Schofield Sweeney completes three deals in a week

The corporate team at Schofield Sweeney is celebrating after completing a hat-trick of deals in a week.

Partner Adrian Ballam and solicitor James Farrell advised Leeds-headquartered cleaning product manufacturer Star Brands, with turnover of £30 million, on its management buyout financed by investment firm Mobeus.

Chris Blantern, partner at Schofield Sweeney, and solicitor Daniel Bisby advised estate agency Morgans on its acquisition by Linley & Simpson.

That deal added more than 1,450 homes to the lettings portfolio of Linley & Simpson, which now stands at 8,000 properties across 16 branches in North and West Yorkshire.

This deal took place within days of the Schofield Sweeney corporate team also advising Greenhous Group on its acquisition of commercial vehicle dealer Adams Morey, a business with £61 million in turnover that holds the DAF franchise in Central Southern England.

Managing partner Martin Sweeney and legal executive Kate Fox of Schofield Sweeney acted as legal advisers to Greenhous Group.

Steven Millward (pictured), partner at Schofield Sweeney, said of the deals: “Despite the continued uncertainty around Brexit, we are delighted to see deal activity continuing apace.”

“Completing three transactions over such a short timeframe at the beginning of July is testament to the strength in depth of the team and our ability to be able to work with clients to deliver transactions to tight timescales.”

“Our pipeline for the rest of 2019 continues to look strong and we look forward to working with clients to help them realise strategic opportunities during the rest of the year”.

Blantern added: “We are here to help growing firms realise their ambitions and move on to the next stage of their development. I wish all of the teams involved the very best.”