Andrew Jackson advises Burton Roofing on acquisition

Andrew Jackson Solicitors has advised long-standing client, Hull-based Burton Roofing Merchants, on its acquisition of Brian Gow Roofing Warehouse for an undisclosed sum.

The independent roofing merchant’s acquisition, which was led by Andrew Jackson’s corporate lawyer, Daniel Hammond, with assistance from Jonathan Fisher (corporate) and Geoff Phillips (property), sees Burton Roofing adding three sites in Surrey and Kent, complementing its existing site in Southampton and increasing its distribution centres to 13, with an aggregate turnover of approximately £60 million.

Hammond commented: “It has been a pleasure to assist our clients on this significant acquisition, which, following lengthy negotiations, enables them to strengthen and build upon their existing presence in the south east of England.”

Paul Hattee, managing director of Burton Roofing, said: “We are absolutely delighted with the advice and support that we have received from Dan and the rest of the Andrew Jackson team.”

“Having previously engaged the team to advise us when we acquired Stockport-based Tom Blackshaw Roofing, we had no hesitation in turning to them again for advice for this strategically important acquisition.”

Hammond added: “Burton Roofing continues to go from strength to strength, growing both organically and through strategic acquisition. We are delighted to see our clients build on their already strong customer base and extending their geographical reach.”

CUPA Group of Spain acquired the major shareholding of the business in 2008. Earlier this year, it acquired the balance of shares in Burton Roofing from the estate of Peter Burton.

Pictured, from left to right: Jonathan Fisher and Daniel Hammond of Andrew Jackson; and Paul Hattee, Lee Hustwait and Andrew Cowham of Burton Roofing