acquisition of three additional nursery groups: Doodle Do Day Nursery, the Zeeba nurseries group and Patacake Day Nursery. Read more