Cheltenham-based top 200 law firm, BPE Solicitors has completed more than £125 million worth of corporate deals over the course of the firm’s last financial year.
The figures have resulted from the completion of a number of large, key transactions. Some of the headline deals include the sale of Redcomb Pubs Ltd to Young’s & Co for £34 million, AIM Client, Totally plc’s £11.5 million reverse takeover of Greenbrook Healthcare and related £9 million fundraising, the sale of Warner’s Budgens to The Midcounties Co-operative, Positek Limited’s sale to discoverIE Group PLC for £4.2 million, on AIM again, the £5.7 million reverse takeover of Open Orphan DAC by Open Orphan plc(formerly Venn Life Sciences Holdings plc) and its associated £4.5 million fundraising, and Sosandar plc’s £2.95 million placing of shares.
BPE’s Corporate team has experience and expertise working for both public and private companies on a range of transactions, including acquisitions, disposals, mergers, takeovers, demergers, investments, AIM admissions and fundraisings. While the team’s client base is national, from London-based public companies to supporting scale-ups, it is also dedicated to aiding the growth of leading Gloucestershire businesses.
Despite economic and market fluctuations and the impact of Brexit, the department’s workload has continued to grow with 2018/19 being a record year for deals.
John Workman, BPE’s Senior Partner said: “It’s always an encouraging sign when a team and indeed the firm as a whole is growing despite uncertain times. We have felt the effect of the market slowing at times, but we are delighted that our Corporate workload has continued to increase. The team has put in some brutal hours, especially during the second half of the year, to get these deals over the line for the client.”
“Our Corporate team continues to punch above its weight, carrying out successful transactions for businesses that would traditionally be expected to use much larger national firms. Even though it’s been a record-breaking year, we won’t be looking to take our foot off the gas any time soon, as we look to continue to expand, winning new clients and supporting our existing client base.”