Birchall buys rival law firm Ward Dewhurst

Birchall Blackburn has purchased rival law firm Ward Dewhurst. Read on for more deal headlines.

Other done deals:

  • Scott Wilson Group Plc, an international design and engineering consultancy, has acquired Benaim Enterprise, a Mauritius-based civil, structural and geotechnical consultancy, for £5.5 million
  • The management at software company SSP Holdings has bought the company for £162 million and taken the company private
  • Finch Commercial Insurance Brokers, backed by NatWest, has acquired BIAB, trading as Ashcombe Border Insurance Brokers
  • Stone Technical Services has bought EP Services in order to bolster its restoration and maintenance services of historical sites
  • IT consultant Bestoutcome has purchased ISA, a supplier of business software applications

Deals in the pipeline:

  • The chief executive of Belfast camera-supplier Andor Technology is preparing to lead a management buy-out at the firm, according to local reports
  • Diversified investor Drury Lane Capital Plc has agreed to buy clinical support software provider Adastra Software for £12.2 million, constituting a reverse takeover
  • Icomera, a Swedish supplier of Internet connectivity to trains, is set to acquire Moovera Networks, a manufacturer of fixed and mobile communications systems
  • Aberystwyth University ’s Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences is to receive £23.5 million from the Welsh Assembly Government and the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales

Marc Barber

Marc Barber

Marc was editor of GrowthBusiness from 2006 to 2010. He specialised in writing about entrepreneurs, private equity and venture capital, mid-market M&A, small caps and high-growth businesses.

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