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Our Track Record

We help businesses realise their ambitions. Here’s just a few of those we’ve helped recently.

Sale of T&R Floor Covering Distributors Limited

Advised T&R Floor Covering Distributors Limited on the sale of their family-run business to TradeChoice Carpet & Flooring.

Acquisition of Sam Read Bookshop 

Our Corporate and Property Teams supported Will Smith and Polly Atkin on their acquisition of Sam Read Bookshop in Grasmere, Cumbria, marking them the seventh generation of ownership.

Actons Advise HSKSG As They Join Dains

A team of lawyers from Actons, led by Simon Dakin, have advised HSKSG, one of the most respected accountancy firms in the East Midlands, on its acquisition by the Dains Group.

Prestige Aggregates Group acquisition of Stones4Homes

A team of lawyers advised Sheffield based Prestige Aggregates Group on its aqusition of Selby based Stones4homes, who supply the general public, local builders merchants and the construction market with decorative and specialist aggregates, composts and mulches.

Acquisition of Clarivos

Advised the shareholders of Rinedata Holdings Limited, trading as Clarivos, on their acquisition by SAP and Microsoft services leader Codestone.

Urban Planters Franchise Acquisitions

Acquisition by The Palfreymans Ltd of the share capital of the operator of the North West area franchise for Urban Planters, to complement The Palfreymans Ltd’s existing Midlands franchise operation. The acquisition was funded by Thincats. We acted for The Palfreymans.

Waddington Family

Advised the Waddington family on the sale of the share capital of P Waddington Ltd, a well-established specialist animal waste business incorporated in 1947, to the JG Pears Group

Bruton Knowles

Advised Bruton Knowles LLP on acquisition of the share capital of John Amos & Co Ltd.

Peter Cook Limited

Advised Peter Cook Ltd on the sale of the share capital of its home care division, Mediline Home Care Ltd, to Premier Care Ltd.

Financial Services

Advised on multiple rounds of equity finance raising.

Health & Leisure

Support on equity fund raising.


Group re-organisation.

Health & Safety

Advised on a £multi-million share sale in the health and safety sector.


Advised a bank on their financing of a management buy-out with a complex corporate structure.

Serial Entrepreneur

Advised a serial entrepreneur in the acquisition of a major holding in an established business, and advising the same entrepreneur on other transactions.


Acted for funder on £4.5M funding of MBO of precision engineering business.


Acted for holding company on the sale of subsidiary business.


Acted for funder on £850K funding of specialist travel operator.

Financial advice

Acted for funder on £3.6M funding of financial advisory practice.

Planning and Development

Acted for funder on c.£900k funding of MBO of planning practice


Acted for funder on re-organisation of accountancy practice (offices across Midlands) to facilitate exit of senior partner


Acted for haulage business on refinance c.£7M

Marketing Agency

Acted for outgoing shareholder director from marketing agency c.£700k

Health & Safety

Acted for buyer on acquisition of manufacturer of health and safety equipment c.£300k

Real Estate

Acted for seller on sale of property holding company c.£1.8m

Wholefood Wholesaler

Acted for management shareholders on trade sale of food wholesaler c£1.7m


If you’d like a confidential, no-obligation discussion about your business, please contact a member of our corporate & commercial team on 0115 9 100 200 or send us a message.

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